KDG signs ProSiebenSat.1 HD, VOD deal
By Robert Briel

The ProSiebenSat.1 Group has signed a long term distribution agreement with Kabel Deutschlabnd KDG for its SD, HD and VOD programming. From October 2011, KDG subscribers will be able to receive the HD versions of Sat.1, ProSieben, Kabel eins and Sixx.

In addition, programming from the ProSiebenSat.1 Grouip will be made available on the cabler’s VOD platform Select Video, which was launched in March 2011. The VOD service has a technical reach of 2.3 million KDG households.

The agreement also covers the distribution of all the “free TV” and pay-TV channels from the ProSiebenSat.1 Group , including the two premium channels Sat.1 Comedy and Label eins classics.

In addition, the women’s channel Sixx will be distributed in both analogue and digital on the KDG network, increasing the potential reach of the female skewed channel from 20 to 25 million households.