On May 1, the provider Vodafone will make three pay TV channels from the ProSiebenSat.1 portfolio available that were actually encrypted. atechbook knows which ones they are – and why customers should not rejoice too soon (or better: not for too long).
“ProSieben Fun,” “Sat.1 emotions” and “Kabel Eins Classics” – these three previously encrypted pay TV channels will be unlocked in the Vodafone media library as of May 1. The operator is thus giving its TV customers a small gift; but one with an expiration date.
Vodafone customers get (temporarily) three new channels
For around seven weeks, Vodafone customers using GigaTV, a Horizon Box or smartcard will be able to receive the new channels from ProSiebenSat.1 free of charge. During this time, some content will also be available for a full 30 days; normal is one week.
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On June 20, the “taster weeks” will then be over, at which point the briefly freely available channels will become chargeable again. In the end, Vodafone is probably rather giving itself a present – should some customers have acquired a taste for it and subscribe to the pay TV channels in the future.
Changing entertainment offer at Vodafone
Millions of people in Germany receive their TV programming via cable. The absolute majority of them use Vodafone, and they should be getting used to changes in the available content. The provider adjusts the channel selection of its cable TV offering on a fairly regular basis – so far, so normal. The fact that something is being added for free is possibly an offer of reconciliation to customers: as recently as 2021, the company had thrown a whole series of SD channels out of the program.