The number of pay-TV subscribers in Germany rose from 7.5 million (2016) to 7.7 million in 2017 and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from 8.4 million to 8.7 million.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
German sports broadcaster Sport1 has launched a new video platform bundling its complete online video and video-on-demand content at a central location.
The audiovisual German media market will increase its revenues across all segments – TV, video, radio, audio – by 5.8% to a total of €11.6 billion this year.
The turnover of pay-TV and video-on-demand operators in Germany has grown by 8% to €2.22 billion in 2014 compared with last year (2013: €2.05 billion).
Video streaming has established itself in Germany with more than three quarters of all internet users (76%) consuming streaming video.