Tele Columbus group, Germany’s third-largest cable company, has taken the first German fibre-optic network into service on which 1Gbps internet access will be offered to private households.
Finland’s leading pay-TV operator DNA has deployed a complete OTT solution from Harmonic for its DNA TV multiscreen service.
German video-on-demand (VOD) service maxdome will provide the yearly almost 80 million travellers on Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed ICE trains with movies and series from the end of 2016.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus will launch a transactional video-on-demand (T-VOD) service as part of its planned Ultra HD/4K-capable multimedia home gateway.
The leading Czech and Slovak DTH platform Skylink is likely to start selling its hybrid set-top boxes this summer, with a promotional campaign taking place in the autumn.
UK-based media company Perform Group will launch a multiscreen OTT subscription service for sports fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in summer 2016.
Com Hem Labs have developed a test concept designed to test the TV functionalities of virtual reality.
Internet streaming services are pushing the traditional broadcast sector in their support for Ultra HD.
Accedo, a Swedish provider of TV application solutions, has worked with Sky Deutschland to bring the German pay-TV broadcaster’s OTT service Sky Online to Sony PlayStation 3 and 4 games consoles.
Vodafone Deutschland will increase the maximum data rate of its internet access for cable customers from 200 to 400Mbps; the upload data rate will be 25Mbps.