Despite intense competition, television and radio continue to dominate media consumption in Germany.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom hast acquired 73,000 new customers for is IPTV platform Swisscom TV in the first half of 2015 which now counts a total of 1.24 million customers – an increase by 13.5% within the past 12 months.
James Kessel is the new head of Media Broadcast’s business unit radio. He took on the position on August 1, 2015, replacing Egon Kraus who retired in November 2014.
New competition for Zattoo and Magine TV: German TV listings magazine TV Spielfilm has launched an OTT platform on which viewers can watch more than 70 TV channels as live-streams via PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone.
Net advertising revenues in the German TV market rose by 4% to €4.29 billion in 2014 with TV remaining the most important advertising platform, reaching a 27.99% share (2013: 26.86%).
&TV, which launched in India and the Middle East on March 2, 2015, is now set for its UK launch.
Video streaming changes the TV habits of consumers in Germany with one out of three video streaming users (33%) replacing conventional television completely or partially through streaming offerings.
Video-on-demand (VOD) provider Wuaki.tv will launch in Germany on November 25, 2014 co-founder and COO Josep Mitjà told Broadband TV News at German media industry conference Medientage München 2014.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will offer all of its customers a triple play package consisting of TV, internet and telephony as the standard basic subscription from January 1, 2015.