In the highly competitive streaming market, there seems to be a financial limit for German customers.
For the first time this year, the audiovisual media industry in Germany will reach a combined turnover of more than €13 billion.
Two out of five internet users in Germany (37%) stream films and series on paid video-on-demand portals such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky Ticket or maxdome.
Zattoo customers can now use the internet TV service in other EU countries following the new EU regulation enabling cross-border content portability.
Marking a breakthrough in the German OTT market, the free-to-air channels of one of the two large commercial TV groups are now available in HD quality through the open internet.
After Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Deutschland will offer its mobile network customers the possibility to use selected apps without reducing the high-speed data volume included in the tariffs.
German football association Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has selected Swiss content protection solutions provider Nagra as a partner in its fight against illegal content sharing of live Bundesliga matches over the internet.
Germany’s national football association Deutsche Fußball-Liga (DFL) has summoned an immediate meeting with Eurosport following the repeated problems during its Bundesliga live transmissions on OTT service Eurosport Player.
A 25-year old computer scientist from Cologne has been arrested as the main offender in the case of the illegal distribution of Sky Deutschland’s channels over the internet.
Owners of the Sky Online TV Box can now access the catch-up TV portals from German public broadcaster ZDF and European cultural channel Arte directly on their TV set.