Germany

Germany lifts SES 3Q results

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A new contract with Sky Deutschland and strong sales of the HD+ platform in Germany helped boost satellite operator SES’s European performance in the third… Read more

Sky Deutschland launches OTT service

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Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is launching an OTT TV service, Sky Online, that will be available to non-subscribers paying on a monthly basis without… Read more

Germany’s HD+ joins FreeTV Alliance

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German free-to-air satellite TV provider, HD+, has joined the recently formed FreeTV Alliance – a group that aims to standardise satellite TV services and technologies… Read more

UnitymediaKabelBW names retail chief

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Liberty Global-owned German cable operator UnitymediaKabelBW has named Holger Schmieding as head of retail. Schmieding will be responsible for management of UnitymediaKabelBW’s retail operations and… Read more

The linear path – the changing nature of the pay TV channel business

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Growth in on-demand consumption and multiscreen viewing are changing the rules of the game for traditional pay TV channel providers. Andy Fry assesses their responses.… Read more

Pay TV customers value TV and quality more, says Sky Deutschland

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Sky Deutschland says its pay TV viewers value TV more, place a higher value on brands and are more willing to pay for quality than… Read more

Your Family Entertainment to launch Fix & Foxi

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German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment (YFE) is to launch a new kids channel, Fix & Foxi, on December 1. The launch of the channel follows… Read more

Unitymedia KabelBW extends Horizon to Baden-Württemberg

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Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is to extend the availability of the Horizon advanced TV paltform to Baden-Württemberg from November 3. The operator… Read more

Netflix orders comedy original

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Netflix has ordered F is for Family, an animated series based on the comedy of US stand-up comic Bill Burr. Gaumont International Television will make… Read more

Pay TV and VOD tipped to grow strongly in Germany

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The latest forecasts for German TV market revenues suggest that the country’s pay TV market will grow 12% this year and that the VOD sector… Read more