ORS agrees deal with Simply.TV for advanced metadata and EPG services

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) subsidiary Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS) has announced a deal with Copenhagen-based metadata firm Simply.TV. The multi-year deal promises to build ‘the most user-friendly and engaging TV solution for Austria’. ORS said that it decided in favour of Simply.TV after a multi-vendor assessment which covered the ability to deliver real-time metadata from […]

Alchimie takes content from ORF for VOD channels

Streaming content enabler and aggregator Alchimie has struck an agreement with ORF-Enterprise, the marketer and distributor for the Austrian Public Broadcaster ORF. The new deal allows Alchimie to distribute ORF-Enterprise’s catalogue of German language premium factual programming to Alchimie’s themed VOD channels, which are available on over 40 digital platforms and mobile networks across Europe. Including A1 in Austria, […]

Discovery sub-licenses Olympics to ORF

Discovery has inked a deal with ORF that sees the Austrian pubcaster sub-license Olympics TV rights from the US channels giant. Discovery snagged European rights to the Olympics between 2018-2024 in a US$1.45 billion deal last year. It has since been striking deals with free-to-air channels,including the BBC in the UK, for the rights. The deal with ORF […]

ORF and Atos select NOA for archiving project

Digital services company Atos has selected NOA technology for a 10-year archiving project for Austrian national broadcaster ORF. NOA will supply Atos with an end-to-end digitisation facility for ORF’s 600,000-tape content library, while Atos will integrate the system with the collaborative platform used by broadcasters in Germany and Austria.

ORF relaunches Austrian VoD site Flimmit

Austrian public broadcaster ORF has relaunched video-on-demand site Flimmit with a new layout and expanded content offering after investing in the firm.  Some 4,000 predominantly German-language titles – with a focus on Austrian productions – are now available on the service. Viewers can access the service for €7.50 per month, or €19.90 for a three-month subscription. […]

ORF eyes Austrian VOD site Filmmit

Austrian public broadcaster ORF is reportedly in talks to buy domestic video-on-demand portal Filmmit, ahead of Netflix’s planned launch in the country later this year.  According to Austrian newspaper Kurier, negotiations have already taken place, with ORF’s board now due to discuss the matter. Neither ORF nor Filmmit have commented on the speculation. Filmmit offers […]

ORF ups HD offering with additional Astra capacity

Austrian public broadcaster ORF is set to expand its high definition output after increasing its Astra satellite transponder capacity. ORF is taking an additional transponder on the orbital position 19.2 degrees East from SES-owned Astra satellite systems. With the new agreement, ORF will use a total of three transponders at this orbital slot. ORF will […]

Austria’s ORS takes Astra capacity for two channel launches

ORS, the technical service provider for Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has contracted an additional transponder on SES’s 19.2° East orbital position. The additional transponder is the fourth that ORS has contracted on SES and will help with the launch of two new channels in Austria. ORF Sport Plus will launch on October 26. Private broadcaster […]

ORF gets green light for thematic channels

Austrian public broadcaster ORF is launching two new thematic channels after getting the green light from the country’s competition regulator. The broadcaster will launch a culture and information channel and a sports network after receiving the go ahead from the Federal Competition Agency (Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde). “The launch of two new 24-hour-interest channels is a milestone in […]