A total of 1.6 million TV sets were sold in Germany in Q1 2018. Of these, 1.2 million (75%) are equipped with smart functions, reports German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform with reference to figures from GfK Retail & Technology.
German cable operator association FRK has called for open access to be imposed as one of the concessions for regulatory approval of the rumoured acquisition of Liberty Global’s German cable subsidiary Unitymedia by Vodafone.
Comcast has made a formal £22 billion bid for Sky, valuing the broadcaster and TV platform at £12.50 per share.
German cable operator Unitymedia will launch its first commercial Gigabit internet service based on DOCSIS 3.1 on May 7, 2018 in the city Bochum.
Mediaset is back in profit after last year’s ill-fated deal with Canal+ put the Italian broadcaster in the red.
A settlement has been reached between operator Free and the TF1 group of channels.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP has launched an SVOD service as part of its on demand offer TVP VOD.
Lithuania’s Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) is set to fine the cable operator Init for violating its ruling on the retransmission of the Russian channel RTR Planeta.
HbbTV is a subset of time shift on TV when consumed on the internet and accounts for only five minutes of viewing per person each month in the Czech Republic.
Travel channel Travelxp is launching on Freeview UK platform from Monday, 30 April 2018, to reach close to 16mn TV Freeview homes.