Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will be making six of its channels available to German viewers via Magine, the new online-based TV delivery platform.
At mid-year, all six channels from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will be streamed live on the internet platform Zattoo.
RTL Deutschland has launched apps for RTL II Now and Vox Now with a monthly subscription fee.
Following an agreement between Swiss-based live streaming service Zattoo and the RTL Deutschland media group, six RTL channels will be added to the line-up.
RTL Deutschland has decided to terminate its current DVB-T distribution in the country. This will affect terrestrial distribution of RTL, Vox, Super RTL and RTL II and, for Berlin only, n-tv.
The German cartel commission Bundeskartellamt has slapped fines totalling €55 million on the country’s two major private broadcasters, ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL Deutschland, because of an illegal agreement between the two parties about encryption of their TV signals.
Plans by RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 to create a joint online portal, dubbed the German Hulu, have been all but buried after a regional court in Düsseldorf backed an earlier judgment at federal level.
RTL Deutschland’s online Clipfish portal is launching Dooloop, a new on-demand music service with 42,000 videos.
Chances for a common online platform for German private broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL have slimmed down even further following a ruling by the Oberlandesgericht in Dusseldorf.
Gerhard Zeiler will join Turner Broadcasting System as president of the broadcaster’s international division.