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Station logo
TV station ( private law )
Program type Special-interest program (entertainment)
reception DVB-C , DVB-S , DVB-S2 , DVB-T , IPTV
Image resolution ( Entry missing )
Start of transmission May 17, 2006 (Anixe HD)
January 7, 2008 (Anixe SD; since July 1, 2019 as Anixe +)
executive Director Emmanouil Lapidakis
Market share 0.1% (2013)
List of TV channels

Anixe HD (own spelling: ANIXE, according to the broadcaster from Greek "open") is a free-to-air television channel with a focus on Christian TV advertising and permanent advertising. ANIXE is part of private broadcasting and, in addition to classic TV advertising, is financed by broadcasting infomercial programs.

Anixe started in 2006 as a pure HDTV channel (under the name "ANIXE HD"). From 2008 to June 3, 2019, he will also broadcast his program in standard definition via satellite. According to the company's homepage, ANIXE HD was the first free-to-air German-language HD TV station that broadcast its program exclusively in the HD standard.

The station's claim until autumn 2013 was: “ANIXE - TV for the whole family”.

Since April 1, 2016, Anixe HD has been broadcasting its program with the focus on series under the station name "Anixe HD Serie". In future, the SD channel will broadcast feature films, documentaries and infomercials independently of the HD channel.

The station's managing director is Emmanouil Lapidakis. Marion Lapidakis is the sole shareholder of the operating company. The managing general partner ANIXE HD Television Verwaltungs-GmbH is operated by Emmanouil Lapidakis.

On July 1, 2019, the Anixe SD channel was converted to Anixe +. This has also been broadcasting in HD since July 3, 2019.

Program and station history

Older logo from Anixe SD
Older logo from Anixe HD
First logo from Anixe HD

Up until autumn 2013, the daily program focused on cartoon and children's series classics from the 1980s and 1990s for viewers aged six to 13 and family documentaries.

At the end of 2013, the station repositioned itself and is now focusing on viewers over 50 years of age (so-called best agers ). For this reason, classic series and feature films from the 1960s to 90s are broadcast in the daily program. In the evening Anixe shows feature films and documentaries such as the travel format "ANIXE auf Reisen", TV series and feature film classics, infomercials and religious programs. The feature films and series are mastered and digitized directly from the 35 mm film .

The company operated the travel shopping channel , from which the ANIXE HD Television GmbH & Co. KG and the TV broadcaster ANIXE emerged. This has been broadcasting the Anixe HD program in parallel in standard definition since January 7, 2008 and is now only called Anixe.

Anixe HD series

Logo from Anixe HD series

On April 1, 2016, the HD version of Anixe turned into an external TV station. Under the name Anixe HD Serie, he only broadcasts series that mostly date from the 1990s and 2000s, including “Helicops”, “SK Kölsch” and “For all cases Stefanie”. Since these recordings were not yet HD-capable at the time, Anixe HD series adjusted the format of the programs from 4: 3 to 16: 9.

Anixe + (formerly Anixe SD) continues to exist independently of the Anixe HD series and now broadcasts feature films, documentaries, religious formats and infomercials.


For the first time, the German Bundesliga was broadcast on HDTV free TV until the end of the 2008/09 season . The home games of FC Schalke 04 , Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund were shown with a time delay. This was rounded off by a panel discussion led by Ulrich Potofski . In the 2009/10 season, Anixe HD broadcast the last Bundesliga match of VfB Stuttgart on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm as part of the program “Nachspielzeit - Das VfB Stuttgart Magazin”.

For the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, Anixe HD secured the transmission rights to individual disciplines (mountain biking, equestrian sports, archery, triathlon, sailing, surfing and marathons).

The FedCup duel between Germany and France 2010 was broadcast live in HD by Anixe HD and also as a summary in 3-D.

