Anixe HD leaves Astra

German high-definition entertainment channel Anixe HD has terminated its transmission for DTH households on Astra (19.2° East).

The channel continues to be available on cable networks and IPTV platforms, for example Kabel BW and Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain. The standard-definition version of Anixe remains on Astra.

In return, the channel is collaborating with series and movie channel Das Vierte which will integrate part of Anixe’s family line-up into its schedule from 1 December including children’s and youth programmes, cartoons and animal documentaries. With the move, Anixe’s reach will increase by more than 20 million households to 30.3 million households.

“Through the collaboration we will shortly be available in four out of five German TV households,” Anixe‘s managing director Jennifer Lapidakis said in Munich. “This increase in reach will also make our family channel attractive to further advertising partners.”

(Source: Rapid TV News )