German financial news channel on Astra
Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen (DAF), a thematic channel focusing on news about the investment and financial world, will commence its satellite distribution on December 1.
The service will be available free-to-air on Astra (19.2° East) in Astra Platform Service’s (APS) digital package on the frequency 12.480 GHz V (SR 27,500, FEC 3/4). APS will send the signal from its uplink station in Unterföhring near Munich to the satellite.
“We are very pleased that via Astra we will be able to reach 8.87 million digital TV households in Germany alone. Our success as an internet offer shows that the focusing on financial information has been well received by viewers,” said DAF’s CEO Peter Rampp.
The channel launched in August 2006 as a web-TV offer at w- w -w.anleger-fernsehen.de. According to the broadcaster, up to 110,000 viewers per day currently tune into the service through the Internet.
Bavarian media authority BLM issued the operating company, publishing house Börsenmedien, with a regular TV licence for conventional distribution methods in October. In addition to satellite distribution, Börsenmedien head Bernd Förtsch also aims for carriage on cable networks and IPTV platforms via ADSL broadband networks. “Our goal is to reach 12 to 15 million households in Germany by mid next year.”