Germany


Vodafone Deutschland offering GigaTV on Apple TV

Vodafone Deutschland has begun providing its TV service, GigaTV, along with Apple’s premium entertainment device, the Apple TV 4K.  New and existing customers will receive Apple TV 4K on loan during their contract period directly from Vodafone. Vodafone customers will also be able to use Apple’s single sign-on process on the iPhone, iPad or Apple […]

ProSiebenSat.1 pay TV services land on Amazon Channels

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s Seven One Entertainment arm has made its pay TV channels ProSieben Fun, SAT.1 emotions and Kabel Eins Classics available on Amazon Prime Video.  Prime members can access the channels as part of the Prime Video Channels offering live and on-demand in HD. Viewers can subscribe to all three pay TV channels […]

SPI International/FilmBox launches seven channels on waipu.tv

Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has launched seven channels on German IPTV platform waipu.tv. The channels, spanning genres including movies, documentaries, gaming, music and lifestyle, will be offered to subscribers of the platform in the new Perfect Plus package. The channels included in the deal are: SPI’s art-house movie channel FilmBox Arthouse, which airs world cinema classics from directors […]

NBCU takes hayu to Germany with Amazon Channels

NBCUniversal’s reality programming subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service hayu has launched in Germany and Austria and is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels via the Prime Video app on mobile, tablet, connected TVs and the web. hayu offers reality TV content including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs along with The Real Housewives, and […]

Deutsche Telekom takes TV Now in expanded deal with RTL

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Group’s German unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, have agreed an expanded distribution deal that will see the German telecom giant integrate the RTL streaming service TV Now Premium in its TV offer, Magenta TV. From today, the price plans Magenta TV Smart and Magenta TV Smart Flex will automatically include TV Now […]

Vodafone’s German TV base slides but Spain rises

Vodafone’s German TV base decline by 85,000 in the course of the first half of this year, reflecting what the company described as “lower retail activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and a lower premium TV customer base”. The company harmonised its TV offering across its Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia footprints in August, taking Vodafone TV […]

RTL posts improved advertising numbers as streaming subs soar

Broadcasting group RTL has made a modest comeback in the third quarter, with ad revenues close to being on a par with 2019 – a much better performance than anticipated – and streaming subscriber numbers rising by a third year-on-year. RTL had 1.79 million subscribers to its German RTL Now and Dutch Videoland streaming services […]

ProSiebenSat.1 sees strong recovery as ad market and e-commerce deliver

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 saw a strong recovery in the third quarter, with revenues almost on par with 2019 thanks to a recovery in the ad market and a strong showing from online beauty and dating properties. The group posted revenues of €921 million, down from €926 million in 2019, with EBITDA up 13% to €149 […]

Telefónica sees OTT growth offset pay TV decline

Telefónica’s TV base continued to grow in the third quarter thanked to the continued success of its OTT offerings, with its traditional cable and IPTV subscriber numbers declining. Overall, the international telco had 8.14 million pay TV customers at the end of the quarter, down 5.4% year-on-year, with a decline from 8.243 million in the […]

ProSiebenSat.1 sells pharmaceutical sales unit

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s ecommerce subsidiary NuCom Group is selling its stake in over-the-counter medical products vendor WindStar Medical to investment group Oakley Capital. NuCom in which General Atlantic is a minority investor with a 28.4% stake, is selling its entire stake of 92% in WindStar Medical Holding to the financial investor, which is also […]

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