Germany


Pantaflix strikes AVOD deal with Sony Pictures

Munich-based video-on-demand service Pantaflix has struck a deal with Sony Pictures that it says will significantly expand its advertising-supported VOD proposition. The deal will bring a range of blockbuster movies and all series of Lost Girl, XIII – The Seriesand Charlie’s Angelsto Pantaflix’s AVOD offering. From December, new content will be available for film and […]

NetTV Plus secures partnership with DAZN

NetTV Plus, the OTT TV service that targets expatriates from South-East Europe around the world, has struck a partnership deal to bring sports streamer DAZN’s offering to its customers.  Users of NetTV Plus packages in Austria, Germany and Switzerland will be able to watch DAZN as part of NetTV Plus’ multiple offerings.  The deal will […]

Tele Columbus sees revenues fall and EBITDA rise

German cable operator Tele Columbus posted revenues of €123.2 million for the third quarter, down 3.5% year-on-year, but saw EBITDA rise by 10.5% to €55.2 million, with management of the company confirming its full-year guidance.  The company said that the revenue decline was mainly driven by a 16% year on year decline in \other sales’ […]

ProSiebenSat.1 chooses AWS as primary cloud provider

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen AWS as its primary cloud provider and is working closely with AWS to adopt cloud services within all parts of its broadcast and digital media businesses, production companies, and e-commerce platforms.  Most of ProSiebenSat.1‘s brands have previously deployed applications on AWS, including its Joyn streaming platform, offering viewers over 20,000 […]

Sky Deutschland grabs ATP Cup rights

Pay TV provider Sky Deutschland has acquired exclusive rights to the new ATP Cup tennis competition in Germany. The competition will take place from January 3-12 in Australia. The deal marks the expansion of an existing partnership with ATP and ATP Media and includes exclusive live broadcasting rights in Germany, as well as rights for […]

Starzplay launches as standalone service in UK, France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico

Lionsgate-backed cable channel Starz is rolling out a direct-to-consumer app in five countries, including the UK and France. The Starzplay app is also launching in Brazil, Germany and Mexico, and plans are in place to launch in 20 additional countries next year. To date, Starzplay has found distribution via platforms such as Apple TV and […]

Joyn launches premium offering at €6.99 a month

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery streaming joint venture Joyn has unveiled its premium offering, Joyn Plus+, which will be available to viewers for a subscription of €6.99 a month. Joyn Plus+ is kicking off with a promotional offer for viewers who sign up before the end of the year of one month free and a charge of […]

ProSiebenSat.1’s Conze hails ‘unique business model’, highlights Joyn premium launch plan

ProSiebenSat.1’s “unique business model”, combining entertainment with e-commerce and digital advertising, will see it through a tough period, while the German broadcaster is seeing “very strong interest” in its Red Arrow production unit, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to analysts after the company posted a sharp drop in core advertising revenues offset by solid […]

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 […]

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