Vodafone Deutschland has revised its so called coins per subscriber (CPS) model for the distribution of encrypted HD channels on its cable network (formerly Kabel Deutschland) to comply with the principle of equal chances in the broadcast law.
Bundesverband Lokal TV (BLTV), the German industry association of local TV broadcasters, has called for nationwide free-of-charge distribution of local and regional channels on cable networks.
German adult channel Beate-Uhse.TV will remain available exclusively at Sky Deutschland in Germany and Austria across all distribution platforms.
German platform operator M7 Deutschland and German cable operator association DNMG have extended their redistribution partnership until 2021.
The current HD carriage distribution model of Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland doesn’t comply with the principle of equal chances and poses unreasonable obstructions to smaller and new TV channels.
German platform operators don’t have to distribute TV channels’ HbbTV services on their networks as they are not considered to be part of the programme content.
DanceTrippin TV, the music channel for the fans of dance music and clubbing culture, plans to launch in further international markets this year including Germany, the UK and France, founder and managing director Will Johnston told Broadband TV News.
Austrian telco A1 Telekom Austria has commenced offering BBC World News in HD quality on its IPTV platform A1 TV.
German cable operator PrimaCom will add four new HD channels to its portfolio on April 28, 2015.
German cable operator Tele Columbus will take three further HD channels onboard its cable network on April 28, 2015.