TVT lands German b'cast license

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COLOGNE, Germany -- Turkish music channel TVT has received a license to broadcast nationwide in Germany, bringing Turkish pop stars and music videos to Germany's large ethnic Turkish community.

The new Germany-based channel is set to launch this spring and will target the nation's estimated 2 million ethnic Turks.

German media authorities this week also granted a broadcasting license to Turkish-language entertainment channel Kanal 7 INT.

The licenses for the channels, which will be carried on digital satellite service Turksat, are good for four years.

Germany already has three locally based Turkish-language channels and many popular Turkish networks, including pubcaster TRT, are available on cable or satellite.
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