Germany

German video ad market to reach €4.7 billion this year

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Video advertising in the German market – including both TV advertising and video streaming – is expected to grow by about 4% to €4.7 billion… Read more

Malone: Vodafone-Liberty Global combination would be ‘great fit’

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A combination of Vodafone and Liberty Global would be a “great fit” for the latter, according to Liberty chairman John Malone. Malone, interviewed by Bloomberg… Read more

German shopping channel set for UHD first

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A German shopping channel is set to become Europe’s first free-to-air Ultra HD service, launching in September on the Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East.… Read more

Broadband and pay TV take Kabel Deutschland past €2bn milestone

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Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland saw its broadband and premium pay TV base chalk up solid increases in the year to March, taking its… Read more

Tele Columbus teams up with Drillisch for quad-play

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.

German cable operator Tele Columbus has teamed up with network-independent mobile service provider Drillisch to add mobile to its service portfolio. Tele Columbus will use… Read more

Maxdome adds MPEG-DASH support

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German video-on-demand service Maxdome has added MPEG-DASH support in partnership with content security specialist Irdeto.  ProSiebenSat.1-owned Maxdome is using Irdeto Rights to support different DRM solutions… Read more

German TV growth boosts Deutsche Telekom revenues

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TV delivered strong growth for Deutsche Telekom in the German market in the first quarter, delivering high revenue growth, but growth remained slow or negative… Read more

Primacom names business services chief

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German cable operator Primacom has named Heiko Wüst as its new business services chief. Wüst, who will be charged with expanding Primacom’s business with small… Read more

Tele Columbus commits to expand 400Mbps service

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.

German cable operator Tele Columbus has said it will extend its 400Mbps internet service, currently available in Potsdam, to other cities in its footprint. The… Read more

Liberty Global looks to Horizon to arrest video losses

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Liberty Global hopes to reduce the high video losses it experienced in its first quarter as price increases bed in and new services gain customers,… Read more