Although Amazon Prime Video has more customers in Germany than Netflix, Netflix still leads the way in terms of actual usage.
German DVB-T2 and DTH satellite platform Freenet TV has added the video-on-demand service maxdome to its offer.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has chosen UK-based subscription and billing solutions provider MPP Global to drive its joint OTT platform with Discovery Communications.
The German Federal Cartel Office has approved the plans of media groups ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications to expand their joint OTT platform 7TV by integrating their streaming services maxdome and Eurosport Player.
German cable operator Unitymedia has equipped its mobile TV service Horizon Go with a download function.
ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery join forces to build the leading German OTT platform by integrating their existing streaming venture 7TV, video-on-demand service maxdome and Eurosport Player in one place.
Two out of five internet users in Germany (37%) stream films and series on paid video-on-demand portals such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky Ticket or maxdome.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
Vodafone Deutschland has integrated Netflix in its home gateway GigaTV.
The viewer market for paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, maxdome and Sky Ticket continues to grow in Germany.