German news channel N24 will launch its spin-off channel N24 Doku on September 17, 2016.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will launch free-to-air documentary channel kabel eins Doku on September 22, 2016.
German commercial news broadcaster N24 will launch a documentary channel in autumn 2016.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 wants to launch the first free-to-air, ad-supported documentary channel in the domestic TV market.
German public broadcaster ZDF has acquired a rights package from UK-based licence company BBC Worldwide containing around 160 hours of BBC documentaries focusing on history and science for its thematic channel ZDFinfo.
ProSieben Maxx will continue its collaboration with BBC Worldwide with the German commercial free-to-air channel showing 420 hours of programmes from BBC Worldwide from 2015.
Swiss commercial TV broadcaster 3 Plus Group will launch its third channel on September 11, 2014.