German channel Unitel Classica HD on Taiwanese cable operator KBRO

27 May 2011 20 h 42 min 6 comments

The pay TV-channel for classical music, Unitel Classica HD has beeen launched on Taiwan’s KBRO channel line-up. The new deal marks Classica HD’s third launch on a main cable operator in Taiwan after CNS and TFN.

James Peng, Vice President of KBRO: “We are glad to bring this highly valuable classical music channel in HD to our viewing audience.” Ernst Buchrucker, Managing Director of UNITEL CLASSICA noted, “our new partnership with KBRO marks one further and significant step towards our goal of making classical music available in the best quality in Asia and around the world.”

Classica HD presents in high definition operas and concerts from today as well as legendary classics with leading orchestras, conductors and musicians.

Based in Germany, Classica established itself as a premium pay-TV-channel more than ten years ago on Japan’s Tohokushinsha. The HD-version of Unitel Classica has expanded onto several platforms in Korea and Taiwan. In Europe, the Unitel Classica channels are established as leading TV channels for high ranking classical music in various countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland as well as in South Africa.

UNITEL CLASSICA HD is part of UNITEL, which was founded by Herbert von Karajan and Leo Kirch 50 years ago. UNITEL, owned by Jan Mojto, is one of the world’s leading production companies for audiovisual recordings of classical music with a commitment of producing only in the highest technical quality and with the leading artists, opera houses and orchestras. With more than 1,100 productions the UNITEL library includes recordings with world-class conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber as well as today’s elite such as Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta and Valery Gergiev.

SOURCES:  Beta Cinema (27/05/2011)

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