Maxdome chooses ContentWise for recommendation

German video-on-demand service Maxdome has chosen ContentWise to provide personalised recommendation across its 60,000 titles.  Maxdome will use ContentWise’s personalisation and management technology to create consumer profiles across multiple screens and deliver individually selected content to each device. “With more content available than ever before, personalization has become an essential requirement for content providers who […]

Samsung to expand Ultra HD offering with Netflix and Amazon

Samsung has outlined plans to expand its Ultra High Definition content offering by working with global content partners including Amazon, Netflix, Maxdome and In an announcement ahead of electronics trade show IFA next month, Samsung said it plans to launch Amazon’s UHD VOD service globally in October, and has also expanded Netflix’s UHD VOD […]

ProSiebenSat.1 taps Inside for Maxdome security

ProSiebenSat.1’s online video-on-demand platform Maxdome has tapped Inside Secure for its DRM Fusion Agent to secure the delivery of content on iOS and Android devices. Inside Secure is supplying its downloadable DRM Fusion Agent for ProSiebenSat.1, which is integrated into its new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. “With the new mobile apps, Maxdome […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes multi-platform deal with WWE

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has struck a long-term rights deal for free TV, pay TV and online platforms in Germany and Austria with the WWE to show wrestling. The deal includes all WWE pay-per-view programming on ProSiebenSat.1’s on-demand platform Maxdome as well as as weekly episodes of SmackDown on ProSieben Maxx free TV and Monday […]

ProSiebenSat.1 targets €1bn in new revenues, Maxdome deal with Telekom

ProSiebenSat.1 has set itself an ambitious new target of realising additional revenues of €1 billion by 2018 compared with 2012 on the back of strong full-year results. The group has also struck a significant distribution deal with Deutsche Telekom for its Maxdome on-demand service. The deal with Deutsche Telekom will give the latter’s Entertain IPTV […]

Former Lovefilm exec lands ProSieben digital role

Lesley Mackenzie, the former group digital officer of streaming site Lovefilm, has landed a role overseeing German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s digital operations. Mackenzie will lead a slate of assets including on-demand video sites Maxdome and Studio71 as executive VP of ProSieben’s E-Entertainment division. Mackenzie left Amazon-owned Lovefilm in 2012 and has since held consultancy roles […]

Digital revenues boost ProSiebenSat.1

Digital and adjacent activities boosted ProSiebenSat.1’s top line in the third quarter, helping push the German TV group’s revenues to €576.9 million, up 13.9% year-on-year. EBITDA climbed by 7.1% to €151 million. Digital and adjacent activities’ share of revenues increased by 21.5% to €124.1 million.The company said its Maxdome service now had a market share of […]

Maxdome launches in Austria

ProSiebenSat.1-owned video-on-demand service Maxdome has launched in Austria. Maxdome offers about 50,000 VoD titles, subscription VoD and a range of download-to-own versions of just-released US series. The service will be available to Austria’s 2.6 million households on the web and as an app on Samsung smart TVs. “The launch in Austria is a big step […]

ProSiebenSat.1 boosted by channel and digital gains

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group reported strong second quarter earnings, buoyed by gains in it channels and digital businesses.  The firm said that in the Broadcasting German-speaking segment, which includes free TV stations and its basic pay TV and HD distribution business, external revenues rose in the second quarter by 2.4 % to €486.7 million. ProSiebenSat.1 […]

Maxdome launches on PS3

German video-on-demand service Maxdome has launched a Playstation 3 app with help from interactive TV specialist Accedo. The app, which was developed by Accedo, gives PS3 users access to a catalogue of Maxdome video titles, including films, series, comedy shows, documentaries, music videos and children’s programmes. Earlier this year, Accedo signed a deal with Maxdome […]