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German cable and IPTV providers lose Digiturk’s Lig TV

Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk has terminated its carriage agreements for its football channel Lig TV with German cable and IPTV providers Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia Kabel BW, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, according to the Digital Fernsehen website.

Kabel Deutschland spokesman Maurice Böhler said that Digiturk had demanded at short notice “additional security measures” for the carriage of Lig TV, which would go beyond the usual measures in the German market.

Lig TV’s content includes coverage of the Super Lig, the top division of football in Turkey. Germany has a large number of Turkish immigrants living in the country.