Germany’s national telco Deutsche Telekom has gained 78,000 new customers for its domestic IPTV platform Entertain in Q1 2014, marking a stronger growth than in Q1 2013 when 70,000 new customers were added.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom has recorded growing interest in its triple play services TV, internet and telephony in Q1 2014.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has gained 52,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Swisscom TV in Q1 2014, corresponding with a growth by 22.3% within 12 months to a total of 1.05 million customers (March 31, 2013: 860,000 customers).
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW reports growing demand for its multimedia box horizon in Q1 2014 with more than 40,000 new customers having opted for the device which acts as the central hub for providing the household with media content.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland increased its subscriber figures in Q1 2014, but higher costs led to a negative EBITDA and deeper loss.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has added Spiegel.TV to its HbbTV-based OTT service multithek.
Sport1 US, the German pay-TV channel for the fans of US sports, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights of North-American ice-hockey league National Hockey League (NHL) for the next two seasons for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
German media company Your Family Entertainment (YFE) has launched an international feed in English language of its children’s and family channel yourfamily which is at first available in Africa.
German cable operator NetCologne has installed Wi-Fi hotspots in Cologne through which internet users can surf the net free of charge with their smartphones, tablets or laptops.
With the Bundesliga game between FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen on April 26, 2014, German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland distributed a live football match via satellite in Ultra HD (4K) for the first time worldwide.