ARD launches ARD.connect for tablets and smartphones

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German public broadcaster ARD has launched ARD.connect, an app for smartphones or tablets that allows viewers to search, retrieve and bookmark ARD programmes on TVs,… Read more

SVoD services set to storm Europe


One in five European homes will take a subscription video-on-demand service by 2020, with Western Europe leading the way in terms of SVOD homes, according… Read more

Price decline offsets German TV sales growth


The World Cup gave a boost to sales of TVs in Germany in the first half of 2014, but the rise in units shipped was… Read more

Sky Deutschland to launch three new HD channels

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Sky Deutschland is gearing up to launch three new high definition channels – two movie networks and one channel dedicated to crime series and documentaries. … Read more

Samsung unveils smart TV games and new Skype app at IFA

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Samsung has unveiled new games for its smart TV platform and an updated version of the Skype app at Berlin consumer electronics trade show, IFA.… Read more

Sky Deutschland cuts Snap price ahead of Netflix Germany launch

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Sky Deutschland has slashed the price of its online video service Snap to just €3.99 per month, ahead of Netflix’s planned launch in Germany next… Read more

Middle East operator My-HD takes Germany’s Yourfamily

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Low-cost Middle East pay TV service provider My-HD has added German kids channel Yourfamily to its programming line-up.  Your Family Entertainment-owned kids channels Yourfamily and… Read more

Deutsche Welle signs up for new Outernet satellite venture

German international channel Deutsche Welle is contributing content to a new satellite-based initiative designed to bring web content to parts of the world where there… Read more

Constantin Media sees second quarter sales boost

Germany’s Constantin Medien, which operates the Sport1 free TV channel, has boosted its second quarter sales by 14.9% year-on-year. The firm’s revenue for Q2 2014… Read more

Sony and Microsoft make rival game console TV plays at Gamescom

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Sony has announced that it will launch its new PlayStation TV streaming media device in Europe in November, following its US launch in October, while… Read more