Germany


Red Arrow Studios, e-commerce and advanced advertising save the day for ProSiebenSat.1

Red Arrow Studios, the production outfit that ProSiebenSat.1 is mulling the possible sale of, helped push the German media group into positive territory in the third quarter, along with its advanced advertising business and e-commerce arm. While ProSiebenSat.1’s core advertising revenues fell by 6% during the quarter, overall revenues were up 4% to €926 million […]

RTL sees paying streaming customers jump by 50%

Pan-European broadcaster RTL saw the number of paying subscribers to its streaming services in Germany and the Netherlands jump by 50% in the year to September to end on 1.4 million, with CEO Thomas Rabe promising an increase in ambition NS investment for the platforms. RTL has also posted solid year-to-date results, with total revenue […]

Vodafone Deutschland slashes price of Gigabit broadband for Unitymedia customers

Vodafone Deutschland has lowered the price of its Gigabit broadband offering in the former Unitymedia networks where the service is available by over half, aligning Unitymedia prices with the rest of Germany. Subscribers who live in one of the six Unitymedia ‘Gigabit cities’ that can receive Gigabit broadband over cable – Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bochum, Frankfurt, […]

Tele Columbus does wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutschland

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck a long-term wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutschland that will enable the latter to offer services over the Tele Columbus network, covering 2.3 million homes in Germany. The move marks a new departure for Tele Columbus in opening up its network to a third-party wholesale partner. Earlier this year […]

Sky in five-year output deal with HBO

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max, our sister title TBI has learned. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True […]

Sky Deutschland expands Sky Ticket OTT offering

Sky Deutschland has expanded its Sky Ticket low-cost OTT offering by adding 13 linear channels and a large slate of on-demand films, series episodes and documentaries. Sky Ticket customers now have access to eight linear channels offered under the Sky Cinema Ticket banner –  Sky Cinema Hits HD, Sky Cinema Action HD, Sky Cinema Family […]

Conze: ‘one step at a time’ for Joyn but international launch planned

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, the partners behind German streaming JV Joyn, “definitely will” launch the platform outside Germany – but not yet, according to ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze. Speaking at MIPCOM, Conze said that the pair are “very focused on going one step at a time” to develop Joyn, starting with a free-to-view advertising-supported layer as […]

Waipu.tv launches Turkish streaming package for Germany

Streaming service Waipu.tv has launched a new Turkish package for the German market, creating a new option for Turkish speakers in the country who hitherto have had to turn to cable or satellite for content. Waipu.tv is offering a package of 30 channels in a move that is likely to aimed at those unable to […]

Sky Deutschland names commercial chief

Sky Deutschland has appointed former Unitymedia executive Christian Hindennach as its new chief commercial officer. At Unitymedia, which has now been acquired by Vodafone, he served as chief commercial officer over the last two years, responsible for the operator’s customer business. Hindennach, who will report to Sky Deutschland CEO Carsten Schmidt, replaces Marcello Maggioni, who […]

Vodafone Deutschland doubles number of 500Mbps homes

Vodafone Deutschland says it has doubled the number of homes that receive internet speeds of up to 500Mbps over the last year to 20.8 million. Of the total, Vodafone says that over half – 10.9 million, can receive speeds of 1Gbps or above. The milestone comes after Vodafone upgraded cable networks in 20 more cities […]