Germany


Deutsche Telekom sees strong TV growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom saw solid growth in its TV base in Germany in the year to December, but a mixed performance in its central and eastern European markets. Deutsche Telekom had 3.353 million TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 6.8% year-on-year. TV revenues in Germany amounted to €1.483 billion, up 5.9%. […]

ProSiebenSat.1 hires Dyson exec as co-CEO of new standalone Entertainment company

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is revamping its management structure, with its Entertainment arm to be split off as a standalone company under co-CEOs Wolfgang Link and Michaela Tod, currently president of soon-to-be-Singapore-based vacuum cleaner outfit Dyson’s Greater China region. Sales and marketing chief Sabina Eckhardt is meanwhile to leave the company by mutual consent, with her […]

M-net to expand G.fast and fibre net in Munich

German service provider M-net has extended a partnership with regional energy utility Stadtwerke München (SWM) to build out a G.fast network to 50,000 additional homes in Munich. The pair will build out a high-speed broadband network to the homes in the Bavarian state capital in the course of this year, bringing TV, internet and phone […]

Vodafone teams up with WDR for 5G TV trial

Vodafone Deutschland has teamed up with public broadcaster WDR to test the delivery of media library content over 5G, enabling viewers to receive 4K resolution video over wireless networks. The goal of the trial is to test the resilience of delivery of high-resolution content to mobile devices. For the purposes of the trial, WDR is […]

Sky Deutschland to resume Formula 1 broadcasting

Sky Deutschland has struck a new agreement with Formula 1 to carry the motorsport’s 2019 and 2020 seasons on satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it has German-speaking rights. The new agreement marks a reversal of Sky’s decision to pull out of Formula 1 last year to focus on […]

Unitymedia expands fibre network

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is expanding its fibre-to-the-building network by connecting 180 individual homes and apartment complexes in the city of Korntal-Münchingen in Baden-Württemberg. Work on the network expansion will begin in the middle of this year, with the operator spending around €1 million to take its fibre network to around 600 additional […]

Turkey’s BluTV launches on Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria

Turkish SVOD service BluTV has joined the Amazon Prime Video Channels line-up in Germany and Austria. Amazon Prime subscribers can access BluTV for €4.99 per-month. The service offers dramas, movies and TV shows, as well as BluTV original series like Masum (Innocent), 7Yüz (7Faces) and Sifir Bir (Zero One). “We are proud to make one more step towards […]

Set-top maker Infomir secures injunctions in legal battle with Formuler

A German court has granted injunctions against distributors of Formuler set-top boxes in a case brought by Ukraine-based set-top maker Infomir. On January 16, the District Court in Bremen, Germany ­– the Landgericht Bremen – granted preliminary injunctions against two distributors selling Formuler set-top boxes in Germany. Infomir alleged that the Formuler devices, among other […]

Tele Columbus signs up to deliver fibre in Schleswig-Holstein

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has signed up for a regional government-supported initiative to develop fibre networks in Schleswig-Holstein. The operator has joined the Bündnis für den Glasfaserausbau, an alliance to promote fibre deployment in the northern German state. Tele Columbus CEO Timm Degenhardt signed up to the alliance […]

Beta Film and Deutsche Telekom team up to strengthen Magenta TV

Beta Film and Deustche Telekom are launching a strategic partnership to boost European series on Telekom’s Magenta TV. The long-term agreement will allow the platform to draw from Beta’s catalogue of high-end European programming. Italian series Il Cacciatore – The Hunter, Eastern Europe’s Wasteland (pictured) and Spain’s Cocaine Coast will be the first European titles to appear on the channel. […]

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