German authors rights society GEMA has concluded a licence agreement with video portal YouTube settling a long lasting legal battle regarding royalties.
The web-TV service for young viewers from the German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will be called funk and launch on October 1.
German consultancy and research company Goldmedia has commenced the survey among online video providers for the 2016 edition of its Web-TV-Monitor.
Almost a quarter (23%) of internet users in Germany wanted to watch videos on the net which turned out to be inaccessible due to geoblocking.
In face of increased competition from live streaming from mobile devices on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, YouTube is now introducing mobile live video streaming.
German commercial broadcaster RTL II has launched its new digital TV offer for young viewers: RTL II You combines linear television with a video-on-demand service.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 redesigns its free streaming video portal MyVideo.
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 consumption of video content on the internet continues to grow in Germany, according to the results of the Web-TV Monitor 2015 compiled by market research and consultancy company Goldmedia for media authorities BLM and LFK.
Sports portal LAOLA1.tv has brushed up its design and launched new features enabling users to customise the offering to their own interests.