The Federal German Court of Justice, Bundesgerichtshof, has failed to declare a final verdict in the long-lasting dispute regarding the question whether cable operators are entitled to claim carriage fees from the public broadcasters.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has selected S3 Group, the Irish service provider specialising in enhancing the performance of video platforms on connected devices, to automate the testing of multiscreen services across CPE platforms including Apple iOS and Google’s Android OS devices.
Munich-based media entrepreneur Ralph Piller has acquired German pay-TV channel Silverline Movie Channel and plans to expand the service by increasing distribution, launching an HD version and entering international markets, he told Broadband TV News.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has expanded its video-on-demand portal Select Video by catch-up TV content from the TV channels of Viacom International Media Networks.
Broadband internet access has been the main growth driver for Kabel Deutschland the last 12 months.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has rolled out its high-speed internet access service with a data rate of up to 200Mbps (download) and 12Mbps (upload) in 54 further towns.
German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has added a children’s section to its video-on-demand (VOD) service Select Video.
German music channel Deutsches Musik Fernsehen will be available on the cable network of Unitymedia from April 27, 2015.
German commercial broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has commenced offering advertisers the possibility to book commercials solely targeting viewers in federal state Bavaria.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has rolled out its video-on-demand (VOD) service Select Video to further 300,000 households.