KiKA, the children’s channel jointly operated by German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, is now bundling its on-demand content in a catch-up TV service.
Moritz Pohl will become head of video-on-demand content (VOD) at RTL interactive, a company part of German commercial broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, from October 1, 2018.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will make its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV available in seven additional metropolitan areas by autumn 2018.
German public broadcaster ZDF wants to approach the Federal Cartel Office to find out whether the conditions for a joint OTT platform of the public broadcasters or a platform together with other broadcasters have changed.
German cable operator association FRK wants to achieve that small and medium-sized cable operators receive carriage fees from public broadcasters ARD and ZDF just like the two largest players Vodafone and Unitymedia.
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.