Italian media group Mediaset has increased its shareholding in German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 by 4.1% to a total of 24.2%.
Mediaset seeks German antitrust clearance for ProSiebenSat.1 stake increase
Italian media company Mediaset is seeking approval from Germany’s Federal Cartel Office for gaining “significant competitive influence” over German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1.
Coronavirus: DFL postpones Bundesliga rights tender
In light of the current situation, the Executive Committee of German football association DFL has decided to postpone the planned tender for the media rights of Germany’s domestic football league […]
German RTL channels to remain unencrypted in SD on Astra
The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.
European Commission opens full deal review of Vodafone, Liberty acquisition
The European Commission (EC) has concerns about Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s subsidiaries in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania and has therefore opened an in-depth investigation.
Unitymedia continues DOCSIS 3.1 rollout / CEO interview
German cable operator Unitymedia aims to provide over 1.3 million households with its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1Gbps high-speed internet access by the end of 2018, CEO Winni Rapp told Broadband TV […]
German Cartel Office requests referral of Vodafone/Unitymedia merger case
The Federal German Cartel Office intends to examine the takeover of German cable network operator Unitymedia by telecommunications group Vodafone itself and has requested the European Commission to refer the […]
German cartel office examines UEFA Champions League deal between Sky and DAZN
The Federal German cartel office is currently examining the conformity with competition law of the cooperation between Sky Deutschland and Perform Group, operator of sports streaming service DAZN, for the […]
FRK demands strong conditions for Unitymedia Vodafone merger
German cable operator association FRK calls for tough conditions from the competition and regulatory authorities to be imposed on Vodafone in the antitrust review of the planned acquisition of Unitymedia.
German Cartel Office approves ProSiebenSat.1/ Discovery’s OTT plans
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 […]