Germany


Sky Deutschland enables viewing of recordings offline on the go

Sky Deutschland is enabling customers of its Sky Q advanced TV offering to consume recorded shows offline via the Sky Go app. According to the pay TV operator, Sky Q customers will be able to access recored shows from their Sky Q set-top box via the Sky Go app, watch them at home or download […]

ProSiebenSat.1 reportedly looking at Red Arrow sale

ProSiebenSat.1 has triggered a strategic review that could see the business offload Red Arrow Studios, according to German reports. According to DWDL.de, the German media group has assigned Morgan Stanley to handle a sale, and potential investors have until 13 September to express their interest in the business, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor […]

Vodafone and Unitymedia begin joint marketing of products

Vodafone and Unitymedia, the former Liberty Global German operation it took control of last month, have begun marketing joint fixed-mobile and mobule  products across their combined network of retail outlets in North-Rhine Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The pair’s joint marketing initiatives include providing coupons for benefits such as mini wireless routers, additional data for mobile and […]

ProSiebenSat.1 launches news channel in Austria

ProSiebenSat.1 has launched news channel Puls 24 in Austria alongside a new app. ProSiebenSat.1 initially debuted the Puls 24 service in Austria in 2017 as a pop-up channel on Austrian free-to-view streaming app Zappn. However the German media group has now launched it as a 24-hour channel and dedicated app. This is the fourth channel […]

Sky Deutschland to offer PPV Bundesliga 2 matches via Onefootball app

Sky Deutschland has struck a deal with football fansite and app Onefootball to make Bundesliga 2 and DFB Cup football matches available on a pay-per-view basis via the site. Football fans will be able to watch live broadcasters of fourth round matches of the German second division football tournament from €3.99 per match via the […]

Tele Columbus posts improved financials but loses TV customers

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which trades under the PŸUR brand, has reported improved financials for the second quarter but lost 50,000 cable TV customers over the same period. The company posted revenues of €126.3 million for the quarter, up 8.4% year-on-year. Normalised EBITDA was €58.4 million, up 10.9%, with capital expenditure down 46.2% year-on-year […]

Joyn partners aim for winter premium launch and international expansion

Joyn, the German streaming joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, will likely add its premium SVOD tier to the existing free offering over the winter with over 10 original shows, a “vast library” and next year’s Olympic Games, with plans for international expansion next year, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief executive Max Conze. Speaking on ProSiebenSat.1’s […]

PŸUR launches €5 internet offer as it debuts Gigabit network in Berlin

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates as PŸUR, has launched an aggressive price promotion of fixed-term contracts, providing its cable internet products for €5 a month. The offer applies to all of the fibre network operator’s products from the Pure Surf internet connection at 20 Mbps through to the Surf & Phone + only […]

Nationally produced fiction dominates top 10 across western Europe markets

Nationally produced fiction series continue to dominate the top 10 by audience in Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, with distinct variations by genre between countries and a high degree of concentration in the channels that air the most popular series, according to a study by French media regulator the CSA. All 10 most […]

German competition watchdog gives green light to ProSiebenSat.1-RTL ad JV

German competition watchdog the Bundeskartellamt has approved commercial broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL’s advertising joint venture D-Force. The venture is designed to establish an automated booking platform for addressable advertising to enable brands to reach target audiences at scale. Thomas Wagner, CEO of SevenOne Media said that he was “very pleased that we have received the […]

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