M-net names interim technical chief

Bavarian fibre network provider M-net has appointed previous division manager for business customers, Markus Niedermeier, as technical managing director in addition to his existing role. Niedermeier is now responsible for the group’s entire technology department including network planning and implementation, technical service and network operation and IT. The position is initially on an interim basis […]

M-net launches new version of TVplus offering

German service provider M-net will tomorrow launch a new version of its IPTV service, TVplus, featuring a range of channel packages, cloud storage and a 4K set-top box. M-net, which serves home over fibre in Bavaria, will offer a basic package including free-to0-view commercial broadcast service sin HD with functionality including recording and storage of […]

M-Net taps Ocilion for IPTV upgrade

Bavarian fibre network operator M-net has turned to IPTV systems provider Ocilion to upgrade its IPTV offering, with an announcement from the two companies in the run-up to the ANGA COM trade fair. The IPTV offering developed by Ocilion for M-net includes, among other things, the provision of 4K-capable IPTV receivers, first and second screen […]

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 […]

Bavarian football association in eSports move with M-net

The Bayerische Fußball-Verband (BFV), Bavaria’s football association, is pushing ahead with investment in eSports with the creation of what it describes as the country’s first eFootball platform, www.bfv-esports.de. The BFV has teamed up Munich-based fibre network operator M-net to create the platform, which will kick off with the FIFA 19 game on Playstation 4 on […]

M-net adds raft of regional channels to offering

Bavarian fibre network operator M-net is adding 12 regional Bavarian TV channels to its TVPlus offering. From Wednesday M-net will offer 12 Bavarian local channels in HD in Munich, Augsburg, Würzburg and Erlangen. Viewers will be able to access München.TV, A.TV, Allgäu.TV, INTV, Franken Fernsehen, Main TV, Mainfranken HD, Niederbayern HD, OTV, RFO, TVA and […]

ABOX42 to host German IPTV Breakfast at ANGA COM

Set-top box maker ABOX42 will host the first German edition of its international IPTV industry breakfast series at ANGA COM. The event, which will be co-hosted by M-net, Zattoo and DNMG, will explore the challenges of modern IPTV projects. Specifically, the speakers will look at how to compete with incumbent telco operators by offering a […]

Germany’s M-net launches IPTV offering with ABOX42 set-tops

German regional telecom operator M-net has launched an IPTV service using set-top boxes provided by Germany-based ABOX42. The TV service, M-net TVplus, will be deployed over M-net’s fibre network in the southern part of the country. The ABOX42 M20 box, in combination with Swiss TV technology provider Zattoo’s multiscreen white-label IPTV solution was selected by […]

M-Net South Africa appoints CEO

MultiChoice-owned M-Net South Africa has upped its director for local interest channels, Yolisa Phahle, to CEO of the channels business. MultiChoice South Africa Group CEO, Imtiaz Patel, announced the appointment, praising Phahle as a “rare talent” and a “capable all-round broadcasting executive.” Phahle joined the group in 2005 as general manager of African music network Channel […]

Sony Pictures Television strikes new deal with M-Net

Sony Pictures Television has struck a new deal with South Africa’s M-Net to supply content to its pay TV channels.  The deal includes SPT’s dramas The Blacklist, Masters of Sex, Rake and The Night Shift and comedies The Goldbergs and The Michael J Fox Show. “The current SPT series on M-Net’s channels are well loved by our […]