The German monopoly authority Bundeskartellamt has raided the offices of the country’s two main private broadcasters, the RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1, probing their plans to encrypt their signals. The Kartellamt confirmed the raids, but declined to name the broadcasters involved. According to local reports, the action took place in the Cologne offices of RTL and […]
The former head of BT Vision is to establish a New Media segment for ProSiebenSat.1.
This Sunday, January 31, the three main channels from the ProSiebenSat.1 Group will join the Astra HD+ platform. Originally scheduled for January 1, Sat.1, ProSieben and kabel eins will now be available in HD on satellite.
German cable operator PrimaCom will be the first to offer carriage to the five HD channels from the RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1. A preliminary launch date of late February has been set.
ProSiebenSat.1 plans to launch a thematic channel aimed at women this December.
The consolidated revenues of ProSiebenSat.1 Group declined by 7.9% during the third quarter of 2009 to €559.4 million (Q3 2008, adjusted for CMore: €607.6 million). The Group said it was able to offset the decline in revenues by consistent cost management.
IFA 2009 – Berlin. Ferdinand Kayser, the president and CEO of SES-Astra, has given details of the new HD+ platform during a keynote at the consumer electronics show in Berlin. Rebuffing criticism to the plan for the encrypted HD service, he said existing HD receivers with CI slots will be able to receive the new […]