German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will shortly offer a new subscription package for sports fans.
TrendSports, as the bouquet will be called, will feature the new action and fun sports channel EDGEsport, which recently launched in Germany, sports channel Sport1+, eSports channel eSports1 and football channel Sportdigital Fußball, according to a dedicated Sky website.
The channels will be available to Sky Deutschland’s DTH satellite subscribers in Germany and Austria via Astra (19.2° East).
Both new and existing Sky customers will be able to add trendSports to their subscription for €5.99 per month. At least a subscription to basic package Sky Starter is required to sign up for trendSports.
Update, November 6, 13.00 CET: The trendSports package, which has just launched, is operated by TA2 Europe, a new Hamburg-based B2B service provider aggregating and distributing special interest TV channels to platform operators via satellite, cable, IPTV and OTT. The customer relationship remains in the hands of the platform operator.
TA2 Europe, which holds its own transponder capacity on Astra, is backed by media entrepreneurs Arnold C. Kulbatzki, Alexander Trauttmansdorff and Dr Torsten Rossmann. The company wants to make trendSports available on other platforms soon.