Germany


M7 Deutschland extends deal with FTTH operator

International pay TV operator M7 Group’s German subsidiary M7 Deutschland has extended an agreement with fibre-to-the-home network operator Deutsche Glasfaser to provide IPTV services across the latter’s network. The agreement means that Deutsche Glasfaser customers will continue to receive around 80 German and international channels from the M7 portfolio. Christian Heinkele, CEO of Eviso Deutschland, […]

EC reportedly set to warn Vodafone on Liberty Global deal

The EC is about the issue a warning to Vodafone about potentially anti-competitive effects of its acquisition of Liberty Global’s German and central European assets, according to a Reuters report. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reports that the EC will issue a statement of objectives including a warning about its concerns ahead of the June 3 […]

Panasonic deploys HbbTV OpApp for HD+ access in Germany

Panasonic has launched the first commercial deployment of the HbbTV Operator App, allowing viewers in Germany to access the HD+ platform direct through their TV. The HbbTV OpApp specification lets users access the full HD+ bouquet of live and on-demand TV on any 2019 Panasonic OLED UHD smart TV sold in Germany. HD+ channels and […]

ProSiebenSat.1 ‘must deliver’ on targeted advertising strategy

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1must “deliver on its ambitions to accelerate growth in its non-traditional linear advertising business” to convince investors, according to analysts at Berenberg. According to the analysts, the company’s stock price already reflects the risk of further downgrades after a difficult year. However, Berenberg sees a likelihood of “robust demand for targeted TV […]

Sky Deutschland adds YouTube, ARTE apps to Sky Q

Sky Deutschland is rolling out a “comprehensive software update” for Sky Q in the coming weeks that will include the addition of the YouTube and ARTE apps on the platform. YouTube content in Ultra HD will be playable with Sky Q while the ARTE App will offer the German-French cultural channel’s livestream and programmes in […]

RTL’s Habets rejects streaming collaboration with ProSiebenSat.1

RTL CEO Bert Habets rejected collaboration with rival ProSiebenSat.1 to create a common streaming platform at the company’s full year results presentation at the end of last week, according to local reports. Habets said he was “very confident” that RTL can develop its own streaming offering in a way that delivers growth and economies of […]

RTL sets ambitious SVOD target, promises big original content investment

RTL aims to grow the number of paying subscribers to its SVOD services to three million and to grow revenue from video-on-demand to €360 million by 2021, after the number of paying subscribers to its services passed the one million mark at the end of last year. CEO Bert Habets said the group would focus […]

DAZN to launch advertising on streaming service

Sports streaming operator DAZN is to introduce advertising on its platform as part of a company-wide revamp that will see existing media sales outfit Perform Media renamed DAZN Media and the launch of a new ‘amplification platform’ called DAZN+. DAZN plans to introduce sponsorship and advertising on its streaming platform for the first time as […]

ProSiebenSat.1 chief denies streaming service will cannibalise TV

ProSiebenSat.1 plans to launch the new streaming service it is building in partnership with Discovery “with everything we’ve got”, according to CEO Max Conze, who added that the OTT TV offering would not cannibalise the commercial broadcaster’s existing business. Speaking to analyts after ProSiebenSat.1 somewhat disappointing results last week, Conze said that, in relation to […]

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