Germany


Sky Deutschland extend US Open deal

Sky Deutschland has struck a new deal to secure ongoing coverage of the US Open golf tournament across satellite, cable, IPTV, the web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The agreement will see Sky deliver about 30 hours of live coverage from this year’s competition. In addition to coverage of the competition on Sky […]

Tele Columbus shareholder moves to take control of board

Tele Columbus largest shareholder United Internet has called for a wholesale change in the struggling cable operator’s board after expressing its frustration with the company’s performance. United Internet, which holds a 29.7% stake in the German number three cable operator, said it had proposed candidates with “the necessary expertise and experience” to “meet the challenges” […]

Vodafone Deutschland’s Cubero to leave at end of June

Vodafone Deutschland consumer chief Manuel Cubero is to leave the company and will be replaced by consumer marketing chief Andreas Laukenmann. Cubero is to leave Vodafone at the end of this month. The cable industry veteran has worked for Kabel Deutschland, the former Deutsche Telekom-owned cable operator now owned by Vodafone, since 2003, serving as […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL create JV for programmable addressable advertising

ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL Deutschland are teaming up to drive the development of addressable TV and online video advertising in Germany. The pair are to establish a 50:50 joint venture to deliver a platform for programmable buying of addressable TV and online video ads. The pair said that their joint demand side platform’s offer answers the […]

Vodafone Deutschland adding HGTV to line-up

Vodafone Deutschland is to add Discovery’s Home and Gardens TV (HGTV) to its programming line-up. From June 6 Vodafone customers with the operator’s Giga TV offering will be able to view HGTV alongside Discovery’s other channels for the German market: free-to-view services Eurosport 1, DMAX and TLC and pay TV offerings Eurosport 2 and Discovery […]

ANGA COM 2019 kicks off with 500 exhibitors

ANGA COM 2019 is to take place between June 4-6 2019 with more than 500 exhibitors in Cologne, Germany. The conference organisers have also announced that 10 international keynotes on digital transformation, OTT and content will be available for exhibition ticket holders. This is in addition to 18 regular conference panels in English. Dr. Peter […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Accedo for Amazon Fire TV

Deutsche Telekom has tapped video technology outfit Accedo to deliver its Magenta TV service on Amazon Fire TV. Magenta TV offers live and VOD video, giving subscribers access to up to 75 channels, 45 of which are in High Definition. Users can also fine tune their preferences and settings in-app to get a personalized experience. […]

Mediaset acquires stake in ProSiebenSat.1 in ‘long term’ move

Mediaset has made a “friendly” acquisition of a 9.6% stake in German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 in what is seen by many observers as the first major step in a wider realignment of European broadcasters. Mediaset CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi, commenting on the move, made it clear that the acquisition was strategic, in line with his […]

Tele Columbus looks to better tomorrow after tough quarter

German cable operator Tele Columbus has put a brave face on a first quarter that saw both revenue and profit decline, pointing to reduced churn and subscriber growth and confirming financial guidance for the remainder of the year. The operator posted revenues of €120 million, down 2.7%, and normalised EBITDA of €56.8 million, down 13.1%, […]

Sky Deutschland launches Sky Q Mini and extends app reach

Sky Deutschland is to launch the Sky Q Mini box for second and third TVs and is extending the availability of the Sky Q app for providing a Sky Q experience on other devices to LG smart TVs and the Sony PlayStation 4. Sky, which launched Sky Q in Germany a year ago and has […]

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