Germany


ProSiebenSat.1 moves forward with 4K UHD TV plans

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is to air an edition of its Galileo Spezial factual magazine show in 4K UHD TV on the UHD1 channel on the HD+ platform on July 22. ProSiebenSat.1 said it would follow up the UHD broadcast with further shows later this year, including Kabel Eins format Rosins Restaurants and two Tuesday evening […]

VOD outfit Pantaflix strikes global content deal with Premiere Digital

German VOD platform Pantaflix has struck a global content deal with US-based Premiere Digital, as part of its international expansion strategy. Premiere partners with all of the major Hollywood studios and networks on digital and broadcast content servicing, delivery and aggregation. It delivers content to digital platforms such as Apple and Netflix. Pantaflix will gain […]

PŸUR launches customer service app

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has launched a customer service app to enable its subscribers to view invoices, check details about products and update their data via their mobile phones. The Mein PŸUR app enables users to check their current invoice amounts, update their address, phone number or band details […]

RTL pay channels dropped by Sky

German commercial broadcaster RTL’s pay TV channels will cease to broadcast on pay TV operator Sky’s platform from July 17 after the pair failed to reach a mutually acceptable commercial agreement. The lack of a deal means that RTL pay channels RTL Crime, RTL Passion and RTL Living will be dropped from the Sky platform. […]

Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1 team up for major German OTT TV plan

Discovery and German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 have teamed up to launch a new integrated streaming platform for Germany that will incorporate ProSiebenSat.1’s 7TV and Maxdome services, Eurosport Player and a range of other content. The new OTT TV platform will be launched in the first half of next year. The pair said they aimed to attract […]

Viacom expands Comedy Central Germany

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is expanding its Comedy Central channel in Germany to a 24-hour offering from January next year as part of the ongoing revision of its European portfolio of channels. VIMN said that market share for the Comedy Central brand in Germany has grown by 21% market share year-on-year and by as […]

Viacom to axe Viva brand following German shutdown

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is set to scrap its Viva music channel brand after closing Viva in its German speaking markets at the end of the year. The company announced that it was “retiring Viva from its local brand portfolio” at the same time as it said it plans to expand the Comedy Central […]

ProSiebenSat.1: joint German OTT TV platform would make sense

German broadcasters and platform providers would benefit from teaming up to launch a common OTT TV platform to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon, according to a senior ProSiebenSat.1 executive. A common OTT platform “that all of us could operate jointly” would be a good idea for Germany, according to Conrad Albert (left), […]

Wahl to quit ProSiebenSat.1

ProSiebenSat.1 chief operating officer Christof Wahl is to leave the group “by mutual consent” at the end of July. Wahl was instrumental in developing the German broadcast group’s digital business and more recently was responsible for the entertainment part of the group’s online video business, along with advertising technology and data, the distribution of entertainment […]

Starzplay launches on Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Amazon is set to add Starzplay, from US TV Network and Lionsgate Company Starz, in the UK and Germany. European viewers will now have the opportunity to view exclusive Starz series in one place, including new Starz originals also launching today in the US. Viewers can now get a hold of new shows Vida and Sweetbitter and popular series […]

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