The RTL Group will take full ownership of SpotX and plans additional investments to further expand its ad-tech businesses, the company said during the presentation of its Q2 results.
Netflix rules in the Netherlands. In July, Netflix reached 3,942,000 people in the Netherlands on PC, smartphone and / or tablet, which equals 27.5% of all Dutch from 13 years of age.
The Dutch OTT platform NLziet is adding live streaming channels from both private and public broadcasters to its premium on-demand service.
German public broadcaster ARD is negotiating about the free-to-air TV rights for the Formula 1 from the 2018 season, competing with commercial broadcaster RTL that has been showing the Grand Prix races since 1991.
Austrian technical service provider ORS wants to launch a new HD platform on Astra (19,2° East) this summer.
European OTT platform Mobile2morrow (M2M TV) has added a German TV package to its line-up.
RTL Group’s digital revenue1 continued to show very dynamic growth, up 48.3% to €178 million during the first quarter of the year (Q1/2016: €120 million).
Hungary’s Competition Authority (GVH) has blocked the proposed acquisition of Central Digital Media by Magyar RTL Televizió.
In 2016, 56.2% of all Dutch viewers watched a programme online from one of the main broadcasters, NPO, RTL and SBS, totaling 8.752 million viewers.
The past week saw OTT disruption entering a new phase with announcements by Philips, RTL and Sky – with the latter causing SES and Eutelsat stock taking a beating.