Germany

ProSiebenSat.1 Group boosted by TV ad gains

ProSiebenSat.1 Group extended its lead over the German TV advertising market in the second quarter, increasing its overall market share to 44.9% according to its… Read more

Crispin Odey rejects BSkyB’s Sky Deutschland bid

Crispin Odey

Sky Deutschland minority shareholder – and Rupert Murdoch’s former son-in-law – Crispin Odey has rejected BSkyB’s offer to buy the outstanding shares in the Germany… Read more

World’s first wide-scale 700MHz LTE Broadcast trial launched in Munich

Hossein Moiin

Nokia Networks has announced what it says will be the world’s first field trial of wide-area LTE Broadcast technology, using a single LTE frequency within… Read more

Astorg Partners takes majority stake in M7 Group

Joël Lacourte

Private equity group Astorg Partners is acquiring a majority stake in pan-European pay TV provider M7 Group from investors led by Providence Equity Partners. Astorg,… Read more

Primacom passes internet milestone

Primacom

German cable operator Primacom has signed up its 100,000th internet customer. The milestone comes 15 years after the operator initially launched internet services. More recently… Read more

Germany’s WDR looking to revive public service VoD plans

WDR 2013 report

Germany’s WDR Media Group, an affiliate of public broadcaster ARD, is looking to revive plans to launch a VoD platform, after regulators blocked its joint… Read more

Sky confirms £5 billion ‘Sky Europe’ deal

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch

UK satcaster BSkyB has confirmed its takeover of European pay TV sister companies Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. The agreement with 21st Century Fox will… Read more

Kabel Deutschland growth offsets Vodafone decline

KDG logo on wall

Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland grew its revenue by 5.8% to €491.1 million and boosted internet revenue-generating units by 83,000 in its fiscal first… Read more

Deutsche Telekom gives Croatian unit enhanced IPTV role

T-Hrvatski Telekom

Deutsche Telekom has given its Croatian subsidiary an enhanced role as a technology centre for IPTV and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). T-Hrvatski Telekom’s Zagreb facility… Read more

Netflix grows international numbers by 78%, plans further expansion

Netflix lifestyle

Netflix grew its international member base by 78% year-on-year in Q2 and has outlined plans to “further invest aggressively in global expansion.” Announcing its second… Read more