German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are paying Vodafone €100 million in carriage fees as part of the recently reached settlement regarding a new contract for the cable distribution of their channels, ending a long-standing legal dispute.
The recent settlement of the long-standing carriage fee dispute with public broadcaster ARD pours €31.2 million into the pockets of German cable operator Unitymedia.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will show all matches of German football tournament DFB Cup live for another three years.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF see Facebook as an important information and communication platform and reject the demand by cable operator association FRK to leave the social media network in view of the latest data scandal and the unclear exploitation of user data.
German cable operator association FRK calls for public broadcasters ARD and ZDF to immediately withdraw from Facebook.
Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive Ultra HD broadcast rights to 25 matches of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup in Russia.
ARD and the two major cable operators Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland) and Unitymedia have settled their dispute over carriage fees for the cable distribution of the public broadcaster’s channels. ZDF reached an agreement with Vodafone, but not with Unitymedia.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland seems to be gearing up to broadcast selected matches of the 2018 FIFA World Football Championship in Ultra HD quality.
SD switch-off on Astra (19.2° East) comes closer with German public broadcaster ARD having renewed its contract with satellite operator SES for SD distribution only until mid-2020.
KEF, the commission for the evaluation of the public licence fee for ARD and ZDF, aims for the public broadcasters to terminate the SD distribution of their TV channels on Astra (19.2° East) for DTH satellite households in mid-2020.