Pay-TV and paid video-on-demand (VOD) services achieved rising figures in terms of revenues, usage and number of offers in Germany in 2015.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will make its sports news channel Sky Sport News HD available as a free-to-air service.
The Freenet TV package with around 20 commercial free-to-air TV channels in Full HD quality on the German DVB-T2 platform will cost €69 per year, corresponding with €5.75 per month.
Video-on-demand (VDD) has reached the mass market in Germany with 43% of all internet users paying for VOD services.
Internet TV platform Magine TV has introduced two new thematic channel packages in Germany.
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.
The number of digital cable households in Germany currently amounts to 77.1%.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch new channel Sky Cinema Family HD in Germany and Austria on September 22, 2016, heralding a brand redesign of Sky’s movie channels on a pan-European basis.
The new Bundesliga deal means will bring Germany into line with most other countries in that no single operator will hold exclusive rights to national league football.
Vivendi plans to launch a competitor to Netflix, covering four countries in Western Europe, in Q4 this year.