The Chancellor’s latest press conference, the Bundestag debate on Corona or documentaries: The viewers of German public channel Phoenix can now decide themselves what to watch by clicking on the red button of the remote control.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has secured most of the domestic broadcasting rights to live Bundesliga football matches from the 2021/22 season onwards.
The UEFA Champions League can be seen on free-TV again in Austria from the 2021/22 season.
German public broadcaster ZDF will continue to offer its TV channels in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
The regional affiliates of German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the satellite distribution of their TV channels in SD resolution on Astra (19.2° East) in January 2021.
The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.
Amazon has underlined that the acquisition of the live rights of the UEFA Champions League is based on a mixed calculation.
Marking the first rollout of its premium catch-up TV brand on a third-party platform, German public broadcaster ZDF has launched ZDF select on Amazon Prime Video Channels.
After 20 years, German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will no longer show the games of the UEFA Champions League.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will interconnect their catch-up TV services with the first step being a cross-linking search function available from November 18, 2019.