Germany

ProSiebenSat.1’s Pirker to join Turner

Benjamin Pirker

ProSiebenSat.1 Media exec Benjamin Pirker is joining Turner Broadcasting System in Germany. Pirker will be TBS’s distribution director on February 1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland… Read more

Vodafone to drop Kabel Deutschland name

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Vodafone plans to drop the Kabel Deutschland brand this year, according to German press reports.  Vodafone Germany chief executive Jens Schulte-Bockum told Handelsblatt that the… Read more

Vodafone Germany chief highlights logic of single cable player

Jens Schulte-Bockum

Vodafone Germany CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum has signalled his desire to see a single consolidated rival to Deutsche Telekom in the German market and reiterated that… Read more

Germany’s ChitramTV taps Comigo for Android set-tops

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Germany-based ethnic minority-focused service provider ChitramTV has tapped Comigo to provide Android-based set-top boxes to deliver interactive, personalised TV services to its subscribers.  ChitramTV offers… Read more

FremantleMedia takes majority stake in MCN

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FremantleMedia has upped its stake in European multichannel network Divimove to take majority control of the business. The X Factor and Idol company first took… Read more

Walthelm to take expanded programming role at Sky Deutschland

Elke Walthelm

Elke Walthelm has been promoted to senior vice-president of partner channels for Sky Deutschland, managing relationships between the German arm of the European pay TV… Read more

Joiz Global strikes first licensing deal in Germany

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Switzerland-based youth-focused interactive channel Joiz has secured its first German licensing agreement to supply its technology platform to a third party media group. Media Group… Read more

Tele Columbus to raise third of a billion euros from IPO

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.

German cable operator Tele Columbus has set the offer price for shares sold through its IPO at €10 per share, at the mid-point of the… Read more

YFE and Motors TV team up with Alterna’TV for Americas

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Eutelsat-owned channel distributor Alterna’TV is to distribute German kids channel provider Your Family Entertainment’s (YFE) a channel and related content based on the Fix&Foxi kids… Read more

ANGA COM notches up 350 exhibitor registrations

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German trade show ANGA COM has reached 350 exhibitor registrations, four months ahead of this year’s event in Cologne.  The exhibition and congress for broadband,… Read more