Germany


Joyn commissions first original series

Joyn, the German streaming JV between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery,which launched in June, has announced its first original drama series commission. Dignityis an eight-part political thriller, jointly commissioned by Joyn in Germany and MEGA in Chile. The series is produced by Story House Productions in Germany and Chilean film and TV producer Invercine & Wood, in […]

HD+ first to deploy Nagra’s TVkey Cloud

Germany’s HD+ has become the first operator to deploy Nagra’s TVkey Cloud offering, enabling it to deliver an operator-branded TV user interface with HD+ on Samsung smart TVs. The TVkey Cloud offering enables HD+ to provide its HD+ Komfort-Funktion value-added service with instant restart of programmes, access to seven-day-catch-up TV and a TV guide to […]

Deutsche Telekom lines up VR and AR over 5G for Bayern Munich

Deutsche Telekom and football club FC Bayern Munich have teamed up to deploy 5G mobile coverage around the Bayern Munich club grounds from spring 2020, enabling fans to use augmented and virtual reality apps on 5G-enabled devices.  Work on developing the applications is slated to start this year, with Deutsche Telekom setting up antennas around […]

Sky Deutschland enables viewing of recordings offline on the go

Sky Deutschland is enabling customers of its Sky Q advanced TV offering to consume recorded shows offline via the Sky Go app. According to the pay TV operator, Sky Q customers will be able to access recored shows from their Sky Q set-top box via the Sky Go app, watch them at home or download […]

ProSiebenSat.1 reportedly looking at Red Arrow sale

ProSiebenSat.1 has triggered a strategic review that could see the business offload Red Arrow Studios, according to German reports. According to DWDL.de, the German media group has assigned Morgan Stanley to handle a sale, and potential investors have until 13 September to express their interest in the business, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor […]

Vodafone and Unitymedia begin joint marketing of products

Vodafone and Unitymedia, the former Liberty Global German operation it took control of last month, have begun marketing joint fixed-mobile and mobule  products across their combined network of retail outlets in North-Rhine Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The pair’s joint marketing initiatives include providing coupons for benefits such as mini wireless routers, additional data for mobile and […]

ProSiebenSat.1 launches news channel in Austria

ProSiebenSat.1 has launched news channel Puls 24 in Austria alongside a new app. ProSiebenSat.1 initially debuted the Puls 24 service in Austria in 2017 as a pop-up channel on Austrian free-to-view streaming app Zappn. However the German media group has now launched it as a 24-hour channel and dedicated app. This is the fourth channel […]

Sky Deutschland to offer PPV Bundesliga 2 matches via Onefootball app

Sky Deutschland has struck a deal with football fansite and app Onefootball to make Bundesliga 2 and DFB Cup football matches available on a pay-per-view basis via the site. Football fans will be able to watch live broadcasters of fourth round matches of the German second division football tournament from €3.99 per match via the […]

Tele Columbus posts improved financials but loses TV customers

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which trades under the PŸUR brand, has reported improved financials for the second quarter but lost 50,000 cable TV customers over the same period. The company posted revenues of €126.3 million for the quarter, up 8.4% year-on-year. Normalised EBITDA was €58.4 million, up 10.9%, with capital expenditure down 46.2% year-on-year […]

Joyn partners aim for winter premium launch and international expansion

Joyn, the German streaming joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, will likely add its premium SVOD tier to the existing free offering over the winter with over 10 original shows, a “vast library” and next year’s Olympic Games, with plans for international expansion next year, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief executive Max Conze. Speaking on ProSiebenSat.1’s […]

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