Austria


MTV+ joins Amazon channels line-up in Germany and Austria

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV+ on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Germany and Austria. Prime members can add MTV+ to their existing Prime membership for €2.99 per-month and use it to access MTV on-demand content and the linear MTV Brand New channel. The news comes after VIMN recently signed an SVOD deal […]

T-Mobile Austria names consumer marketing chief

T-Mobile Austria, which purchased cable operator UPC Austria from Liberty Global earlier this year, has named Michael Rochel as head of marketing for residential customers, effective as of December 1. Rochel, who will report residential customers director Jan Willem Stapel, was previously head of marketing and product management in T-Mobile ‘s consumer business unit. T-Mobile […]

Pluto TV to expand into new European markets

US-based linear ad-supported OTT TV service Pluto TV is to launch in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the near future, following its launch in the UK on the Now TV platform and Roku devices at the beginning of October. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London, Olivier Jollet, managing director, Europe, Pluto TV, […]

BBC experimenting internationally following BBC Player launch in Germany

The BBC has confirmed it is experimenting with “different ways to reach audiences in different markets” after launching an SVOD offering via Amazon Prime Video Channels in Germany and Austria last week. BBC Player launched for the first time in Germany and Austria on November 15, with the €3.99 per-month subscription service available exclusively to […]

Deutsche Telekom TV numbers up as convergence fuels growth

Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets. Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products […]

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 […]

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