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Sky Deutschland to launch three new HD stations

Sky DeutschlandSky Deutschland is due to launch three new high definition channels – TNT Glitz HD, Spiegel Geschichte HD and Disney Junior HD – on its platform in April.

TNT Glitz HD will be available from April 1 as part of the Sky Welt package. Aimed at a young female audience, it will air a mix of international films, documentaries and series – including HBO show Girls – as well as several local original productions.

Also launching on April 1 is an HD version of Spiegel Geschichte, which airs documentaries about German and international history and is available to all satellite customers.

Kids network Disney Junior HD goes live on April 15 to all satellite customers, and marks Sky’s expanded cooperation with Disney.

“With these three new HD channels, we are underscoring our aim to offer Sky customers the best HD offering in Germany and Austria. With compelling documentaries, including many exclusive and local-interest topics, a new series, film and lifestyle channel designed just for our female viewers as well as Sky’s first HD children’s channel, we are expanding our HD portfolio with highlights for the whole family,” said Elke Walthelm, vice president, partner channels at Sky Deutschland.