German public broadcaster ZDF wants to approach the Federal Cartel Office to find out whether the conditions for a joint OTT platform of the public broadcasters or a platform together with other broadcasters have changed.
German cable operator association FRK wants to achieve that small and medium-sized cable operators receive carriage fees from public broadcasters ARD and ZDF just like the two largest players Vodafone and Unitymedia.
German public broadcaster ZDF will show selected Ultra HD (UHD) programmes on Eutelsat’s UHD showcase channel 4K1 on Hotbird (13° East) during trade fair ANGA COM 2018.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are paying Vodafone €100 million in carriage fees as part of the recently reached settlement regarding a new contract for the cable distribution of their channels, ending a long-standing legal dispute.
France Télévisions has teamed up with ZDF and RAI and is eyeing a joint VOD platform to fight Netflix.
Dr Michael Rombach will become the new production director of German public broadcaster ZDF on January 1, 2019.
German public broadcaster ZDF has expanded its offer on OTT platform Amazon Channels by two new channels.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF see Facebook as an important information and communication platform and reject the demand by cable operator association FRK to leave the social media network in view of the latest data scandal and the unclear exploitation of user data.
German cable operator association FRK calls for public broadcasters ARD and ZDF to immediately withdraw from Facebook.
Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive Ultra HD broadcast rights to 25 matches of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup in Russia.