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.
New data measuring trends in Germany from 2014 to 2016 show growth of the DTH base of Eutelsat’s Hot Bird position increasing by 30% to 3.1 million homes.
SMiT has entered into a partnership with Irdeto to supply the CI Plus Module with Irdeto Cloaked CA to Germany’s Media Broadcast ahead of the launch of its new freenet TV DTT service.
Ostmodern revealed its key role in the launch of Germany’s VOD service Maxdome’s service.
The next-generation DTT platform in DVB-T2/HEVC standard will launch its full service in Germany on March 29, 2017 in several urban areas with around 40 public and commercial channels mainly in HD quality.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch arts and cultural channel Sky Arts HD in Germany and Austria on July 21, 2016.
German commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired an extensive rights package containing qualifier games of the national German football team for World and European Championships.
81% of Germans between 14 and 34 years of age use video-on-demand (VOD) services.