While ProSiebenSat.1 sold its news channel N24 in Germany, the German media company is now returning to the news business in Austria.
According to the German media authorities, cable operator Tele Columbus treats commercial free-to-air TV broadcasters unequally,
Documentaries instead of news: German commercial broadcaster N24 will change its TV offer for viewers in Austria.
German news channel N24 will become WELT (translated “World”) on January 18, 2018.
German news channel N24 will launch its spin-off channel N24 Doku on September 17, 2016.
German commercial news broadcaster N24 will launch a documentary channel in autumn 2016.
German news channel N24 will launch a version of its channel for viewers in Austria on May 1, 2016.
STORY UPDATED. German cable operators have to equally treat the operators of comparable TV channels regarding carriage fees – even if channels hold must carry status or a prominent market position.
German media company Axel Springer will change the name of its TV news channel N24 into WELT (translated “World”).
German news channel N24 will continue to obtain its live reports from the German stock exchange in Frankfurt from financial news and documentary channel DAF.