CBC, the technical services subsidiary of German broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, has selected the HTML5 web player and SDKs from US online video technology provider Bitmovin.
Hessischer Rundfunk (hr), a regional affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD, has chosen compression and statistical multiplexing solutions from French video encoding solutions provider Ateme for its DVB-T2 and OTT services.
Most of the current DVB-T households (44.1%) in Germany want to move to successor system DVB-T2 rolled out from March 29, 2017, but some are looking for alternatives such as OTT.
Internet TV platform Magine TV wants to follow the example of its competitor Zattoo and create a B2B unit in addition to its B2C activities.
The past week saw OTT disruption entering a new phase with announcements by Philips, RTL and Sky – with the latter causing SES and Eutelsat stock taking a beating.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG will relocate the second TV channel of RSI, its affiliate for Italian-speaking Switzerland, to the internet in early 2020.
Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria has taken HD channels ProSieben Maxx HD, sixx HD and Sat.1 Gold HD aboard its offer on Astra (19.2° East).
3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a German provider of customised multiscreen software solutions, has launched 3Ready, a new multi-device OTT front-end solution for IPTV and VOD platforms.
German mobile network operator Telefónica Deutschland will offer its customers the possibility to watch movies, series and live sports from pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland including Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League games.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch an Ultra HD TV channel in autumn 2016.