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.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has acquired the TV rights for the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 in Germany.
ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have launched their joint German streaming platform Joyn, offering 55 TV channels as free live-streams.
Ad-supported, free streaming platform Pluto TV has acquired a programme package from ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, and uses the content to offer two channels: Kultkrimi and Telenovela ZDF.
Dr Thomas Bellut, general director of German public broadcaster ZDF, calls for cross-linking the content of the various catch-up and on-demand services instead of attempting to set up a central OTT platform for all German TV broadcasters.
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, has kicked off the new year by acquiring shares in Nadcon Film.
German cable operator Unitymedia has made the catch-up TV services from public broadcasters ARD and ZDF available as apps on its Horizon set-top box.
With the start the new season only days away, German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have expanded their existing partnerships with the FIA Formula E Championship to show more live races in season five across their networks.
ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have won ZDF as a participant in their joint German streaming portal.
German cable operator Unitymedia aims to provide over 1.3 million households with its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1Gbps high-speed internet access by the end of 2018, CEO Winni Rapp told Broadband TV News.