The turnover with consumer electronics (CE) devices will go down in Germany by 3.3% to €10.2 billion in 2015, reports German industry association BITKOM with reference to market prognosis by the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO).
The largest European cable operators expect an accelerated growth with an average turnover increase of 6% per year until 2016. Two years ago, they expected a yearly increase of 5%.
The consumer electronics (CE) industry expects to increase its turnover in Germany in this year’s Christmas sales period by 2.3% to more than €8.5 billion compared with 2013, according to German industry association gfu.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus reported 197,000 internet and 166,000 telephony customers on September 30, 2014 – an increase by around 22% in both cases compared with one year ago.
Germany’s fourth-largest cable operator PrimaCom has increased its turnover in the first six months of 2014 compared with the same period last year by 39.7% to €65.9 million.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has reported 108,000 new contracts for its internet service and 98,000 new telephony contracts in Q2 2014/15 (September 30, 2014).
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has increased its turnover in Q3 2014 by 10.5% to €637.5 million compared with the same period last year.
Telekom Austria Group reported a 7.3% decline in turnover to €1.94 billion in the first half of 2014 compared with the first half of last year (€2.09 billion).
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has increased its turnover in the three months until June 30, 2014 by 5.8% compared with last year’s quarter and added 83,000 new customers.
The total turnover in the German video-on-demand (VOD) market will rise to around €750 million by 2019.