The UEFA Euro 2016 provided Zattoo with a new user record: A total of 1.8 million viewers watched the games on the OTT platform, more than 800,000 of them in Germany.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 redesigns its free streaming video portal MyVideo.
Almost every second German (46%) could imagine replacing TV reception via cable, satellite or DTT by internet-delivered over-the-top television (OTT) – an increase by 60% compared with last year.
As part of a Europe-wide raid against the operators of so called underground economy forums, the central unit for the fight against internet crime of the public prosecution office in Frankfurt has by order of Germany’s federal crime agency induced a warrant of arrest against the alleged operator of illegal streaming platform istreams.to.
German commercial general interest channel Sat.1 has launched a subscription-based streaming portal for fighting sports fans.
Live concerts, music and cultural events are the focus of the new German music streaming portal Muxx.tv which has received the green light from media regulator KEK.
More than a quarter (28%) of internet users in Germany use paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services such as Netflix, maxdome, Amazon Prime, Watchever or Sky Snap.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has expanded the video-on-demand service Sky Anytime available through PVR Sky+ HD to cable customers.
Apple is in discussion with the major US TV networks ahead of a launch of its own online TV service this autumn.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has commenced offering radio stations on its HbbTV-based hybrid DTT service multithek.