Despite the Corona crisis, 2.7 million TV sets were sold in Germany between January and May 2020, slightly more than in the first five months of the previous year (2.65 million), according to GfK Retail & Technology.
Ultra HD (UHD) TV sets are increasingly displacing HD sets in Germany.
Smart TV sets continue to be highly popular with German consumers.
Google is a new member of Deutsche TV-Plattform. The German industry association now has a total of 56 members.
German public broadcaster WDR and the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI will collaborate in the next months to test the video coding possibilities offered by forthcoming international standard VVC/H.266.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform will continue its Ultra HD Plugfest series.
5G Broadcast offers a unique chance to establish a uniform global transmission standard for broadcast and mobile services for the first time in TV history.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform has published the minimum requirements for HbbTV 2 devices in the German market.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Platform has launched an initiative to harmonise programme-accompanying metadata, aiming to ensure that users can easily find the desired content across different distribution platforms.
US technology company Imagine Communications has appointed Stephan Heimbecher as its new international director of consulting services.