A senior Formula 1 executive has admitted the organisation is in talks with Netflix over a possible rights deal.
German cable operator association FRK wants streaming providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook und YouTube to participate in the costs of upgrading their networks for the gigabit future through a carriage fee, arguing that business models based on the idea of free data highways must come to an end.
Netflix added a record 5.3 million subscriptions in the third quarter, driven by ever-increasing take-up in internet TV devices.
Taiwan, Israel, Portugal and Greece all recorded meaningful gains in September as Netflix released its latest ISP Speed Index.
Netflix has raised its prices in a number of territories, including the UK and the United States, for the first time in three years.
Deutsche Telekom has commenced offering Ultra HD content on its IPTV platform Entertain TV.
German telco Deutsche Telekom will offer Ultra HD content on its IPTV platform Entertain TV from October 2017.
After Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Deutschland will offer its mobile network customers the possibility to use selected apps without reducing the high-speed data volume included in the tariffs.
Cable operators face many challenges, but Liberty Global’s Mike Fries names Amazon as the biggest threat to the industry.
German video-on-demand (VOD) service maxdome will remain in the red this year in contrary to earlier expectations by parent company ProSiebenSat.1.