Advanced Television


Roku unveils streaming player line-up for Germany

Roku has introduced its streaming player line-up for Germany, including the Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streambar. At launch, German consumers will be able to acess a wide variety of global and local entertainment. Roku streaming players are powered by the Roku operating system (OS), offering consumers a customisable […]

September 27, 2021

Liberty in German FTTH JV

Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty, and InfraVia Capital Partners, an independent private equity firm specialised in infrastructure and technology investments, have set up a new Joint Venture (JV) aimed at assessing the opportunity in building fibre-to-the-home networks in Germany. The 50:50 JV, which is subject to regulatory approval, sees the two companies […]

September 27, 2021By Colin Mann

ProSiebenSat.1 delivers “confident” outlook

ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s CFO Rainer Beaujean, speaking at investment bank Berenberg’s German Conference on September 21st, told delegates that he was “extremely confident” that the broadcasting group will hit its EBITDA target of +/-€820 million, notwithstanding investment in new programming formats that should pay off in the longer term. That programming reinvestment is being made possible […]

September 22, 2021

Sky, Love Nature expand content partnership

Sky and Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand with linear and streaming channels, have announced an extension of their content deal in support of Sky Nature, which originally launched in 2020 in the UK, and will now expand into Germany and Italy.  Sky customers in both new markets will now have access to Sky […]

September 20, 2021

Azteca Now app launches in Germany, Spain, Portugal

The ICARO Media Group’s Azteca Now video app for smartphones and tablets has been released by TV Azteca across iOS and Android stores in Germany, Spain, and Portugal. Azteca Now’s European launch will be marketed and distributed to millions of existing viewers in TV Azteca International’s audience of more than 100 million in its distribution footprint. […]

September 16, 2021

Sport1 Extra launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Sport1 has launched its new multisports streaming platform Sport1 Extra in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, giving users a variety of flexible offers and price models according to their topic and usage preferences – whether pay-per-view for individual events or league and club passes. One of the highlights at launch is the Women’s Volleyball Bundesliga: From […]

September 15, 2021

Netflix creative partnership with Winger

Netflix has announced a multi-year partnership with the creator of critically acclaimed mini-series Unorthodox, Anna Winger, and her production company Airlift Productions. The overall deal will see Winger and Airlift Productions develop and produce international drama series for Netflix. The Airlift Productions team expands with the new addition of Camille McCurry as partner. Based in […]

September 13, 2021

Germany greenlights North Sea rocket site

Germany has approved the siting of a rocket-launching vessel in the North Sea. The platform could launch small to medium-sized satellites into orbit. The news emerged at a ceremony in Berlin and where the German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA) welcomed the commitment. The vessel will have a land-based home on the Weser Estuary near Bremerhaven. […]

September 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

M6 and Gulli now available at Vodafone Germany

THEMA Northern Europe, a Canal+ Group company, has announced the launch of the two French television channels M6 and Gulli at Vodafone in Germany. These two channels are available immediately in the new version of Vodafone’s French TV optional pack. Lars Riedel, Head of TV & Entertainment at Vodafone Germany, commented: “Both programmes are an […]

September 8, 2021

Germany: WDR uses TeraVolt’s SmartPages

German TV station WDR now uses TeraVolt’s operating system SmartPages to maintain its HbbTV application for the “Sendung mit der Maus” (“The Show with the Mouse”). This is a very popular German TV programme for kids, which utilises a concept similar to Sesame Street. Since 1971, it is being produced by WDR, which is part […]

September 2, 2021