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Deutsche Telekom taps Zenterio for 4K UHD hybrid box launch

Deutsche Telekom has tapped technology provider Zenterio to provide software for its just-launched Entertain TV Sat high-end 4K hybrid set-top. The IPTV, OTT and satellite set-top includes new client and cloud-based features and services including OTT services such as YouTube and Netflix. Telekom is using Zenterio’s platform to support its strategy of harmonising client software […]

Net Insight to provide network for Austrian Bundesliga coverage

Austria’s MTI Teleport has tapped Swedish technology outfit Net Insight to build a media network for Sky Austria’s Austrian Bundesliga coverage based on its new terabit capacity router Nimbra 1060. The new media network connects 12 football stadiums throughout Austria with Sky Austria’s premises and MTI Teleport’s network operation centre, for the Austrian Football Bundesliga. […]

DAZN secures extended Serie A rights for Germany and Austria

Sports streaming platform DAZN has secured exclusive rights to Italian Serie A football in Germany and Austria for the next three seasons, and co-exclusive rights in Japan and Canada. DAZN has secured the exclusive rights to air 380 Serie A matches in Germany and Austria during the three seasons from 2018. The OTT TV platform […]

New CEO for A1 Telekom Austria as it grows TV base

A1 Telekom Austria Group has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Arnoldner as its new CEO, with effect from September 1. Arnoldner, whose appointment was trailed in April, will replace Alejandro Plater, who has combined the role of CEO and chief operating officer, since 2015. Arnoldner previously held a senior sales and services role with T-Systems. […]

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 […]

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