Joyn, the joint German streaming platform operated by ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, is now offering the TV channels of public broadcaster ARD with HbbTV.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF want to connect their catch-up services into a joint streaming world to make it easier for users to find the content they are looking for.
German public broadcaster NDR is adding radio stations to its DTT offering.
German public broadcaster WDR will transmit all regional windows of its TV channel WDR Fernsehen in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from March 3, 2021.
Membership of the HbbTV Association has reached 77 following the announcement that Amazon, Discovery and TELE System Digital have become members of the industry body.
The ARD Tagesschau app is now available on almost 2 million Android TVs in Germany, bringing the pubcaster’s newscasts to the big screen.
Kabelio, a new TV package for Swiss DTH satellite households, will launch on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) on October 15, 2020, featuring both domestic and international channels such as ARD, ZDF, ORF, TF1, BBC and ITV.
SWR, an affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD, and partners from the automotive and telecommunications industries have launched a 5G Broadcast trial for the distribution of audiovisual content to automobiles.
IRT, the joint technology research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is to be shut down.
After German public broadcaster ARD, German-French cultural channel ARTE has also decided to postpone the switch-off of its SD distribution on Astra (19.2° East), originally announced for January 2021.