Advanced Television


BBC: 9.9m watch Spain vs Germany

The World Cup group fixture between Spain and Germany on November 29th pulled in a peak TV audience of 9.9 million on BBC One, making it the most-watched World Cup game without a competing home-nation so far in the UK. The match was also streamed over 3.5 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport […]

November 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ProSiebenSat.1 “not interested” in Sky Deutschland

German commercial broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1, has stated that it is not interested in acquiring Comcast’s Sky Deutschland operation. ProSiebenSat.1 CFO Ralf Gierig, speaking to Reuters, said the broadcaster was very much focusing on conventional, linear FTA television and its digital footprint. “Sky is in the pay-TV business, which is historically a difficult business in Germany,” he […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

ProSiebenSat.1 Q3 revenue down 13%

In the third quarter of 2022, ProSiebenSat.1 Group generated Group revenues of €921 million, down 13 per cent (previous year: €1.055 billion), in what is called a “challenging market environment”. Adjusted for currency effects and excluding the revenue contributions of portfolio companies recently disposed, such as the US production business of Red Arrow Studios as […]

November 15, 2022

MagentaTV will show World Cup from hybrid studio

Deutsche Telekom will air all 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup live on MagentaTV from November 20th to December 18th. DT has presented the hybrid World Cup studio at a Media Day at PLAZAMEDIA at the AGROB Medienpark in Ismaning near Munich. During MagentaTV’s coverage, this new and innovative XR LED Studio from […]

November 14, 2022

Deutsche Telekom raises FY guidance again

Deutsche Telekom continues its stable growth course. Net revenue at the German telco increased by 8.8 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022 to €29 billion. Even higher was the growth in service revenues, which increased by 12.5 per cent to €23.6 billion. Adjusted EBITDA AL increased by 8.5 per cent in the […]

November 10, 2022

ProSiebenSat.1 establishes Seven.One Studios

ProSiebenSat.1 is realigning its production and international distribution business. Following the establishment of two new production companies in Germany over the past twelve months and the sale of Red Arrow Studio’s US production business in the summer of 2022, the Munich-headquartered media group is bundling its eight subsidiaries in Germany, UK, Denmark and Israel and […]

November 9, 2022

Forecast: AV media in Germany to exceed €15bn in 2022

The total turnover of the audio and audiovisual media in Germany is expected to rise slightly by 2.5 per cent in 2022 and exceed €15 billion for the first time (2021: €14.8 billion). The main contributors are subscription and advertising revenues of audio and video streaming services. By contrast, the fallout from the tense overall […]

October 20, 2022

Sport1 acquires Women’s Bundesliga

Sport1 has acquired an extensive rights package for the 2023/2024 to 2026/2027 seasons for exploitation in Germany when the media rights to the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga were awarded by the German Soccer Association (Deutscher Fussball-Bund, DFB). At the core of the package are 22 live matches per season, which SPORT1 will present in primetime on […]

October 12, 2022

Filming commences on Sky Original drama Dostoevsky

Production is underway for new Sky Original drama, Dostoevsky, produced in-house by Sky Studios, in association with Paco Cinematografica. The six-part series, marks the first TV project from acclaimed Italian directors, screenwriters and brothers, Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, who burst on to the international cinema scene in 2018 with their debut Boys Cry followed by […]

October 5, 2022

Reeperbahn Special Unit 65 in fiction competition of Hamburg Film Festival

gebrueder beetz filmproduktion and OneGate Media have announced that their true crime series Reeperbahn Special Unit 65 will be the first documentary series to run in the fiction competition of the Hamburg International Film Festival, on October 6th. High-end true crime docuseries Reeperbahn Special Unit 65 tells the story of the fight between Special Unit […]

October 5, 2022