Advanced Television

RTL, ProSieben plan German Hulu

March 29, 2010

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and RTL Germany want to create a new open internet platform for catch-up TV across Germany and Austria that would be open to all broadcasters, according to local reports.

The two companies already run their own catch-up TV platforms–which allow viewers to see some content via the internet for several days after it is first broadcast–but now want to create a common platform open to all broadcasters, including private competitors and public TV stations .

The project would require antitrust approval. The European Commission still has to decide whether it would give that approval or whether it would leave it to the German antitrust authority.

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