Following today’s launch on HD Start, the distribution within the music package won’t be continued, an MTV spokesman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
The music package is a pay-TV offering for music fans which Entertain customers can access for an additional monthly fee while basic package HD Start targets a wider audience with the HD versions of Germany’s largest commercial free-to-air general interest channels such as RTL, Sat.1 and ProSieben.
Deutsche Telekom recently confirmed that changes were underway regarding its music package. More details regarding the new line-up are expected to be announced shortly.
MTV HD also moved from the pay-TV to the free-to-air environment for DTH satellite viewers in Germany today: Instead of pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland, the channel can now be received on Astra (19.2° East) at HD+, the HDTV platform carrying commercial free-to-air channels.