Turner launches cable duo in Germany

Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network go on air

BERLIN — Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network have become the latest new digital channels to go on air on German cable.

Time Warner’s TBS Deutschland launched the two German-language outlets on Tuesday on Unity Media’s regional cablers Ish and Ieasy, the satellite version of its Arena channel, Eutelsat’s pay platform KabelKiosk, and local telco Hansenet’s IPTV service.

An international English version of TBS was already available on cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) but the new outlet is specially tailored for the German market and will also include German product.

While the new TBS will offer classic films from the past 70 years, the channel will be more skewed toward younger auds, with highlights such as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

Turner is seeking to expand the distribution of the channels nationwide and is in negotiations with other cable and pay TV operators to carry them.

Turner currently offers tyke channel Boomerang and the English-language TBS on KDG.

U.S. majors have been eager to launch outlets in Germany’s fast-growing digital TV market. Other digital U.S. channels here include Disney Playhouse and Toon Disney, Sony’s action web AXN, and NBC Universal’s Sci Fi and 13th Street.

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