BBC Global News, the BBC’s international commercial news, sport and features arm, has named Sibel Boner as the new Head of Commercial Partnerships for Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Half a year after DTT switch-off in Switzerland, the channels of public broadcaster SRG can soon be received terrestrially via DVB-T in parts of Switzerland and Austria again.
German broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will roll out its Ultra HD channel RTL UHD to DTH satellite households in Austria.
Viacom has expanded its Pluto TV streaming service with two new channels featuring content from Comedy Central.
Ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV, recently acquired by Viacom, is strengthening its European distribution with launches on Amazon Fire TV devices and Amazon Fire Tablets in the UK, Germany and Austria.
German media company Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will start offering local programmes on its channels for viewers in Austria in addition to local advertising.
Austrian commercial broadcaster Servus TV will show motorsport series MotoGP live and exclusively in Germany and Austria from 2019.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in Germany rose from 7.5 million (2016) to 7.7 million in 2017 and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from 8.4 million to 8.7 million.
With 2.05 million households, DTH satellite reception remains the most widely used TV reception method in Austria.
Austrian mobile network operator T-Mobile Austria, a subsidiary of German telco Deutsche Telekom, will take over UPC Austria, the country’s largest cable operator, for around €1.9 billion from parent company Liberty Global.