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Kabel HD : FIFA World Cup on Public TV in HD for all Cable Customers

Please note: the full text of this press release is available in German only.

  • Customers need Kabel HD receiver and HD television
  • Digital television and radio programs with new channel locations

All cable customers will be able to watch the football World Cup in South Africa in public television offer in high definition (HD). Starting no later than mid-May 2010, the HD programs, the first HD, ZDF HD and Arte HD will be available in the entire cable network cable from Germany to be permanently available.

Kabel Deutschland is to assign new channel locations from April 6, 2010 some digital TV programs. For technical reasons, the change is gradual and is expected to close on May 21, 2010. The change only affects cable customers who are looking digital TV with a digital receiver. The channel assignment of the analog television programs remains unchanged.

FIFA World Cup on Public TV

FIFA World Cup on Public TV

Besides the changes in the digital TV service change some digital radio stations the channel space. The following TV and radio programs receive the digital cable network new channel places:

  • The first HD, ZDF HD and Arte HD will be a channel space below 470 MHz postponed (center frequency 338 MHz).
  • The pay-per-view services, Select Kino ‘and’ redXclub ‘(movies on demand) get a channel space above 470 MHz (center frequency 322 MHz) and are therefore in the modernized networks continue to be received.
  • The previously widespread on the channel S25 digital radio stations ARD (Bayern 2, BR-Klassik, Bremen Vier, Fritz, hr2, hr3, MDR SPUTNIK, NDR 90.3, N-JOY, Northwest radio, radio one, WDR2, WDR3, WDR4 ) are distributed to the injection of the ARD radio transponder in May 2010, above 470 MHz.

Simply perform tuning on the digital receiver

Once the public HD channels Das Erste HD, ZDF HD and Arte HD, said digital radio programs or the on-demand services, Select Kino ‘and’ redXclub ‘can no longer be received at the usual time slot, the cable customers should at your digital receiver to perform a channel scan. The station search should be started after the conversion or at the latest on 21 May 2010 in the evening. The HD channels Das Erste HD, ZDF HD and Arte HD are after conversion in all digital cable network, the pay-per-view services, to receive Select Kino ‘and’ redXclub ‘in all upgraded for Internet and telephony Kabel Internet.

Which local HDTV equipment is required?

For HDTV reception cable customers only needed a cable-ready HD receiver and an HD TV with the logo of ‘HD Ready’ or ‘Full HD’. CRT TVs are not suitable for the reception of HDTV. The two labels “HD ready” or “Full HD” indicates that the TV model of choice in high definition television signals such as in 720 p or 1080 i can handle.

Digital program assignment individually retrievable

Interested parties can check the availability of HD or pay-per-view programs on their individual address.
The current program assignment can be found online at Information, please contact cable Germany by phone at 01805/233 325 (14 cents / min. From the German landline. Max.42 cents / min. From German mobile networks). In case of reception interference to cable customers contact our technical customer service toll free 0800/52 666 25 is a website that collects various types of cables from various sources on the Internet. There are Kabel Deutschland, BW, HDMI, TV, USB, Receiver, DSL Speedtest


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