German public broadcaster ARD will cease the satellite distribution of its TV channels in SD resolution on Astra (19.2° East) in January 2021.
German commercial TV channels Sat.1 and ProSieben have commenced offering free live-streams of their programmes through their own TV apps for smartphones and tablets.
Georg Kofler, former CEO of German TV broadcasters ProSieben and Premiere (now Sky Deutschland), wants to set up a multi-channel marketing platform for YouTube stars together with Berlin-based TV production company Def Media.
DTT households in German federal state Hessen will continue to be able to receive commercial TV channels on digital terrestrial frequencies.
Host in the Box, a new factual entertainment show created by Endemol Germany, has been sold for the first time in Spain.
German private broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has taken a 20% interest in US multichannel network Collective Digital Studio (CDS).
Four channels from the ProSiebenSat.1 group will remain on digital terrestrial in Bavaria.