For the first time this year, the audiovisual media industry in Germany will reach a combined turnover of more than €13 billion.
German cable operator Unitymedia has increased its turnover in Q2 2018 by 5% year-on-year to €611 million; revenues from business customers doubled.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus has acquired 17,000 new telephony and 15,000 new internet customers in Q3 2017.
The market for traditional consumer electronics is growing in Germany this year.
The turnover generated by pay-TV channels and paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services has increased in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland in 2016 by around 11% to over €3 billion for the first time (2015: €2.7 billion).
The audiovisual media market in Germany will achieve revenues of more than €11 billion this year for the first time.
Pay-TV and paid video-on-demand (VOD) services achieved rising figures in terms of revenues, usage and number of offers in Germany in 2015.
Video-on-demand (VDD) has reached the mass market in Germany with 43% of all internet users paying for VOD services.
The total turnover of video-on-demand (VOD) services is expected to rise to €717 million in Germany this year – an increase by 24% compared with 2015 (€579 million).
Broadband internet access has been the draught horse of Kabel Deutschland in Q2 2015/16 with Germany’s largest cable operator increasing its number of internet customers by 98,000 to 2.8 million between July 1 and September 30, 2015.