German TV carriage rights supplier content4tv and German cable operator association FRK have agreed on a long-term cooperation.
The framework contract signed at the FRK Broadband Congress in Leipzig on September 18, 2018 secures the independent provision of FRK members with linear and non-linear TV distribution rights.
The agreement covers both cable and IPTV rights, enabling hybrid offers, transition models and new products such as IPTV which strengthen FRK members in competition.
According to FRK chairman Heinz-Peter Labonte, the move provides FRK members with the opportunity to offer tailor-made products at competitive prices including modern national and international TV and streaming services within a legal framework.
Martina Rutenbeck, managing partner of content4tv, said: “The small and medium-sized cable operators represented by FRK can benefit most from the advantages of their high-performance broadband networks by offering modern, attractive services complementing classic television with new usage forms from video-on-demand to multiscreen TV. We supply the necessary rights from a single source and thus ensure that even small and medium-sized cable operators can provide a compelling offer securing their TV business in the long term.”