Despite the Corona crisis, 2.7 million TV sets were sold in Germany between January and May 2020, slightly more than in the first five months of the previous year (2.65 million), according to GfK Retail & Technology.
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.