Germany


Sky Deutschland does deal with Discovery for sports bars

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has teamed up with Discovery to add the latter’s exclusive Bundesliga content from Eurosport to its offering for sports bars. The deal will enable Sky Sportsbars clients to make Eurosport 2 HD Xtra service available to their customers. Eurosport’s offering will include coverage of 573 matches from the German top […]

PŸUR wins contract to build network

PŸUR, the German cable operator formerly known as Tele Columbus, is to build a new city network for Seelow in Märkisch-Oderland in eastern Germany. Tele Columbus subsidiary Die Frankfurter Antennen- und Kommunikationsservice GmbH (FAKS), will build a network to serve around 1,500 households in the town in eastern Brandenburg. Starting from the second half of […]

M7 strikes deal with LG for TV app

Pay TV operator M7 Group has struck a deal with LG Electronics to integrate its M7 TV app into LG’s webOS-based TVs. The M7 TV app enables users of web-OS based LG TVs to gain access to linear and non-linear TV content in HD through a central user interface and without the need of a […]

YouTube Premium unveils German originals

YouTube Premium has commissioned its first German originals. The trio of formats form part of a three-part global strategy that will see YouTube work with talent with large following, focus on music docs and programmes, and invest in tentpole shows such as its Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai as well as feature film acquistions. YouTube […]

Sky Deutschland to launch pop-up Halloween channel

Sky Deutschland it to launch a pop-up Halloween channel from October 19-November 1. Sky Cinema Halloween HD will offer a collection of 70 horror movies including Halloween – Die Nacht des Grauens (Halloween), Underworld: Blood Wars, Get Out and Annabelle 2. Other content will include an exclusive TV premier of horror remake Es, which will […]

Sky Deutschland taps Roku for launch of Sky Ticket Stick

Sky Deutschland has launched the Sky Ticket Stick, and HDMI dongle supplied by Sky’s long-term partner Roku as an alternative way of accessing OTT TV service Sky Ticket – the equivalent of Sky’s Now TV in the UK. The contract-free Sky Ticket service includes access to popular apps such as those giving access to the […]

Vodafone Deutschland agrees on digital investment

Vodafone Deutschland has entered into a strategic digital partnership with the  government of Lower Saxony to develop digital services in the region. Vodafone said it would contribute to meeting the goal of delivering Gigabit connectivity to all households in Lower Saxony by 2025 by investing in fibre networks and deploying DOCSIS 3.1 technology over its […]

Sky Deutschland extends deal with Turner

Sky Deutschland has extended and expanded its distribution partnership with Turner Broadcast. The deal with Turner Germany means that Sky customers will continue to have access to TNT Film, TNT Series, TNT Comedy, Boomerang and Cartoon Network, bringing content including flagship German series 4 Blocks. As part of the deal, TNT Comedy will be made […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Zenterio for 4K UHD hybrid box launch

Deutsche Telekom has tapped technology provider Zenterio to provide software for its just-launched Entertain TV Sat high-end 4K hybrid set-top. The IPTV, OTT and satellite set-top includes new client and cloud-based features and services including OTT services such as YouTube and Netflix. Telekom is using Zenterio’s platform to support its strategy of harmonising client software […]

Sky ups startup focus with Berlin and Tel Aviv investments

Sky plans to open a new office in Berlin and invest US$4 million in an Israeli VC fund in an effort to scale up its startup investments across Central and Northern Europe and Israel. The Berlin office will give Sky a local presence among the city’s growing startup scene and allow it to build relationships […]

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