German media company Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland has launched a new free-of-charge, advertising-funded multiscreen video-on-demand (VOD) service.
Euronews has recommenced DTH distribution of its German-language channel for satellite households on Astra (19.2° East).
The turnover generated by pay-TV channels and paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services has increased in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland in 2016 by around 11% to over €3 billion for the first time (2015: €2.7 billion).
Ronny Verhelst, CEO of Tele Columbus, will leave Germany’s third-largest cable operator on February 1, 2018 for personal reasons.
TecTime TV, the German thematic channel covering technology and multimedia, will return to the screens after a 7-month break.
ARD-alpha, the educational TV channel of ARD’s Bavarian affiliate Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), is now available to DVB-T2 households in parts of Germany.
German media and technology company Wige Media will change its name into Sporttotal.
German public broadcaster ARD is negotiating about the free-to-air TV rights for the Formula 1 from the 2018 season, competing with commercial broadcaster RTL that has been showing the Grand Prix races since 1991.
German public broadcaster ZDF has called for the prime ministers of the federal states to resolve the dispute regarding the question whether the public broadcasters have to pay cable carriage fees through a regulation in the national broadcast law.
German service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has taken over the satellite distribution of the Bavarian local TV channels on Astra (19.2° East) from its teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt on July 1, 2017.