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ORF to pull main channel off cable systems

German webs complained about pubcaster's simultaneous b'cast

BERLIN — Austrian pubcaster ORF confirmed Friday that it will pull its main channel off of cable systems in the German state of Bavaria early next year.

German commercial webs have complained repeatedly about ORF’s policy of broadcasting popular films, series and sporting events simultaneously with German networks. Bavarian households able to receive ad-free ORF often prefer it to watching the same show with commercials on a German channel.

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