German overseas pay TV channel to go off air

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1 July 2005, BERLIN - Broadcast authorities on Friday said German TV, Germany's overseas pay television channel, will go off the air owing to a lack of paying customers. The decision came a day after a parliamentary committee recommended cutting off all future funding, which runs to nearly EUR 5 million a year. German TV, aimed primarily at North and South America, was launched three years ago by Germany's public broadcasters with a break-even goal of 70,000 paying customers. The channel, produced by Deuts

1 July 2005

BERLIN - Broadcast authorities on Friday said German TV, Germany's overseas pay television channel, will go off the air owing to a lack of paying customers.

The decision came a day after a parliamentary committee recommended cutting off all future funding, which runs to nearly EUR 5 million a year.

German TV, aimed primarily at North and South America, was launched three years ago by Germany's public broadcasters with a break-even goal of 70,000 paying customers.

The channel, produced by Deutsche Welle, currently reaches less than 20,000 households.

DPA

Subject: German news

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