The public and commercial TV and radio broadcasters in Germany earned €19.01 billion last year – an increase by €1.53 billion compared with 2012.
German cable operator NetCologne has invested more than €30 million into the expansion of its fibre-optic network in 2014.
The number of TV sets sold in Western Europe has increased by 3.2% to more than 34 million sets in 2014 (2013: 33 million sets).
Germany’s fourth-largest cable operator PrimaCom wants to accelerate its growth through further acquisitions following last year’s takeover of DTK Deutsche Telekabel.
The Swiss cable operators have gained 95,200 new internet customers last year.
Sky Deutschland has returned to the profit zone: In Q1 2014/15 (September 30, 2014), the German pay-TV broadcaster reached a net result of €12 million.
HD+, the subscription platform with the HD versions of commercial free-to-air channels for DTH satellite households in Germany on Astra (19.2° East), has increased its customer figure to 1.59 million five years after its launch.
The turnover with products and services from information technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics is expected to rise this year in Germany by 1.6% to a total of €153.4 billion euros, reports German industry association BITKOM with reference to market research conducted by the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO).
Telekom Austria Group reported a 7.3% decline in turnover to €1.94 billion in the first half of 2014 compared with the first half of last year (€2.09 billion).
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are once again offering free HD satellite feeds of the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square, New York.