Austria


ORS taps Insys for enhanced SimpliTV OTT service

Austrian public broadcaster ORS has tapped Insys Video Technologies to provide the platform for an enhanced version of its SimpliTV OTT TV service. ORS will use the InsysPLAY platform to provide simpliTV viewers with an enhanced user experience and expanded selection of content across a broader range of consumer devices, according to Insys. SimpliTV previously […]

Liberty Global increases revenue, but subscriber growth slows sharply

Liberty Global beat expectations by delivering its strongest quarterly revenue growth in close to five years for the three months to March. However, the international cable group saw a sharp slowing down in its subscriber acquisition growth despite its well-publicised network build-out programme. Rebased revenue was up 4.2% to US$1.156 billion thanks to strong growth […]

A1 Telekom Austria sees pay TV grow but fixed-line business declines

A1 Telekom Austria saw its domestic and international fixed-line base decline in the first quarter, with growth in pay TV failing to offset a near across-the-board decline in fixed broadband and phone customers. Telekom Austria saw its domestic Austrian TV base increase by 4.1% to 302,000 in the first quarter, while its fixed broadband base […]

Sky Deutschland to launch Sky Q in May

Sky Deutschland is to launch the advanced Sky Q service in May, offering the full range of features that have been available to viewers in the UK and Italy, including personalised TV, UHD TV, startover and auto-play. From next month, Sky Q will be available to the pay TV operator’s subscribers in Germany and Austria, […]

Kagan: Amazon Prime leads Netflix in Germany and Austria

Amazon Prime Video is the leading SVOD provider in Germany and Austria, the only markets in Western Europe where Netflix is not ranked first by subscriber numbers, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group found both Germany and Austria to have have low over-the-top video adoption than elsewhere in Europe and […]

Alchimie launches Okidoki kids channel on Amazon in Germany

Distribution company Alchimie has launched its Okidoki bouquet of children’s content in Germany and Austria as part of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels line-up. The ad-free channel will feature more than 1,000 episodes of  over-the-top content which will be available to German-speaking children for €4.99 per-month. Okidoki will feature a curated mix of animation, live action […]

HD Austria posts record subscriber growth

HD Austria, the Austrian DTH pay TV operator owned by M7 Group, now has 125,000 subscribers, representing all-time record growth of 25% for the last 12 months, according to the group. According to M7 Group, citing data from GfK, HD Austria now accounts for over 50% of sales of conditional access modules with cards or […]

M7’s HD Austria adds new channels

M7 Group-owned Austrian pay TV operator HD Austria has added seven new channels to its offering. The operator has added crime series channel 13th Street HD, entertainment news channel E! Entertainment, kids channel Fix&Foxi TV, music channels Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, sci-fi channel Syfy HD and general entertainment channel Universal Channel HD to its […]

Sky to launch all-IP offering in Italy this April

Sky is due to launch an all-IP version of its service for the first time in Italy in April, meaning viewers will be able to access pay TV channels and on-demand content without needing a satellite dish. Sky said yesterday that it will launch this offering in Italy first before taking it to Austria and […]

Sony channels launch on Amazon in Germany, Austria

Three Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) channels have joined the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria. AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are now available as part of the service in what Sony described as a “first of its kind” deal between SPTN and Amazon. Viewers can watch the linear channels live and also access […]

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