US media company AMC Networks has acquired German pay-TV movie channel Kinowelt TV, paving the way to roll out its Sundance Channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time.
Universal Networks International Germany will extend the reach of its pay-TV channel Universal Channel in Germany and roll out the service to Austria and Switzerland.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will not broadcast the games of the Football World Cup 2014 on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite system at 13° East due to rights restrictions.
German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 will launch advertising windows for Swiss viewers on its new free-to-air channels Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has selected iWedia, a Swiss company specialised in integrated software solutions for television devices, to provide the software for its new Swisscom TV 2.0 Android IPTV set-top-box.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland will add more than 60 cities to its public Wi-Fi network in the next weeks.
Popcornflix, a free movie streaming media service operated by New York City-based rights dealer Screen Media Ventures, has launched in Germany and France.
German social TV service Couchfunk will enable its users in future not only to chat about the TV programmes on their smartphones, tablets and laptops, but also to directly watch live TV channels on their mobile devices.
SES Broadband Services, the internet via satellite subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, and broadband via satellite solutions provider Gilat Satellite Networks have expanded their consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over the Astra 2E (28.2 degrees East) satellite.
HD+, Astra’s HDTV platform for German DTH satellite households, has added four new channels: RTL Nitro HD, ProSieben Maxx HD, n-tv HD and TLC HD.