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Deutsche Telekom adds raft of ZDF content to on-demand service

Deutsche Telekom has added a raft of new content to its Megathek on-demand library from the catalogue of public broadcaster ZDF. Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta TV viewers can now watch about 350 additional German-language episodes and series from ZDF. Over 8,500 content items from ARD Plus, ZDF Select, ARD Plus Kids and ZDFtivi Select are now […]

France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF team up to take on Netflix

European public broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF have unveiled the first projects to be developed under the rubric of an alliance announced yesterday at the Series Mania event in Lille to address the challenge posed by the likes of Netflix and other subscription video-on-demand providers. Earlier this week, France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte had […]

France Télévisions forges programming alliance with ZDF

France Télévisions and Rai are to forge an alliance with ZDF that will encompass co-production, with the first projects to be unveiled at the Series Mania event in Lille on Thursday. The pact with Germany’s ZDF marks an extension of the alliance formed between the French and Italia public broadcasters last June, when the pair […]

Vodafone Deutschland ends carriage dispute with ZDF

Vodafone Deutschland has ended its carriage terms dispute with ZDF and has struck a long-term distribution partnership with the public broadcaster. Vodafone and ZDF have been engaged in a long-running legal dispute, with litigation ongoing since 2012. According to the pair, the latest agreement sees that litigation “amicably settled by both parties”. The pair said […]

Discovery to sub-license Olympics to German pubcasters

Discovery’s Eurosport is to sub-license its rights to the Olympic Games in Germany to public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Eurosport, ARD and ZDF will air live coverage and highlight packages of the games up until 2024. The partnership will cover four Olympic Games, giving German spectators access to free-to-air coverage as well as more extensive […]

Ampere: Over 55s failing to see attractions of SVOD

Over 55s are not tuning in to subscription video-on-demand, even though they have embraced catch-up on-demand services from free-to-air broadcasters, according to research by Ampere Analysis. A study by Ampere of TV viewing habits in 13 countries revealed that only two in 10 people aged 55-64 in the US viewed Netflix in the past month, […]

German pubcasters fail to secure Olympics deal with Discovery

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have failed to secure a deal with Discovery to air coverage of the Olympic Games from 2018-2024. Discovery will make coverage of the games available free-to-view on its Eurosport channel. The broadcaster said that its Eurosport 1 channel in Germany would offer the country “every moment of national importance” on […]

ARD and ZDF roll out youth service Funk

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are launching a new youth-targeted service called Funk on October 1. The Funk app and website will publish series and videos aimed at 14 to 29 year-olds. It will also publish content to YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and other social platforms.

Sky Germany adds ARTE, ZDF to its Sky Online TV box

Sky in Germany is adding new apps from public broadcasters ARTE and ZDF to its Roku-powered Sky Online TV – now dubbed Sky Ticket – box. The ARTE app will let viewers watch documentaries, programmes and concerts for up to 90 days after their TV broadcast, while the ZDF will give access to some 35,000 […]

Unitymedia adds five new channels

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is adding five new TV channels to its programming line-up. The new services are ARD and ZDF-owned factual channel Phoenix HD, kids channel KiKA HD, entertainment channel Universal Channel HD, Asian channel Zee TV and Germany’s channel for refugees living in the country, Handshake2Deutschland. All the new channels are […]

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