While we knew both FOX and TNT were destined to land
in Germany at some point, the latter won't be arriving until January of 2009. For those unaware, FOX has actually already launched in Deutschland, but you can bet your bottom dollar, er, Euro, that TNT is hoping to be a formidable competitor. TNT Serie, as it will be dubbed, will unfortunately be aired in 16:9 24 / 7, which likely means at least some content will be shown in stretch-o-vision
. Still, we're hearing that the programming lineup will be quite robust, with re-runs of US favorites 30 Rock
, Friday Night Lights
, Everybody Loves Raymond
, King of Queens
and quite a few others. As for carriers, it seems as if discussions are ongoing with a number of cable and IPTV providers, but nothing definitive has been uttered just yet.