TecTime TV, the German thematic channel covering technology and multimedia, will return to the screens after a 7-month break.
The distribution will be as an OTT service on YouTube, Amazon Fire TV and on its website, Apps for iOS and Android will follow, the channel’s founder Christian Mass told Broadband TV News. An HbbTV service for smart TV sets is also planned.
The first new programme will be the Dr.Dish Magazin on July 28, 2017. On July 31, 2017, a new episode of the series My Pi Project with Maximilian Batz will be added followed by Dr.Dish Wissen.
A new monthly print publication is to contribute to financing the costs. The TecTime TV Magazin will offer content hard to visualise on television, product tests, news, DIY projects and reports on new products. The yearly subscription will cost €36 including postage (in Germany). The precondition for the launch of the magazine is that at least 5,000 people register their interest in a subscription by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TecTime TV (formerly Dr.Dish TV) filed for insolvency in January 2017. The DTH satellite transmission on Astra (19.2° East) was subsequently terminated to save costs. The online offers remained, but no new content was produced.
TecTime TV is now operated by parts of the old team under their own direction, according to Mass. A return to satellite will, however, not take place in the foreseeable future, he added. “The financial risk is too high.”