German pay-TV package launched in Africa and Middle East

German pay-TV platform, Satelio, operated by Deutscher Televisionsklub Betriebs GmbH, yesterday launched a bouquet of up to 18 German channels for viewers in 44 countries in Africa and the Middle East via the Intelsat-20 satellite.

The SD bouquet can be bought for USD 580 pre-paid subscription for the whole year, or USD 648 per year at USD 54 per month or for USD 64 per month, along with a one-time activation fee of USD 10. Subscribers also need to buy the Satelio set-top box which uses a software-based CAS provided by Panaccess Systems GmbH.

The bouquet includes RTL, Sat.1, RTL II, ProSieben, VOX, kabel eins, Super RTL, Puls 4 Austria, sixx, N24, euronews, yourfamily, Jukebox, C Music TV and Hitradio Namibia, but will differ country to country. More channels will be added soon.