News channel CNN International will terminate its digital terrestrial distribution in German federal state North-Rhine Westphalia.
German direct-to-cable platform KabelKiosk will add new HD channels to its line-up this autumn, Martina Rutenbeck, managing director of operating company M7 Deutschland, told Broadband TV News.
German public broadcaster ARD has commenced offering viewers with connected TV sets the possibility to use their smart phone or tablet as a remote control for navigating through its catch-up TV service ARD Mediathek on the TV screen.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will add entertainment channel Family TV and home-shopping channel mediasparTV to its cable network on September 2, 2014.
Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will offer pay-TV channel Animal Planet in high-definition to its customers.
Almost one out of three German TV viewers (31%) uses video-on-demand (VOD) services, for example the catch-up TV portals operated by TV broadcasters.
German a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider Deutsche Glasfaser wants to launch an IPTV platform with around 100 SD channels, 50 HD channels and 100 radio stations in September 2014.
European cultural channel ARTE has set up a portal for movie fans on the internet.
Swiss youth channel joiz wants to expand into further European countries with the UK being at the top of the list.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast wants to shortly launch a trial for the technical testing of the new digital terrestrial television standard DVB-T2 in combination with compression system HEVC in Berlin to review the whole system chain and determine suitable parameters.