Internet TV platform Zattoo has commenced distribution of the free-to-air channels of German TV group ProSiebenSat.1 as live-streams, but increased the prices in return.
In addition to six channels from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, Zattoo’s premium package HiQ now also offers German internet users Sat.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx. Besides the total of 12 channels provided by Germany’s two largest commercial TV groups which are distributed in standard resolution (SD), HiQ also contains 22 commercial and public TV channels in high definition (HD).
The new HiQ subscription prices are €9.99 per month, €27.99 for 3 months and €99.99 for 1 year (formerly: €4.99/month, €12.99/3 months, €44.99/year). The HiQ package complements the more than 70 live-streams of TV channels provided by Zattoo free of charge.
“The addition of the ProSiebenSat.1 channels is a magnificent step for us. With them, our channel line-up now covers more than 95% of the TV audience market shares of the official TV ratings,” said Nick Brambring, CEO of Zattoo. “This shows that the German TV broadcasters have recognised the chances of the internet as a distribution platform for linear TV content.”