Teuton pubcasters unveil int’l feevee channel

Move follows launch of private pay service

COLOGNE — German pubcasters ARD and ZDF have announced plans for a satellite channel to rival Channel D, the recently-launched private German-language pay TV service for overseas viewers.

German Television, as the new pay channel will be called, will launch early next year. Like Channel D, which launched Sept. 1, it will offer a selection of German television programming, but with more news and current affairs.

German Television will rely on Germany’s international broadcasting service, Deutsche Welle, for additional content. Deutsche Welle will continue to operate its existing TV channel.

German Television is budgeted at 60 million marks ($28 million) over six years.

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