Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia wants to introduce high-speed internet access with a data rate of 400Mbps in 2016.
Internet and telephony remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators in Q3 2015 while the number of TV customers continued to decline.
German commercial general interest channel Sat.1 has launched a subscription-based streaming portal for fighting sports fans.
Austrian DTT platform simpliTV has commenced offering internet access.
Austrian DTT platform simpliTV wants to introduce an internet service on October 5, 2015 enabling customers to surf the net, receive further TV channels as live-streams and use video-on-demand services.
German telco Deutsche Telekom and UK-based mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat have teamed up to bring inflight high-speed internet services to Europe’s aviation industry.
Despite intense competition, television and radio continue to dominate media consumption in Germany.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has made its high-speed internet access service with a data rate of up to 200Mbps available in further 25 cities and surrounding towns.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom hast acquired 73,000 new customers for is IPTV platform Swisscom TV in the first half of 2015 which now counts a total of 1.24 million customers – an increase by 13.5% within the past 12 months.
Germany’s third largest cable operator Tele Columbus has acquired 27,000 new telephony customers in Q2 2015, increasing its total number of telephony customers by 26% to 202,000 compared with 12 months ago.