German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will launch a linear Ultra HD test channel on April 28, 2018.
TV streaming provider Zattoo is focusing its B2C business on the core markets Switzerland and Germany and will discontinue its B2C offer in the UK, Spain and Denmark in May 2018.
eoTV, the German free-to-air channel for European films and series, is now available on Vodafone Deutschland’s cable network and, via the GigaTV app, on smartphones and tablets.
The users of German IPTV platform waipu.tv can now receive films from Netzkino following a collaboration agreement reached with the streaming provider of free movies.
Swiss telco Swisscom has selected German technology company Rohde & Schwarz to provide ultra-high definition encoding facilities for its upcoming broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Ultra HD.
German media company Your Family Entertainment is continuing the rollout of Fix&Foxi across Asia with the children’s and family channel now being available on i-Cable in Hong Kong.
The white-label IPTV multiscreen solution from Zattoo forms the backbone of the new digital TV platform launched by German internet service provider 1&1.
French content distribution company Alchimie has launched subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service Okidoki on OTT platform Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG will transmit the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 on its channels live in Ultra HD. This was confirmed to Broadband TV News by an SRG spokesman.
DTH satellite reception remains the most used TV reception method in Germany: Its reach rose by around 130,000 households to 17.72 million in 2017.