Connected TV has become an integral part of the living room in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH).
With the World Cup not even a week old, BBC Sport has upgraded its connected TV app to place a greater emphasis on live content.
The HbbTV Association will hold this year’s HbbTV Symposium on November 7-8, 2018 in Berlin in conjunction with German industry association Deutsche TV Plattform.
TeraVolt, a German media production company and consultancy specialised in the digitalisation of television, has appointed Lars Friedrichs, former director teletext and hybrid TV at ProSiebenSat.1, as its new director.
German commercial media group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland has launched an advertising-financed video-on-demand (VOD) service on which owners of connected TV sets can watch full-length movies free of charge.
Online retailer Amazon has commenced providing selected movies and series in Ultra HD/4K resolution on its video-on-demand (VOD) service Amazon Instant Video in Germany, an Amazon spokesman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
The turnover with consumer electronics (CE) devices will go down in Germany by 3.3% to €10.2 billion in 2015, reports German industry association BITKOM with reference to market prognosis by the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO).
Driven by strong demand for Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One as well as digital media streamers such as Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV, shipments of connected TV Devices in the US reached 12.4 million units in Q3 2014 representing growth of 36% from Q3 2013.
The consumer electronics (CE) industry expects to increase its turnover in Germany in this year’s Christmas sales period by 2.3% to more than €8.5 billion compared with 2013, according to German industry association gfu.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has rolled out its recently launched OTT service Sky Online as an app on connected TV sets from Samsung (models from 2014) in Germany and Austria.