Advanced Television


Survey: Germany SVoD adoption continues to rise

Results from the Kagan year-end 2021 Germany Consumer Insights survey show a substantial spike in online subscription video use last year, with overall SVoD use climbing 9 percentage points over 2020 to 81 per cent. Use of Amazon Prime Video, the most widely used SVoD service among respondents in Germany, reached 52 per cent at […]

March 30, 2022

Germany: Prime Video hires Pro7 exec

Amazon has appointed former ProSiebenSat.1 MD Kaspar Pfluger to head its Prime Video streaming service in Germany. Pfluger lead the German broadcaster from 2015 and last year took charge of production at sister unit Seven.One Entertainment. Pfluger, who has also worked at RTL Group and Channel 5 in the UK, will replace Christoph Schneider at […]

March 30, 2022

Luxury German hotel installs 183 x Philips MediaSuite TVs

PPDS has announced its exclusive range of market-leading Philips MediaSuite professional TVs has been selected and installed inside all 130 guest rooms at one of Europe’s leading luxury health and wellness spa resorts, bringing extensive new entertainment choices to guests and a choice of health and hygiene remote control solutions. Part of a major modernisation […]

March 30, 2022

SF Studios acquires film rights to Arctic Mirage

SF Studios has acquired the film rights to the awarded psychological novel Arctic Mirage (Rajamaa, Otava 2020) written by the acclaimed Finnish author and vocalist Terhi Kokkonen. The Finnish production company Elokuvayhtiö Komeetta (Maria’s Paradise, Kikka!, Hit Big) will produce the film and the renowned Finnish actress Pihla Viitala (Deadwind, Latin Lover, Hansel & Gretel: […]

March 28, 2022

Forecast: Streamers 20% of sports rights spend in Europe in 2022

Streaming services will be responsible for one-fifth of all sports rights spend this year across Europe’s largest markets according to Ampere Analysis research, covering nearly 1,300 rights deals. In the big five European markets –UK, Italy, Germany, France, and Spain – Ampere expects OTT platforms to account for 20 per cent of all spend on […]

March 23, 2022

Forecast: W Europe to shed 7m pay-TV subs by 2027

Western Europe will lose 7 million pay-TV subscribers between 2021 and 2027 to reach 100 million, according to the Western Europe Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV subscriber counts will fall for 14 of the 18 countries between 2021 and 2027. Germany will lose 2 million subs, with the UK […]

March 17, 2022

Data: 95% linear TV ad impressions reach 55% viewers

About 95 per cent of linear TV advertising impressions were served to just 55 per cent of viewers in Q4 2021, according to smart TV data from viewership company Samba TV across the UK, the US, Australia and Germany. Although heavy TV viewers make up just 20 per cent of all households, they account for […]

March 15, 2022

MFE ups ProSiebenSat.1 stake

MFE-MediaForEurope has announced that, directly and indirectly, it has crossed the threshold of 25 per cent of secured voting rights of Germany broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE through purchases of shares on the market. The company, headed by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was already the biggest shareholder in the broadcaster with a 23.9 per […]

March 14, 2022

Qvest expands SWR’s colour spectrum

Qvest was commissioned by Südwestrundfunk (SWR) as general contractor for a roots-and-branch renewal and expansion of its professional colourgrading environment. The core technological component underpinning the Qvest setup was the renowned high-end baselight system from colour grading specialists Filmlight. In terms of seamless integration and individual adaptation of premises, as well as the selection of […]

March 14, 2022


SPORT1+ has added NRL rugby to its lineup. The new season of the Australian NRL Telstra Premiership, which starts on March 10th, will usually be covered by three live broadcasts on each matchday. In addition to the regular season, the Finals Series and the Grand Final at the beginning of October will also be shown […]

March 8, 2022