ANIXE Television GmbH

In addition to its core business of free TV , ANIXE is active in the areas of production, marketing, and sales of television, internet and transaction television. ANIXE is still an owner-managed company (unique among the German free TV channels). In 2013, an audience share of up to 0.5% was achieved in the strong broadcasting routes. In addition to classic advertising time marketing, ANIXE concentrates on the sale of channel windows.

anixe studios

In the production area, ANIXE has a THX, Dolby and dts certified sound studio with a focus on 35 mm film material scanning and restoration. Synchronization and sampling of 35 mm material are not only carried out for the in-house transmitter, but services are also offered for other transmitters. One of the most elaborate productions was recently the preparation and restoration of the Pippi Longstocking and Michel aus Lönneberga series for ZDF. The Canadian animal documentary Hope - Guardian Angel of Wild Animals was dubbed by anixe studios for the German market.

HD film distribution

The station operated a web shop until the beginning of 2012 , through which u. a. Blu-ray films were distributed.



ANIXE HD and ANIXE + can be received throughout Germany and, according to the company, achieve a technical range of 75 percent and a total of 28 million households in Germany. Free streaming of selected formats of the station via the Anixe media library is possible via smart TV or an Hbb TV-enabled receiver. The station also offers a live streaming app for reception via smartphone and tablets.


Anixe HD is broadcast via DVB-S2 in H.264 via the Astra 1KR satellite - since August 2010 (except on Sunday), however, only from 8.15 p.m. On October 25, 2010, the broadcast via Astra 19.2 ° East was stopped and was interrupted until the broadcast continued on March 1, 2011. The SD version under the name Anixe SD was broadcast until June 3, 2019. Anixe + has been broadcasting on Anixe SD since June 3rd

Anixe HD
  • Satellite: Astra 19.2 ° East
  • Downlink frequency: 10.77325 GHz
  • Symbol rate (MS / s): 22000
  • Error protection (FEC): 3/4
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • Resolution: 1280 × 1080i (HDTV)
Anixe +
  • Satellite: Astra 19.2 ° East
  • Transponder: 103
  • Downlink frequency: 12.4605 GHz
  • Symbol rate (MS / s): 27500
  • Error protection (FEC): 3/4
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • Resolution: 1280 × 1080i (HDTV)


In Germany, Anixe HD is represented by the cable network operators Kabel Neubrandenburg, ,, NetCologne, Pÿur and Unitymedia. UPC Switzerland fed the station into its own cable networks until December 2010, but has been showing Anixe SD on the same channel since January 2011. The transmitter has been in Berlin since December 1, 2011, January 5, 2012 in the Rhine-Main area, June 1, 2012 in Braunschweig / Hanover and from November 15, 2012 to May 7, 2014. Since May 2, 2013, the Received unencrypted channels in standard definition at Kabel Deutschland. From January 30, 2018 to February 3, 2020, Anixe HD also broadcast on the Unitymedia cable network.


Cable network operators in Austria who feed Anixe HD: kabelnet MÜRZ - Stadtwerke Mürzzuschlag GmbH. (incomplete)


In Switzerland , Anixe HD is fed in via the basic offer from Swisscom TV .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. audience shares . , 2013, accessed on August 31, 2014 .
  2. More program: Anixe starts serial channels. Digital television, accessed August 12, 2019 .
  3. Anixe HD becomes a series broadcaster ( Memento from April 1, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Anixe transmits FedCup in 3D ( Memento from May 9, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Anixe history (ANIXE press release)
  6. anixe studios (press release ANIXE August 2014)
  7. Anixe - Technical range
  8. Anixe - Receive info live stream
  9. Pyur station list. Retrieved August 22, 2019 .
  10. Anixe, QVC and Tele 5 from November 15th via DVB-T in Stuttgart. Retrieved May 14, 2014 .
  11. Anixe does without DVB-T and relies on hybrid transmission. Retrieved May 14, 2014 .
  12. Anixe - reception cable
  13. Change Day. Retrieved January 22, 2018 .