The first network operators in Germany have launched IPTV services based on the white label platform compiled by B2B service provider purtel.com.
German commercial broadcaster RTL will screen a German free-to-air TV series completely in Ultra HD/HDR for the first time.
As the current Formula One season ended with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, it remains unclear which broadcaster will show the races in Germany next year.
German IPTV platform waipu.tv will enable TV viewers in collaboration with Amazon to directly order products out of a commercial for the first time.
The Dutch OTT platform NLziet has added live streaming channels from both private and public broadcasters to its premium on-demand service.
Net video ad spend in Europe amounted to €37 billion in 2016, with online video contributing €3 billion to the total, according to the findings of the latest RTL/Ad Connect TV Key Facts report.
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.