German TV channel launches online service in South Africa

German television broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1 Welt, plans to launch in South Africa via mobile application and the web on smartphone or tablet devices.

Popular German TV shows like Der letzte Bulle, Ladykracher and Pastewka will be available on the channel. The channel can be subscribed for EUR 7.90 (USD 10.61) per month.

ProSiebenSat.1 Welt is being launched in 17 other markets with South Africa being the only African country. According to the German Embassy in South Africa, some 2,000 Germans immigrate to South Africa each year.