Germany

ProSiebenSat.1 chief extends contract

Thomas Ebeling

ProSiebenSat.1 Media has extended CEO Thomas Ebeling’s contract through to 2019. Should he stay in thepost until the company AGM in four years’ time, he… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 takes majority stake in programmatic ad specialist

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German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is to take a majority stake in programmatic advertising specialist Virtual Minds. United Internet-backed, Freiburg-based Virtual Minds is a specailsit in… Read more

Netflix expected to add 10m international subs this year

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Netflix’s international subscriber base is expected to grow by almost 10 million in 2015 to reach 26.36 million by the end of the year, according… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 takes majority stake in energy site

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ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired a majority stake in Germany’s largest consumer energy portal, Verivox. The acquisition is the largest digital purchase to date for the Germany… Read more

Fox names Brian Sullivan as digital chief

Brian Sullivan

21st Century Fox has named former Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan as president of digital at Fox Networks Group, a new role that will give… Read more

Sky Deutschland reveals viewing habit variations

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Viewing habits for different top titles vary hugely amongst Sky Deutschland’s base, with non-linear and binge viewing much more popular in the case of some… Read more

Unitymedia to add new HD channels

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is to expand its HD offering with the addition of four new free-to-view HD services. The operator will add… Read more

Germany closes €5.08 billion spectrum auction

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German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, closed its mobile broadband spectrum auction on Friday, raising a total of €5.08 billion. Germany sold blocks of spectrum to Telefonica… Read more

Tele Columbus debuts on small cap index

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German cable operator Tele Columbus’ shares are being listed on the country’s SDAX index from today. The SDAX tracks small cap companies and was launched… Read more

Telco Lebara makes European OTT play

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Lebara, a telecoms company that offers low-cost international calls, has moved into the over-the-top (OTT) video space by launching a “multi-ethnic content service” aimed at… Read more

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