German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has reached an agreement with Discovery regarding the distribution of Bundesliga channel Eurosport 2 HD Xtra, but this only covers the gastronomy sector.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen UK-based subscription and billing solutions provider MPP Global to drive its joint OTT platform with Discovery Communications.
The German Federal Cartel Office has approved the plans of media groups ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications to expand their joint OTT platform 7TV by integrating their streaming services maxdome and Eurosport Player.
ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery join forces to build the leading German OTT platform by integrating their existing streaming venture 7TV, video-on-demand service maxdome and Eurosport Player in one place.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
Eurosport Player is offering a special cut-price deal for the Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 – new subscribers can access the OTT service at special prices for the month of February.
Discovery Communications’ Eurosport Player will play a key role in the broadcaster’s coverage of the Olympics, emphasising the premium OTT service.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has added further video and audio streaming partners to its zero-rating service StreamOn including OTT platform Eurosport Player offering Bundesliga live games.
Germany’s national football association Deutsche Fußball-Liga (DFL) has summoned an immediate meeting with Eurosport following the repeated problems during its Bundesliga live transmissions on OTT service Eurosport Player.
Amazon has extended the sports offer on its OTT platform Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria with the addition of Sport1 US and EDGEsport.