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.
The two biggest German private broadcasters RTL Deutschland and ProSiebenSat.1 Media have decided to fight the decision of the monopoly commission Bundeskartellamt to block their plan for a common online web TV platform.
The German monopoly commission Bundeskartellamt has told private broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL Deutschland they have serious doubts about the creation of a common web TV platform, reports Financial Times Deutschland.
The German RTL Television will offer a subtitles service for the hearing-impaired from December 19. From that day onwards, numerous prime time movies will be offered with a subtitle option.
The German entertainment channel RTL2 will launch in HD quality on SES Astra’s HD+ platform starting in early December.
RTL Deutschland has said it will terminate the DVB-T broadcasts of RTL, Vox, RTL II and Super RTL in the German city of Nuremberg on November 1, 2010.
The 140 German cable networks, who take part in the Deutschen Netzmarketing have now access to HD channels from the country’s two main private broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland and RTL Deutschland, thanks to a new agreement with Eutelsat Kabelkiosk.
The European Commission has referred the planned online joint venture between German broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL to the German and Austrian competition authorities at their request.