Austrian commercial broadcaster Servus TV will show motorsport series MotoGP live and exclusively in Germany and Austria from 2019.
As viewers continue to shift to viewing television content on an on-demand basis, TV and video consumption is changing across the leading five European markets: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in Germany rose from 7.5 million (2016) to 7.7 million in 2017 and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from 8.4 million to 8.7 million.
Deutsche Glasfaser launches IPTV platform BrightBlue as a white label product at ANGA COM 2018.
Yol TV, a Turkish-language channel based in Germany, has started broadcasting on the Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East.
More than half of internet users surveyed in the US, UK, Brazil, Japan and Germany watched video content out of their homes at least once a month, according to IHS Markit.
Sports portal DAZN (“Da Zone”) operates a linear TV channel on the cable network of wilhelm.tel, but, curiously, neither the North German cable operator nor DAZN actively advertise the offer.
During the French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros, Eurosport’s 4k/Ultra HD feed will be available across several platforms in Europe.
Vodafone, which is Germany’s second-largest mobile network behind Deutsche Telekom, entered the fixed-line market through a 2013 takeover of Kabel Deutschland, then Germany’s largest cable network, for $10 billion.
German DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV will be available via Astra (19.2 degrees East) from March 28, 2018, Holger Meinzer, Chief Commercial Officer B2B of platform operator Media Broadcast, revealed at the DVB World 2018 conference in Warsaw.