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Discovery’s DMAX to launch on HD Plus


Discovery’s free-to-air general entertainment channel DMAX is to launch on satellite operator SES’ HD Plus platform in Germany in May.

The male skewing channel, which airs local series including Die Ludolf and D Tech as well as international content including American Chopper and Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days, will become the 14th commercial broadcaster to sign up to the service, and will launch on May 1. It joins channels RTL HD, Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD, Vox HD, Kabel Eins HD, RTL II HD, Super RTL HD, N24 HD, Tele 5 HD, Sport1 HD, Nickelodeon HD, Sixx HD, and Comedy Central HD as well as the country’s free-to-air broadcasters and public channels.

Wilfried Urner, CEO of HD Plus, said: “With DMAX HD, one of the pioneers of HD is joining our platform. Documentaries and features are ideal formats for HD. The launch of DMAX HD and Super RTL HD on HD+ on May 1 will give the development of our platform a further push. With the start of additional free-to-air HD channels on 1 May and the large pay TV line-up in HD, the HD offer on the Astra Satellite System becomes very impressive and continues to be one of the most comprehensive and attractive HD line-ups in the market and even internationally.”