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.
Eurosport 1 HD will launch on Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria on Astra (19.2° East) on August 1, 2017.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have received a setback in the legal dispute regarding cable carriage fees that has been running since 2013.
German children’s and family entertainment producer and distributor m4e AG wants to extend its partnership with YouTube to increase content monetisation through advertising-based video-on-demand (AVOD).
Discovery Communications Deutschland wants to operate the German Eurosport channels no longer under French, but German broadcast licences as part of an extension of its channel family for the Bundesliga coverage.
German cable operator Unitymedia has removed the last analogue TV channels from its network.
Swiss cable operator UPC welcomes the decision by competition commission COMCO against precautionary measures regarding the broadcasting of ice-hockey on its new channel MySports.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast plans to auction its FM antennas and transmitters to the highest bidders as part of an electronic auction.