Following the approval of the merger by the European Commission, Vodafone has commenced integrating its networks and products with Unitymedia in the German cable market.
Germans are consuming an increasing amount of audio and audio-visual media content.
Deutsche Telekom will terminate the distribution of analogue TV and radio channels as part of its wholesale cable TV supply service for the housing industry, a spokesman of the German telco confirmed to Broadband TV News.
The audiovisual German media market will increase its revenues across all segments – TV, video, radio, audio – by 5.8% to a total of €11.6 billion this year.
German internet via satellite provider Eusanet has installed satellite-based backup systems for radio broadcasters on 15 key transmission towers in Germany on behalf of a large German transmission network operator.
The public and commercial TV and radio broadcasters in Germany earned €19.01 billion last year – an increase by €1.53 billion compared with 2012.
French radio stations are now available for live streaming and on-demand on Apple TV 4.
Despite intense competition, television and radio continue to dominate media consumption in Germany.
James Kessel is the new head of Media Broadcast’s business unit radio. He took on the position on August 1, 2015, replacing Egon Kraus who retired in November 2014.
Net advertising revenues in the German TV market rose by 4% to €4.29 billion in 2014 with TV remaining the most important advertising platform, reaching a 27.99% share (2013: 26.86%).