Anga Com 2014 announces its program – 20 Conferences


Anga Com, which will take place in Cologne between 20 – 22 May, has announced it’s program. This year, visitors will not only be able to visit over 400 stands that exhibit their latest products, but also attend 20 conferences, 9 of which will be in English.

The opening discussion “Broadband, TV, Online – business models […]

BBC to become a PAY TV channel?


After the new household tax law in Germany, the funding of public service broadcasting had become a nationwide hot topic. Now, the discussion has reached Great Britain, regarding whether the public broadcasting channel BBC should be turned into PAY TV. A commission assigned by BBC regarding funding issues, has offered the globally famous institution to […]

Sky increases revenues through football licences.


The German PAY TV provider Sky has increased revenues gained through football licences. In fact, 10% of the entire football licence-based revenues belong to Sky alone. According to a recent study held by HMR International, its revenues equal to the total player-budget of the famous Bundesliga teams,  FC Bayern München, Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund and […]

Analysis show that VOD market will get stronger in Germany


The Video-on-Demand market in Germany is predicted to grow rapidly in the near future, according to a market research conducted and recently released by Goldmedia. The research shows that 4 million people have already used commercial online video sites in 2013.  These viewers have rented eight and bought six films in average. The total turnover […]

TRT-Türk is no longer broadcasted on Cable TV


After more than 30 years, TRT-Türk is no longer available on Cable TV in Germany. Kabel Deutschland, unitymedia and TRT could not agree on a further cooperation model for broadcasting TRT-Türk within their network.

TRT-Türk was formerly known as TRT-Int, as the international branch of the Turkish State TV channel TRT, that provided specific content for […]

Unity Media Kabel BW: not afraid of antitrust investigation


The cable TV operator Unitymedia Kabel BW and its parent company Liberty Global express that they have no worries for a further investigation coming from the Antitrust Comission. The Head of Liberty Global, Michael Fries recently gave an interview to the “Welt”, declaring that they were confident if another investigation were to be conducted.

In August, […]

Vodafone overtakes KDG


The process of Vodafone overtaking Kabel Deutschland is formally completed. The British mobile cell giant now owns 76,57% of Germany’s largest cable TV provider, as declared at the press conference held this Monday in London and Munich.

The merging process, however, will take more time, though spokespeople of both sides did not specify how much longer […]

Digiturk stops broadcasting Lig TV on Cable / IP TV in Germany


Starting from 01.08.2013, Digiturk has stopped broadcasting LIG TV in Cable and IP TV in Germany. Turkish soccer games can now only be watched over Digiturk DTH and IP/Web TV Platform.