Regio TV Schwaben and intv will follow at a later stage. Franken Fernsehen, münchen.tv and a.tv which have already been part of the Entertain lineup will get new slots on the electronic programme guide (EPG). For the local TV offering, Entertain will set up a new dedicated EPG section starting at channel number 2000.
With the carriage of Bavaria’s local TV channels, Entertain will launch a new local TV portal on EPG slot 20 at the same time from which its customers can navigate to their respective local TV channels through selection of the federal state they live in.
Bavaria will be the first federal state whose local TV channels will be nearly completely offered by Entertain, thereby reaching the platform’s 2.5 million customers.
“IPTV has become an important distribution platform for TV channels,” Siegfried Schneider, president of Bavaria’s local media authority BLM, said in Munich. “The carriage by Entertain leads to a further increase of the technical reach of Bavaria’s local TV channels which can then be received by nearly all TV households in Bavaria. That’s a basic precondition for economic success.”
The channels’ EPG slots at a glance:
2025 a.tv augsburg
2027 Donau TV
2028 Franken Fernsehen
2029 intv (reserved)
2030 Isar TV
2033 Oberpfalz TV
2034 Regionalfernsehen Oberbayern (RFO)
2035 Tele Regional Passau 1 (TRP1)
2036 TV Oberfranken
2037 TV touring Schweinfurt
2038 TV touring Würzburg
2039 TVA Ostbayern