Online video service Save.TV is claiming a major victory over media group RTL after the Higher Regional Court in Dresden ruled its online video recorder did not infringe copyright.
The German monopoly commission Bundeskartellamt plans to thwart the joint online video platform from RTL and Pro7Sat.1.
RTL Group has reported increased revenues of 8.4% in 2010 on the back of strong growth in advertising revenues, but CEO Gerhard Zeiler is remaining tight-lipped on the prospects for the next 12 months.
Vodafone Germany is rolling out its Vodafone TV service with its hybrid Vodafone TV Center at the heart of the system. The hybrid box allows customers to (continue) to receive analogue cable and digital satellite chanenls alongside Vodafone TV’s IPTV offer. The box will automatically select the best possible reception.
Potential buyers are lining up to acquire the local assets from SBS Broadcasting in both The Netherlands and Belgium. Among the interested parties are John de Mol and RTL.
The Bavarian media authority BLM has not received any applications for the DVB-T multiplex in Nuremberg vacated by RTL last October, reports Digital Insider.
HCA/HCTA CONFERENCE – TIHANY. The decision by the leading broadcaster RTL Klub to charge a fee for its carriage has caused consternation in Hungary’s cable industry.
Dutch viewers are still avid users of the teletext services of both the public and private broadcasters, according to research carried out by Intomart GfK on behalf of RTL Nederland and SBS Broadcasting. Twelve million people of 13 years and older still access teletext on a regular basis.
Dutch incumbent telecoms operator KPN has added the catch-up TV service RTL Gemist to its IPTV service Interactieve TV.
Following an agreement with RTL Deutschland, the German cabler Telecolumbus has started to carry the two RTL HD channels on its network. RTL HD and Vox HD are available on most of the operator’s networks across the country.