European cultural channel Arte has published an interactive app through which the broadcaster will offer its latest programmes in the areas of 360° video and virtual reality for tablets and smartphones.
German commercial broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland has launched its new video portal: RTL Next offers news and entertainment, customised for access on smartphones, tablets and latops.
Robert, the animated character used by Swedish DTT platform Boxer, is back.
German consultancy and research company Goldmedia has started data collection for the fourth edition of its Web-TV-Monitor, Germany’s largest study on the reach, usage and development of the online TV market.
US online retailer Amazon has commenced offering its Fire TV stick in Germany and Austria.
Deutsche Telekom’s Business Development and Innovation unit (BDI) and US premium content service provider Vubiquity have formed a partnership to enable an end-to-end solution for platform operators and service providers looking to launch multiscreen video services.
Deutsche Telekom will launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service for children between 3 and 13 years of age in collaboration with German publishing house Burda in early April 2015.
Austrian public broadcaster ORF will not be able to add video content to its radio station Ö3 and distribute it as a visual radio service on the channel’s website.
The turnover with advertising in the direct environment of video streaming offerings has increased by 17% to €240.6 million in Germany in 2014, according to current data from IHS Technology released by German industry association BITKOM.
German TV production company Focus TV has set up a YouTube channel offering full-length reportages.