Kai-Christian Borchers, managing director of German multiscreen software solutions provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), has warned platform operators that adopting Android TV-based set-top-boxes, which is a growing trend, may come with long term risk for industry players.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will make the USB TV stick for reception of the next-generation DVB-T2/HEVC-based DTT platform including the encrypted Freenet TV service available from retailers and www.freenet.tv from March 23, 2017.
German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017.
German satellite service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has extended its long-term agreement with satellite operator SES for transponder capacity on Astra (19.2° East).
Zattoo has launched server-based dynamic ad insertion, providing TV broadcasters and advertisers with new targeted advertising opportunities in the merging TV and internet markets.
Munich-based cable operator Kabel & Medien Service (KMS) will expand its digital TV and internet offer and, in return, reduce the number of analogue TV channels on its network.
German car and motor sports channel Motorvision TV will become available on the cable networks of UPC in Austria and Switzerland in mid-April 2017.
Swisscom has added Ultra HD channel Insight TV to its IPTV platform Swisscom TV 2.0.
M7 Deutschland has created a new pay-TV package for platform operators.
US media company Viacom has commenced offering the German-language version of MTV as a free-of-charge live-stream on the internet.