The Spanish Atresmedia Group has created Atresmedia International to oversee its three international channels: Antena 3, Atreseries and ¡Hola! TV.
The commercial TV channels on the DVB-T2 platform launching in Germany on May 31, 2016 will be offered under the name Freenet TV.
Mobistar, which is 53% owned by Orange, is adopting the Orange brand in Belgium, and will start offering cable TV.
Liberty Global will unify the names of its cable subsidiaries in Austria and Switzerland under the joint label UPC, the umbrella brand of its European cable assets.
HMS Media Solutions, a German provider of broadcast automation solutions, and Swiss marketing and social TV platform creator joiz Global have partnered to provide a fully integrated end-to-end solution for live TV, video-on-demand (VOD) and community interaction.
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial subsidiary of German public broadcaster ZDF, has extended the contract of Alexander Coridaß as president, CEO and spokesman of the management board until 2020. He has been heading the company since 1998.
Amazon will stop selling Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast since those devices don’t “interact well” with Prime Video, the company said in an email to its sellers.
Advertising sales company Goldbach Germany and media agency MEC Germany have commenced testing addressable full-screen online commercials on a linear TV channel for the first time in Germany.
Ooyala, a subsidiary of Australian telco Telstra specialising in video publishing, analytics and monetisation solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with Swiss community marketing and social TV platform joiz to provide third parties with video, interactive and analytics technologies.
Israel-based digital media service provider RR Media has teamed up with Swiss community marketing platform joiz to offer next-generation user engagement and loyalty club tools for broadcasters, content owners and rights holders.