Germany


Deutsche Telekom names new brand chief

Deutsche Telekom has named Ulrich Klenke as chief brand officer, succeeding Hans-Christian Schwingen, who is leaving the company. Klenke, who, like Schwingen will report to Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges, is a former CEO of advertising agency Ogilvy and more recently worked as a consultant for Volkswagen. He previously worked for Daimler, Chrysler, Jeep and […]

Amazon secures Champions League rights in Germany

Amazon has secured rights to Champions League football in Germany for the 2021-22 season, according to local press.  According to the DWDL.de news service, Amazon has confirmed its report that the streaming service has secured a top Champions League package. According to the news site, Amazon has won the A1 package that includes top matches […]

Orange sets out strategic plan amid merger speculation

Orange has set out its strategic plan for the next five years, Engage 2025, with a focus on offering etail and wholesale customers enhanced connectivity, strengthening its leadership in more open and higher-valued infrastructures, making ake Orange MEA the reference digital operator in Africa & the Middle East and placing data and AI at the […]

Pantaflix strikes AVOD deal with Sony Pictures

Munich-based video-on-demand service Pantaflix has struck a deal with Sony Pictures that it says will significantly expand its advertising-supported VOD proposition. The deal will bring a range of blockbuster movies and all series of Lost Girl, XIII – The Seriesand Charlie’s Angelsto Pantaflix’s AVOD offering. From December, new content will be available for film and […]

NetTV Plus secures partnership with DAZN

NetTV Plus, the OTT TV service that targets expatriates from South-East Europe around the world, has struck a partnership deal to bring sports streamer DAZN’s offering to its customers.  Users of NetTV Plus packages in Austria, Germany and Switzerland will be able to watch DAZN as part of NetTV Plus’ multiple offerings.  The deal will […]

Tele Columbus sees revenues fall and EBITDA rise

German cable operator Tele Columbus posted revenues of €123.2 million for the third quarter, down 3.5% year-on-year, but saw EBITDA rise by 10.5% to €55.2 million, with management of the company confirming its full-year guidance.  The company said that the revenue decline was mainly driven by a 16% year on year decline in \other sales’ […]

ProSiebenSat.1 chooses AWS as primary cloud provider

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen AWS as its primary cloud provider and is working closely with AWS to adopt cloud services within all parts of its broadcast and digital media businesses, production companies, and e-commerce platforms.  Most of ProSiebenSat.1‘s brands have previously deployed applications on AWS, including its Joyn streaming platform, offering viewers over 20,000 […]

Sky Deutschland grabs ATP Cup rights

Pay TV provider Sky Deutschland has acquired exclusive rights to the new ATP Cup tennis competition in Germany. The competition will take place from January 3-12 in Australia. The deal marks the expansion of an existing partnership with ATP and ATP Media and includes exclusive live broadcasting rights in Germany, as well as rights for […]

Starzplay launches as standalone service in UK, France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico

Lionsgate-backed cable channel Starz is rolling out a direct-to-consumer app in five countries, including the UK and France. The Starzplay app is also launching in Brazil, Germany and Mexico, and plans are in place to launch in 20 additional countries next year. To date, Starzplay has found distribution via platforms such as Apple TV and […]

Joyn launches premium offering at €6.99 a month

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery streaming joint venture Joyn has unveiled its premium offering, Joyn Plus+, which will be available to viewers for a subscription of €6.99 a month. Joyn Plus+ is kicking off with a promotional offer for viewers who sign up before the end of the year of one month free and a charge of […]

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