Vodafone Deutschland will remove 20 channels from its cable network as part of the unification of the pay-TV line-up in the former coverage areas of Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia.
As Unitymedia had a larger pay-TV portfolio, some channels will be dropped in the three federal states the operator served: Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and North-Rhine Westphalia.
According to a list in the pay-TV section of the Vodafone website, the following 20 channels will be dropped: Animal Planet, auto motor sport, Baby TV, BBC Entertainment, BonGusto, Classica, doxx, E! Entertainment, Extreme Sports Channel, Gute Laune TV, Jukebox, Motorvision.TV, four ViacomCBS channels (MTV 80s, MTV Hits, MTV Live, Nicktoons), OCKO, Penthouse TV, RTL Passion and Deutsches Wetterfernsehen.
The channels will be axed in Baden-Württemberg on April 14, 2021, in Hesse on April 28 and in North-Rhine Westphalia on April 30. The prices of the subscription packages will remain unchanged; the affected customers will have a special right of termination of their contracts.