M7 launches new hybrid pay TV platform for Germany

Pay TV operator M7 Group has launched a new hybrid IP and DTH service in Germany. The new platform, Diveo, will target the 17 million homes that receive satellite signals via the Astra satellite position at 19.2° East. The Diveo offering comprises up to 70 channels in HD quality and over 30 catch-up libraries alongside […]

Kabel Deutschland gains ground in German HD rankings

Deutsche Telekom has retained its position as the leading Germany supplier of HD channels, with Kabel Deutschland catching up on Sky Deutschland and competing for second place in the HD rankings, according to analyst group Veed Analytics. Kabel Deutschland now offers 73 HD channels after adding a number of services in the run-up to Christmas, […]

A&E launches in Germany

A+E Networks’ A&E channel has launched in German-speaking territories in Europe. The channel replaces The Biography Channel, taking over the latter’s frequency on distribution platforms. A&E is launching in both standard and high-definition formats, with the HD version available on the Kabelkiosk platform and Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain platform. The channel is available on Sky Deutschland […]

M7 may follow up KabelKiosk acquisition with German pay TV launch

Pay TV provider M7 Group may launch a new consumer pay TV business in Germany following its acquisition of KabelKiosk from Eutelsat, according to Kees Farber, managing director of M7 Deutschland. While KabelKiosk is a business-to-business platform, delivering a bundle of channels to third-party operators across Germany via satellite, Farber said that M7 could also […]

M7 Deutschland buys KabelKiosk from Eutelsat

TV platform operator M7 Deutschland is buying KabelKiosk, a platform of digital channels and interactive services for cable and IPTV networks in Germany, from Eutelsat.  M7 Deutschland, an affiliate of European satellite services firm M7 Group, said that under the deal it will continue to develop KabelKiosk and will launch new IPTV and OTT video […]

Eutelsat KabelKiosk selects HTTV middleware for HbbTV IPTV offering

Eutelsat’s KabelKiosk platform, which serves cable operators in Germany and neighbouring countries, has selected software provider HTTV’s open-middleware for connected TV set-top boxes to power its new wholesale HbbTV IPTV offering. KabelKiosk will use httvLink, HTTV’s HbbTV middleware, in what HTTV claims will be the first time that HbbTV will be deployed on IPTV networks anywhere […]

Eutelsat adds HbbTV interactivity to KabelKiosk

Eutelsat’s KabelKiosk platform, which serves cable operators in Germany and neighbouring countries, is adding an interactive portal using the HbbTV standard. The KabelKiosk Choice service will offer VOD and catch-up TV services along with access to news portals and local information. Eutelsat said it was removing the requirements for cable operators to make significant investments […]