Advanced Television


Wiele to chair ProSiebenSat.1

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Dr. Werner Brandt has decided not to stand for re-election to the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting on May 5th 2022 after eight years and two election periods. The Supervisory Board has revealed it intends to elect Dr. Andreas Wiele, formerly a member […]

December 7, 2021

Roku opening Amsterdam office

Roku has announced it is investing in an office in the city of Amsterdam. Roku says it plans to expand its existing presence in The Netherlands to help support its international growth. The Amsterdam office will be located on Weteringschans and offers space for up to 150 employees. Roku is headquartered in Silicon Valley in […]

December 7, 2021

Vodafone Deutschland expands GigaTV with Velocix

Video streaming and ad tech supplier Velocix has supported the expansion of Vodafone Deutschland’s GigaTV service as part of a multi-year agreement for its open audio-video pipeline software, including its carrier-grade CDN, origin server, and video personalisation platform Vodafone Deutschland provides pay-TV services to more than 13 million subscribers and operates Germany’s largest cable TV […]

December 7, 2021

Vodafone TV continues to grow with Kaltura

Kaltura, the Video Experience Cloud, has announced that its Kaltura TV Platform is powering the expansion of Vodafone TV into new markets. Vodafone TV is the world’s most advanced multi-tenant Cloud TV service, with nine operations, currently serving over two million subscribers worldwide. Germany is Vodafone TV’s most recent launch. The Kaltura-powered service is available […]

December 1, 2021

RTL Deutschland, Panasonic addressable TV partnership

RTL Deutschland and Panasonic are bringing addressable TV to the smart TVs of the Japanese manufacturer as part of a cooperation. The HbbTV specification for Targeted Advertising (HbbTV TA) is now implemented in Panasonic 2021 smart TVs from the JX850 series. Models already on the market will receive HbbTV TA through a software update, which […]

November 24, 2021

Whip Watch Report: Lucifer tops streaming originals in Germany

Netflix’s Lucifer leads the Whip Watch Report of streaming originals among German viewers for the week of November 8th – 14th. The Whip Watch Report ranks the most viewed series originating from SVoD platforms in the past week. Second on the list is You, followed by the third and final season of Narcos: Mexico which […]

November 17, 2021

Germany: Live NHL on ProSieben MAXX

From February 27th 2022 through to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, ProSieben MAXX will broadcast one National Hockey League (NHL) game live every week in Germany. In total, the channel will show up to 18 games from the US ice hockey league. Fans already get to see highlight summaries of NHL games […]

November 15, 2021

Bank: Pro7 dating needs to show some love

ProSiebenSat.1 Media revealed a set of solid results for its Q3 trading earlier this month, but, in the words of analysts at investment bank Berenberg, the broadcaster’s numbers were overshadowed by concerns about the lack of growth in the company’s dating business. “This dating assets (Parship, Meet), which is set to be listed in 2022, […]

November 15, 2021

Telefónica to invest €2.5bn globally in 5G

Spanish operator Telefónica will invest a total of €2.56 billion in its four largest markets – Spain, Germany, UK and Brazil – to develop 5G and optic fibre networks once the main 5G auctions and awarding have been completed this year. The company has taken three years to complete the award process since the first […]

November 10, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

SES secures renewal of HSE transmissions

Home shopping channels from HSE have renewed and extended their broadcast contracts with SES. A new multi-year contract that secures additional capacity for the organisation to broadcast its three TV channels including HSE SD, HSE HD and HSE Trend on SES’s satellites in its prime TV neighbourhood at Astra 19.2 degrees East. Reaching up to […]

November 10, 2021By Chris Forrester