Advanced Television


17m+ watch Germany vs Spain on ZDF

The FIFA World Cup group stage game between Germany and Spain on November 27th at 8pm CET, attracted 17.05 million viewers, or just under one in two Germans viewers (49.3 per cent), according to PSB channel ZDF, after a disappointing opening game, viewed by fewer than 10 million. The defeat against Japan was played in […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Bank: “Strong rebound for ProSiebenSat.1”

A comprehensive report from investment bank Exane/BNPP on German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 says that next year Germany and its television ad-market will be the first European market to have recovered to 2019 and pre-Covid levels. The bank’s study says that it expects a “strong rebound” for advertising this coming half-year and into 2022. Consequently, it has […]

July 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

European PSB news-sharing initiative

Ten public service broadcasters (PSBs) are set to change the way in which Europeans consume news by using online tools to overcome language barriers and share diverse content from across the continent. Led by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the broadcasters are launching ‘A European Perspective’, a collaborative news service that enables audiences to access […]

July 1, 2021By Colin Mann

FIFA settles cruise ship copyright dispute

A legal dispute between football’s governing body FIFA and TUI Cruises that had been pending at the Copyright Dispute Chamber of Hamburg District Court since July 1st 2020 has been resolved by way of a settlement between the parties, who have submitted their settlement agreement to be ratified and published by the court. FIFA had […]

June 9, 2021By Colin Mann

SES secures multiple PBS renewals

SES has confirmed the signing of multi-year capacity agreements totalling over €66 million in backlog with multiple public broadcasters in Europe throughout 2020,  whch it says will “enable millions of satellite TV households across Europe to continue watching SD and HD content delivered with world-class reliability”. The public broadcasters who have signed contracts directly with […]

February 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

Analysis: Netflix 2nd-largest TV group in Europe

Analysis by research firm Ampere reveals that Netflix became the second largest TV group in Europe by revenue in 2020. “Since launching in 2012, Netflix has grown rapidly in Europe,” notes Tony Maroulis, Principal Analyst at Ampere Analysis. “By 2016, it had launched its services across the whole of Europe, and passed the $1 billion […]

January 14, 2021