With the headwind from its US launch, promising buzz through marketing and previews, Disney+ will most likely see a positive start in the German market.
The majority of Ultra HD content in Germany’s TV and video market is provided by video-on-demand (VOD) services.
Netflix provides its subscribers with more originals than its competitor Amazon, but the latter is heating up competition with high investments in its own productions.
The opening game of the Bundesliga season 2016/17 was broadcast live in virtual reality (VR) by Fox, but not in Germany.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has expanded its family entertainment proposition in the on-demand area through its recently launched Sky Kids app.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has revamped its video-on-demand (VOD) service maxdome 10 years after its launch to differentiate it more strongly from competitors including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Watchever and Sky Online.
With the release of its new generation streaming video box last month, Apple has opened the race for supremacy in the app universe on German TV screens.
After three years in Europe, Netflix is currently present in 13 countries and announced another three markets to be entered by the end of 2015.
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.
Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland manage to expand its HD footprint most significantly since March. Vodafone added 19, and Kabel Deutschland 17 HD channels to its portfolio.