The German TV/video app watchmi is now available on TV sets equipped with smart TV portals from NetRange following a partnership signed between the Hamburg-based service provider and watchmi operator Funke Digital TV Guide.
The total turnover of video-on-demand (VOD) services is expected to rise to €717 million in Germany this year – an increase by 24% compared with 2015 (€579 million).
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.