European culture channel ARTE has added an offline mode to its smartphone/tablet app.
German commercial TV channels Sat.1 and ProSieben have commenced offering free live-streams of their programmes through their own TV apps for smartphones and tablets.
German smartphone and tablet users may now time travel back into the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s with mobile TV app dailyme TV offering 17 classic TV series.
European cultural channel Arte has published an interactive app through which the broadcaster will offer its latest programmes in the areas of 360° video and virtual reality for tablets and smartphones.
Mobile devices have strongly gained importance for internet usage in Germany with the penetration of tablets among people between 14 and 64 years of age having grown from 17% to 29% within one year.
German subscription broadcaster Sky Deutschland has made its OTT platform Sky Online available on HDMI stick Chromecast enabling viewers to stream the Sky channels from their smartphone or tablet to the TV set.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has rolled out its OTT service Sky Online to Android smartphones and tablets.
M7 Deutschland, operator of the German KabelKiosk platform, will enable cable households to access their TV channels on further reception devices through the new multiscreen solution BasisHD Now to be unveiled at cable, satellite and broadband fair ANGA COM 2015 in Cologne.
German public broadcaster ARD has commenced offering viewers with connected TV sets the possibility to use their smart phone or tablet as a remote control for navigating through its catch-up TV service ARD Mediathek on the TV screen.
Tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience. According to the new Connected TV App Discovery Report from NPD Connected Intelligence while watching TV, 56% of US tablet owners age 18-34 use their tablet for activities related to the TV programme they are watching or for other programming related activities.