The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform has gained Italian IT consultancy Fincons Group and Media Press, a Swiss provider of TV metadata and technological solutions, as new members.
Smart TV sets continue to be highly popular with German consumers.
Google is a new member of Deutsche TV-Plattform. The German industry association now has a total of 56 members.
5G Broadcast offers a unique chance to establish a uniform global transmission standard for broadcast and mobile services for the first time in TV history.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform has published the minimum requirements for HbbTV 2 devices in the German market.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Platform has launched an initiative to harmonise programme-accompanying metadata, aiming to ensure that users can easily find the desired content across different distribution platforms.
Smart TV sets are becoming standard equipment in German TV households.
German ISP 1&1 Telecom and TV streaming provider Zattoo have joined Deutsche TV-Plattform. The German industry association now has a total of 57 members.
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.