Documentary channel Discovery Channel HD has become available on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
Munich’s city broadcaster münchen.tv will become the first German local TV channel to launch a regular HD service.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has added The Karaoke Channel to its video-on-demand (VOD) service Select Video, enabling the Vodafone subsidiary’s customers to access around 700 karaoke songs at any time free of charge.
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.
Internet access has again been the main growth driver for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland in the past quarter (April 1-June 30, 2015) with 102,000 new broadband contracts signed.
German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has included the catch-up TV service of German commercial TV channel Tele 5 in its video-on-demand (VOD) portal Select Video.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has deployed the audience measurement platform (AMP) for adaptive streaming and the complementary AMP endpoint analytics software development kit for monitoring performance of its OTT services from IneoQuest Technologies, a US provider of video monitoring, reporting and analytics solutions.
Folx TV, a music channel for the fans of German-language music, will become available on the cable network of Kabel Deutschland in early October 2015.
The current HD carriage distribution model of Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland doesn’t comply with the principle of equal chances and poses unreasonable obstructions to smaller and new TV channels.
German platform operators don’t have to distribute TV channels’ HbbTV services on their networks as they are not considered to be part of the programme content.