German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform and the UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) held their largest joint plugfest to date from December 6-8, 2016 at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute.
A quarter (25%) of the 3.3 million TV sets sold in Germany in the first half of 2016 were Ultra HD sets.
Andre Prahl is the new chairman of German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform.
The share of Ultra HD screens among the TV sets sold in Germany has risen from 1% to 7.7% within one year.
The number of smart TV households in Germany has increased to more than 20 million.
HbbTV has established itself in Germany: 92% of the connected TV sets sold in 2014 were compliant with the interactive multimedia standard, corresponding with 4.2 million devices, according to the latest figures released by industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform based on market data from GfK Retail & Technology.