RTL in Germany Launches Pay TV Channel Geo Television
The edutainment channel will be produced in cooperation with magazine publishers Gruner + Jahr.
German commercial broadcaster RTL Deutschland has teamed up with magazine publishing group Gruner + Jahr to produce an edutainment channel, Geo Television, based on the Gruner + Jahr's popular science magazine Geo.
The digital pay TV network will go on air May 8 on Deutsche Telekom's Entertain platform and will be offered to other cable and pay TV operators.
Geo Television will be RTL's fourth branded pay TV channel, joining thematic brands RTL Crime, Passion and RTL Living. It will feature nonfiction programming on technology, science and world history.
Both RTL and Gruner + Jahr are subsidiaries of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann.