The Dutch OTT platform NLziet is adding live streaming channels from both private and public broadcasters to its premium on-demand service.
German public broadcaster ARD is negotiating about the free-to-air TV rights for the Formula 1 from the 2018 season, competing with commercial broadcaster RTL that has been showing the Grand Prix races since 1991.
Austrian technical service provider ORS wants to launch a new HD platform on Astra (19,2° East) this summer.
European OTT platform Mobile2morrow (M2M TV) has added a German TV package to its line-up.
RTL Group’s digital revenue1 continued to show very dynamic growth, up 48.3% to €178 million during the first quarter of the year (Q1/2016: €120 million).
Hungary’s Competition Authority (GVH) has blocked the proposed acquisition of Central Digital Media by Magyar RTL Televizió.
In 2016, 56.2% of all Dutch viewers watched a programme online from one of the main broadcasters, NPO, RTL and SBS, totaling 8.752 million viewers.
The past week saw OTT disruption entering a new phase with announcements by Philips, RTL and Sky – with the latter causing SES and Eutelsat stock taking a beating.
NLZiet, the Dutch on-demand platform with programmes from all three major broadcasting groups (NPO, RTL and SBS), will introduce live OTT streams of their main channels.
RTL Group has appointed Andreas Fischer (46) as RTL Group’s new SVP business development and regional operations CEE and Asia, effective January 1, 2017.