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TV & Internet in Munich

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Cable TV

To receive cable television all you need is a TV antenna cable. This connects the normal antenna socket on the television, or other receiver such as a video recorder or digital receiver, to the cable socket in the apartment wall. The difference between cable television and terrestrial or satellite television is that cable usually involves a connection fee as well as a monthly subscription.

Most apartments in Munich are already wired for cable television. To find out if you are subscribed simply plug your television aerial into the wall socket - if you see cable channels then you know you are subscribed. One more thing to bear in mind - cable subscribers are obliged to pay a television license fee.

Some of the key cable operators in Germany are:




Germany has both dial-up and broadband internet options. It also has over 8,600 Internet "hotspots". Apart from the usual locations in airport terminals, smaller businesses such as hotels, gas stations, bars and restaurants also provide wireless Internet access on the go and very often free of charge. The best way to find hotspots is online, so when you are at a hotspot, search and save the location.

Germany has many Internet options. However, pinning down and recommending the plan that’s just right for you can be quite a challenge. One place to start for English-speakers in Germany is TKS. TKSSurf! Internet service has many competitively priced plans that have no contractual obligations and offers subscribers full service, over-the-phone technical support in English.



Update 2/04/2008


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