Germany

Pay TV and VOD tipped to grow strongly in Germany

Claus Grewenig

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

Sky Deutschland to launch Star Wars channel

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Sky Deutschland is due to exclusively launch a channel in December to show all six Star Wars movies around the clock, in what it claims… Read more

Your Family launches Slovak channel

Germany’s Your Family Entertainment has hooked up with Bratislava-based JOJ Group to launch a kids channel based on the former’s network RiC. RiK will be… Read more

Opera TV Store signs app deal with Germany’s Videovalis

Opera Software has signed a deal with German motion-picture syndicator Videovalis, bringing a number of German-language on-demand video apps to the Opera TV Store.  Videovalis… Read more

Sky, ARD sets up ‘pioneering’ German drama

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Sky Deutschland and ARD are two offour partners attached to a German-produced crime thriller series that is being described as a “milestione” is the creation… Read more

Amazon Prime Instant Video strikes deal with Studiocanal

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Amazon Prime Instant Video has struck a deal with Studiocanal to add a range of the latter’s content to its programming line-up in the UK… Read more

CBS signs deal with TV2, ProSiebenSat.1

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CBS Studios International has widened the terms of its programming deal with TV2, which will give the Norwegian free-to-air broadcaster new CBS series including Madam… Read more

EU regulators close internet throttling investigation

Stéphane Richard

European Union competition regulators have closed their year-long investigation into Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica for allegedly choking off traffic from certain providers in favour… Read more

Sky faces Premier League risk, says Credit Suisse

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The forthcoming English Premier League auction poses significant risks for BSkyB, according to Credit Suisse, which has maintained the pay TV operator’s previous ‘underperform’ rating… Read more

Telefónica closes E-Plus acquisition

Telefónica has closed its acquisition of German mobile operator and KPN subsidiary, E-Plus, establishing it as the leading mobile operator in Germany. The confirmation comes… Read more