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German TV Show Takes On Death As Entertainment

by | 22nd, June 2007

POLAND remembers the German death cult. And in Germany they come up with this:

There are shows for cooking, relationships, weddings and property — why not for dying? A new TV channel in Germany plans to rectify the omission with 24/7 digital death…

Starting this autumn in Germany, EosTV — a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week television channel devoted exclusively to aging, dying and mourning — will hit the airwaves. Viewers will be served up documentaries about cemeteries, shows about changing funeral culture, and helpful tips about finding a retirement home or nursing care. Should you be looking to install a stair lift in your home, EosTV will be the place to find information about that too. Death and dying, in other words, right in your living room…

“Over 800,000 people died in Germany last year,” Wolf Tilmann Schneider, the channel’s founder, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “Multiply that by four and you have the rough number of people directly affected by those deaths.

Who knew death was such an epidemic?

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