Germany

Pay TV revenues in German-speaking countries surpass €3bn

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Europe’s German-speaking countries generated pay TV revenues of over €3 billion last year, up 11%, with growth of between 10-12% expected again for 2017, according to… Read more

Sky Deutschland taps Yospace for dynamic ad insertion on Sky Go

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Sky Deutschland has chosen Yospace’s dynamic ad insertion platform to make money from live channels on its Sky Go mobile TV service. Yospace’s technology will… Read more

Parrot Analytics: Netflix dominates digital originals across European markets

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Netflix dominated expressions of interest in digital originals across seven major western European countries in the week to July 16, with Amazon’s The Grand Tour… Read more

Rogers’ Wössner to take over as CEO of Deutsche Telekom’s German unit

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Deutsche Telekom’s domestic German business chief Niek jan van Damme is to leave his post earlier than planned and will be replaced by Rogers Communications… Read more

Game of Thrones goes underground in Russia

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Series 7 of HBO’s flagship series Game of Thrones has now been released globally, with Amediateka, the series’ distributor in Russia, organising a special screening… Read more

Sky Deutschland communications chief Winter leaving

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Sky Deutschland’s EVP of communications and public affairs and company spokesman Wolfram Winter is to leave the pay TV broadcaster after 10 years. Winter will… Read more

Unitymedia completes digital switchover

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Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has completed the switch-off of its analogue TV services across the states in which it operates – North-Rhine Westphalia,… Read more

UPC Switzerland secures Sky Bundesliga matches to see off Swisscom

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Liberty Global’s Swiss unit has secured a deal with Sky to offer the latter’s Bundesliga coverage via its recently launched MySports service. Under the deal,… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 calls for new public broadcast regime and seeks funding

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German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has called for public funding to be made available to commercial broadcasters to support public service broadcasting that can “reach a larger… Read more

Sky Germany launches ad-supported sports portal

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Sky in Germany has launched a new ad-supported digital sports service focused around video content. Skysport.de is free to access and will offer sports news… Read more

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