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Beyond Rights strikes new deals in Germany

Beyond Rights has announced a series of new deals in Germany, with five key broadcasters in the territory acquiring a wide range of factual content. Sky Deutschland has acquired a package of close to 100 hours, led by Elizabeth (8 x 60), the topical royal biography series that spans the 70-year reign of the British […]

June 13, 2022

DAZN appoints Mascia as DACH CEO

DAZN Group, the sports entertainment company, has announced that Alice Mascia has been appointed to lead its operations in DACH. She will take up the role on May 1st. Mascia’s appointment follows the acquisition of Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League rights in the DACH region, along with other major football rights like Italy’s Serie A […]

April 6, 2022

Peacock rolls out in Germany, Austria

Sky and NBCUniversal have announced the launch of Peacock in Austria and Germany. Available immediately, Sky Q and Sky X customers in Austria will be able to access the Peacock streaming offer, which includes a catalogue of Peacock Originals and classic series from NBCUniversal. “Following great debuts in the UK and Ireland late last year, […]

January 25, 2022

Sky Deutschland scores NHL rights

Sky Deutschland has secured the broadcasting rights to the National Hockey League (NHL) and will broadcast the North American ice hockey league live in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol in the 2021/22 through 2024/25 seasons. The new contract covers broadcasting rights across all distribution channels. With live broadcasts of around 300 games per […]

September 30, 2021

BritBox orders more Spitting Image

Following the successful return of the show last autumn, Spitting Image is set to return Britbox UK with a second season on September 11th, with puppets of new prominent national figures already in development. Spitting Image has delivered record subscribers for BritBox UK, the BBC and ITV created streaming platform, and a 4.4 million audience […]

July 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

RTL sees strong rebound in TV advertising

RTL Group announces its audited results for the year ended December 31st 2020. Group revenue for the European TV giant decreased 9.5 per cent to €6.01 billion, mainly due to declining TV advertising markets across Europe in Q2 and lower content production revenue as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Group revenue was down 6.8 […]

March 12, 2021

RTL’s NowTV app joins Sky Deutschland  

RTL’s NowTV app is now available on the Sky Q platform in Germany. It joins the likes of ARD, ZDF, Netflix and Prime as apps already on the platform. Viewers will be able to use the app to access all RTL’s FTA channels and catch up. A subscription is required for the pay channels. The […]

March 5, 2021

Extreme E broadcast partnership with Sky Deutschland

Extreme E, the all-electric off-road racing series, has confirmed Sky Deutschland will broadcast the championship’s X Prixs, highlights and magazine shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in both German and English. Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “Germany is a key market for us and I’m delighted Sky Germany has joined our […]

February 24, 2021

Sky Deutschland, Vodafone, LiveU team for 5G Bundesliga test

LiveU played a central role in a successful 5G test with pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland and Vodafone, trialling wireless 5G transmissions with multiple cameras to demonstrate the possibilities for engaging live sports provided by the integrated workflow. The test also highlighted 5G network slicing capabilities, providing guaranteed bandwidth. It took place at a recent Bundesliga […]

February 3, 2021

Saudi to bid for Bundesliga rights?

Saudi Arabia may be entering the bidding for Germany’s Bundesliga rights in the Middle East, in the latest move to make new investments in international sport and confound rival Gulf state backed media. Germany’s top division is currently in exclusive talks with beIN Sports to renew the Qatar-based network’s $250 million five-year deal, which runs […]

June 24, 2020