The German media authorities aim for a coordinated approach by all industry players to establish a joint date for nationwide analogue switch-off on cable networks.
The association of German cable operators (ANGA) expects the requirements for the termination of analogue TV distribution on German cable networks to be met by the end of 2018 at the latest.
Thomas Braun will stay at the top of ANGA, the industry association of German cable operators.
For the first time, the number of German cable homes with digital subscriptions has passed the halfway mark.
TIHANY – 2012. Germany has been slower to implement new services than countries such as Hungary despite having Europe’s largest cable market, according to Carsten Engelke.
German cable association ANGA has elected Thomas Braun as its president for a further two years.
The German cable association ANGA has said that with 18 million connected homes and a 48.6% market share, cable remains the leading distribution platform for television in Germany. Satellite comes second with 47.4%
The Anga Cable show has said that binding registrations have been received from 360 companies for a total of 95% of the exhibition space.
Hybrid and online TV, in addition to analogue switch off in April 2012, will feature strongly at this year’s ANGA Cable show and congress, which will take place in Cologne from May 3-5.
German cable operators will add 700,000 new broadband subscribers during the year. About 40% of all new broadband homes connect via cable, according to the the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA).