Germany

Deutsche Telekom orders first original series

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German pay TV provider Deutsche Telekom (DT) has commissioned its first original series, a French-coproduced comedy. The move into original production is a “logical step”… Read more

Bavarian Broadcasting DG to take over as ARD chair

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The director general of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation), Ulrich Wilhem, will take over as the next chairman of public broadcast body ARD in 2018. Wilhelm will… Read more

Berenberg highlights Sky risks

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Analysts at Berenberg have cut their earnings-per-share estimates for Sky and have highlighted concerns about the uncertain outcome of the forthcoming auction of Premier League… Read more

Vodafone Germany plans €2bn Gigabit fibre investment

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Vodafone Germany has unveiled plans to invest €2 billion by the end of 2021 on Gigabit fibre broadband services. The UK-headquartered telecoms giant said it… Read more

European connected TV ad market set for growth with UK leading

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The European connected TV advertising market could be worth €825 million by 2020, according to research commissioned by ad technology specialist SpotX. The UK is… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 launches user-generated live streaming app

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Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has teamed up with Tokyo-based mobile messaging and live broadcast specialist Line Corporation to launch a new mobile live streaming platform in Germany,… Read more

Deutsche Telekom taps Netflix, Fox+, UFA for EntertainTV

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Deutsche Telekom is adding Ultra HD support and direct access to Netflix to its EntertainTV offering, along with a raft of new content from the… Read more

Netflix clean sweep in German digital originals in-demand list

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Netflix dominated Parrot Analytics ‘in demand’ listing of the most sought-after digital originals in Germany in the week beginning August 21, led by Stranger Things.… Read more

Tele Columbus to become PŸUR

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German cable operator Tele Columbus is to rebrand all its units under the new name PŸUR in October. Tele Columbus will rebrand all its regional… Read more

RTL takes full control of SpotX in expansion of ad tech activity

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German broadcaster RTL has taken full control of video ad serving technology company SpotX in a deal that values the company at US$404 million. RTL… Read more

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