On November 8, 2017 the switchover of Germany’s DTT network from DVB-T to successor DVB-T2 will enter the second stage.
Thorsten Braun will take over the position of General Manager Disney Channels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in addition to his current role as Vice President & General Manager Disneymedia+ with immediate effect.
Amazon will shut down its DVD and Blu-ray rental service Lovefilm in Germany on October 31, 2017.
The turnover generated by pay-TV channels and paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services has increased in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland in 2016 by around 11% to over €3 billion for the first time (2015: €2.7 billion).
Vodafone’s TV customer base in Germany stood at 7.7 million as of June 30 and was unchanged on three months earlier.
The next ANGA COM will take place from Tuesday June 12, to Thursday June 14, 2018 – again in the new exhibition halls in Cologne.
Viacom International Media Networks has renamed its children’s channel Nickelodeon into the short form Nick again in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Three out of ten German internet users from 14 years of age (29%) watch movies and series on fee-based video-on-demand (VOD) portals such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, maxdome, Sky Ticket, Apple iTunes or Google Play.
The DVB-T2 platform launched in Germany on March 29, 2017 attracts viewers from other transmission infrastructures to digital terrestrial broadcasting (DTT).
The European VOD market is worth €4.2 billion in 2017, according to Italian research from ITMedia Consulting.