German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform welcomes two new members: Exaring AG, based in Munich, Germany, and Video Solutions AG, based in Zug, Switzerland.
Exaring AG operates German TV streaming platform waipu.tv, launched in 2016, while Video Solutions AG operates AVOD service wedotv and FAST channels wedo movies and wedo big stories on leading smart TV and OTT platforms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and other markets.
“We are very pleased about Exaring AG (waipu.tv) and Video Solutions AG joining Deutsche TV-Plattform. Our association has been actively accompanying the most important technological developments in the media industry for many years and IP-based content distribution is continuously gaining relevance. Both companies will contribute their proven expertise in this area to the work of our committees,” said Andre Prahl, Chairman of Deutsche TV-Plattform.
Markus Härtenstein, CEO at Exaring AG, added: “A cross-industry exchange is important for us in order to be able to react flexibly to the needs in the market. Deutsche TV-Plattform enables an alignment with market partners on current developments and standards on a neutral level.”
Philipp Rotermund, founder and CEO of Video Solutions AG, said: “We are delighted about joining Deutsche TV Plattform and look forward to the exchange with other industry players, particularly about new and innovative approaches in IP distribution, enabling us to reach new audiences with our FAST Channels.”
More than 50 members from all parts of the value chain are involved in Deutsche TV-Plattform. The association offers a platform for professional exchange and specific project work. In three subject-related working groups and associated task forces, Deutsche TV-Plattform is currently focusing on future topics such as DVB-I, Addressable TV and HDR production.