The performance of the HD+ service offered by its German affiliate HD Plus was one of the main highlights for SES in its half-year results, which were generally boosted by the performance of new markets.
ESPN and DFL, the commercial arm of the Bundesliga, have reached an agreement for live coverage of the German league to remain on ESPN in the UK and Ireland for the next three seasons.
Karlsruhe based German firm VideoWeb is bringing the HD versions of all German public broadcasters to analogue cable and DTT homes.
Axa Private Equity has sold the majority of HSE24, the international TV home shopping group, to Providence Equity Partners. Axa will remain a 15% shareholder.
ProSiebenSat.1 has appointed Holger Andersen as EVP strategy and development of the group.
The German TV Spielfilm listings magazine from Burda publishing has launched a smart TV app.
Kabel Deutschland (KDG) is acquiring cable operator Tele Columbus, according to Financial Times Deutschland.
Sky Deutschland boss Brian Sullivan says he is confident that negotiations with Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia will be successfully concluded in the next few months.
German cable operator KabelBW has launched a mobile Internet access service following a wholesale deal with O2 Germany. Customers can buy the entry-level Laptop Power-Flatrate for €14.90 a month. Access speed is 7.2 Mbps