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.
NLZiet, the Dutch on-demand platform with programmes from all three major broadcasting groups (NPO, RTL and SBS), will introduce live OTT streams of their main channels.
RTL Group has appointed Andreas Fischer (46) as RTL Group’s new SVP business development and regional operations CEE and Asia, effective January 1, 2017.
The Viacom International Media Network (VIMN) channel Spike will launch in Hungary on December 1 through a trademark partnership with the FTA national commercial broadcaster RTL Klub.
Amazon is preparing the launch of its streaming video service Amazon Prime instant Video in the Netherlands in 2017.
German football association Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has allocated the two remaining rights packages in the tender for the national Bundesliga rights across the four seasons between 2017/18 and 2020/21.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has launched a mobile TV streaming service offering around 40 channels for smartphones and tablets including all major German public and commercial channels.