ANGA Cable 2010 – Cologne. Sky Deutschland has chosen NDS XTV secure integrated PVR technology for its Sky+ HD PVR service. The Pace-manufactured receiver will extend the relationship that began with the first Sky Deutschland HD receiver in August last year.
Barely three weeks in the job, Sky Deutschland’s new CEO Brian Sullivan said he expects the company to be EBITDA positive in 2011. “I believe in the potential growth of pay television in Germany,” he told the German FAZ newspaper.
Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan will join the opening discussion of the ANGA Cable show on May 4th.
Sky Deutschland has shown a live HDTV production in 3D for the first time in Germany. On Sunday, about 120 invited guests in the Füllhalle at the Munich Praterinsel could follow the Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburger SV live in 3D.
Sky Deutschland is following in the footsteps of its UK counterpart with a live 3D transmission of the Bundesliga.
Outgoing Sky Deutschland CEO Mark Williams says that six months after its relaunch, the foundations for a viable business have been laid. His comments came as the German pay-TV platform reported increases in subscriber numbers and ARPU.
The German pay-TV operator Sky has announced it will introduce its push-VOD service Sky+ sometime later this year.
Sky Deutschland has said the proceeds of its capital increased announced in December amount to €110 million.
News Corp is to plough another €120 million into Sky Deutschland with the additional financing used on new marketing initiatives and HD content.
Brian Sullivan, one of the architects behind Sky+ and the MD of BSkyB’s customer group, is to leave the company to become chief executive of Sky Deutschland.