Germany’s IRT to showcase HbbTV 2.0

The research institute for public-broadcasting organisations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, IRT, will present an HbbTV 2.0 showcases at its booth at IBC. The IRT developed… Read more

Amazon adds download options to Instant Video service

Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video will allow customers to download movies and TV series, making it the only major subscription streaming service to offer such an… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 and Axel Springer team up for digital investment


German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and publishing group Axel Springer hare investing in digital investment fund Lakestar II, led by investor Klaus Hommels. The pair will will… Read more

Tele Columbus launches low-cost mobile offering

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.

German cable operator Tele Columbus has launched a mobile phone service, offering mobile voice and data for €19.99 and providing flat-rate calls to German networks.… Read more

Harmonic and Dimetis partner for DVB-T2 HEVC trials

Harmonic and Dimetis have partnered to create a next-generation TV field test system designed to “accelerate the distribution of next-generation terrestrial television services in Germany.”… Read more

Vodafone introduces volume-based 200Mbps internet in Germany


Vodafone Germany, via its Kabel Deutschland unit has launched 200Mbps internet access in a further 25 cities, bring ultra-fast internet to 4.5 million households overall.… Read more

Digital growth boost for RTL

Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch

Strong digital growth has boosted RTL Group’s figures for the first half of this year, despite a mixed picture on the advertising front. The Germany-based… Read more

Coeno and Espial to provide new UX for Tele Columbus

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German TV technology specialist Coeno is advising cable operator Tele Columbus on the creation of a new user interface to accompany its launch of a… Read more

TV and set-top sales fall in Germany


A drop in sales of TV sets and set-top boxes contributed to a decline in the German consumer electronics market in the first half of… Read more

Sky secures Formula 1 in Germany

Haupteingang SKY deutschland

Sky in Germany has secured the rights to Formula 1 motor-racing until 2017, including broadcast TV, internet, IPTV and mobile rights. The deal gives Sky… Read more