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.
Eurosport will reimburse the customers of its OTT service Eurosport Player in Germany and Austria €10 as a compensation for the technical problems experienced during its Bundesliga live transmission on August 25, 2017.
Discovery will offer the Bundesliga games it shows live from the upcoming season on Amazon’s multiscreen OTT service Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria.
Discovery Communications Deutschland wants to operate the German Eurosport channels no longer under French, but German broadcast licences as part of an extension of its channel family for the Bundesliga coverage.