German cable operator association FRK wants streaming providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook und YouTube to participate in the costs of upgrading their networks for the gigabit future through a carriage fee, arguing that business models based on the idea of free data highways must come to an end.
German pay-TV channel Silverline Movie Channel has launched on OTT platform Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria.
Cable operators face many challenges, but Liberty Global’s Mike Fries names Amazon as the biggest threat to the industry.
German TV broadcaster Sport1 will bring its sports radio station Sport1.fm back on air.
Amazon has extended the sports offer on its OTT platform Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria with the addition of Sport1 US and EDGEsport.
German telco Deutsche Telekom wants to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) service showing exclusive TV series.
37% of streaming media devices owned by US broadband households are Roku devices, up from 30% in Q1 2016, according to Parks Associates.
Discovery will offer the Bundesliga games it shows live from the upcoming season on Amazon’s multiscreen OTT service Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria.
Netflix and Amazon have yet to make an impact in what is a rapidly expanding OTT market in Russia.
Following the news that Amazon will close Lovefilm in Germany, Broadband TV News can now reveal that the company will also shut down its DVD and Blu-ray delivery service in the UK.