Sky Deutschland has appointed Steven Tomsic as its new chief financial officer, replacing Pietro Maranzana who returns to Italy as deputy chief financial officer of Sky Italia.
Bafin, the German financial regulator, has condemned Premiere AG (now Sky Deutschland) for reporting false subscriber figures in the years 2007 and 2008.
BSkyB chairman James Murdoch has said the Sky Anywhere strategy will help defend the satellite platform against the threat of cord cutting.
Sky Deutschland plans to introduce a CI Plus module for the reception of Sky programming for Christmas. Sky has also said it has reached agreement with Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable network provider, for Sky’s programming to be accessible via their CI-Plus module.
Sky Deutschland has been awarded €2 million in damages after a case was brought against Belgian smart card pirates that exported unlicensed smart cards to Germany and Austria.
Sky Deutschland will launch ESPN America HD on October 27, bringing the total number of HD channels on the German satellite DTH platform to 11.
Sky Deutschland will launch a sports app for the iPad enabling subscribers to watch Sky Sport HD 1 and Sky Sport HD 2 via the iPad everywhere at the end of October.
Sky Deutschland will launch its regular 3D programming on October 3, with coverage of the third day of the Ryder Cup live in HD-3D. “This is just the starting signal for an entire series of exclusive sport broadcasts in 3D,” said chief officer sports Carsten Schmidt.
IFA 2010 – BERLIN. Sky Deutschland has announced a CI-Plus module for reception of Sky programming. The technology allows access to the programming without any additional set-top-boxes, cables or remote controls.
Sky Deutschland boss Brian Sullivan says he is confident that negotiations with Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia will be successfully concluded in the next few months.