In a pan-European tender German public broadcaster ZDF has awarded the budget for the further development of its catch-up TV service to TeraVolt.
Kabelio, a new TV package for Swiss DTH satellite households, will launch on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) on October 15, 2020, featuring both domestic and international channels such as ARD, ZDF, ORF, TF1, BBC and ITV.
ZDF Enterprises has sold exclusive FTA TV rights for six children’s titles to TVP ABC, a channel of Poland’s public broadcaster TVP.
IRT, the joint technology research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is to be shut down.
After German public broadcaster ARD, German-French cultural channel ARTE has also decided to postpone the switch-off of its SD distribution on Astra (19.2° East), originally announced for January 2021.
Amazon has launched a live TV package for the customers of its subscription service Amazon Prime in Germany which, unlike other linear TV channels, is offered without extra charge.
The industry and retailers were ready, consumers had been informed, but then came Corona: In view of the current crisis, German public broadcaster ARD does not consider it appropriate to carry out the SD switch-off of its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
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.