German commercial TV channel RTL Nitro has produced three episodes of its car show Nitro Autoquartett in Ultra HD resolution.
Eutelsat will show the first documentary German public broadcaster ZDF has produced in Ultra HD exclusively via satellite.
A quarter (25%) of the 3.3 million TV sets sold in Germany in the first half of 2016 were Ultra HD sets.
Ericsson has signed an exclusive multi-year broadcast and media services contract with AB Groupe, an independent provider of thematic channels in France.
Satellite operator SES will distribute the two Ultra HD channels German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch in autumn 2016 for DTH households on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
European cultural channel Arte will expand its Ultra HD activities and show four concerts and a ballet in the new video format at the occasion of IFA Berlin on September 3 and 10, 2016.
Germany’s national football association Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) will provide Bundesliga live games in Ultra HD from autumn 2016 for the first time.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will roll out the new receiver Sky+ Pro in Germany and Austria with the launch of its Ultra HD offer in autumn 2016.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus has increased its customer base in Q2 2016 by 3,000 to a total of 3.6 million customers.
Video service providers, including pay TV and OTT operators, and content producers around the world believe that one of the key drivers for operators’ implementation of 4K UHD is the expectation that consumers will pay more for premium 4K UHD content.