- Published: March 2012
- Region: Germany
German Market Report
- Published: January 2009
- Region: Austria, Germany
- 37 Pages
- Broadband TV News
Germany's broadcast market is the largest in Europe, with some 37 million TV households, and highly competitive. The many regional and national public broadcasters, organised in line with the federal political structure, vie for audiences with powerful commercial operators. Each of the country's 16 regions regulates its own private and public broadcasting and operates public TV and radio services.
The report also looks at the competitive cable market in neighbouring Austria.
Around 90% of German households have cable or satellite TV, and viewers enjoy a comprehensive mix of more than 30 free-to-air (FTA) public and commercial channels. This has hindered the development of pay-TV services.
In a new report in the Broadband TV News Briefing Series, Robert Briel assesses the market and analyses its prospects.
- Understand the organisation of Germany’s cable network
- Assess the prospects for pay-TV against powerful commercial operators
- Appreciate the reasons why quality programming failed to deliver for Premiere
- Evaluate the strong position of the public broadcasters
- Examine the possibilities for IPTV networks
- Analyse the role of new ‘satellite-to-cable’ platforms
- Appraise the potential of the new technologies that broadcasters believe will be major game changers in German broadcasting
- Understand the influence of Germany’s regulators on the broadcasting sector SHOW LESS READ MORE >
- PUBLIC BROADCASTING
- COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING
- RTL GROUP
- SMALLER AND INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS
- PREMIERE PACKAGING OPTIONS
- SMART CARD SECURITY
- D-BOX REPLACEMENT
- SUBSCRIBER REVIEW
- BUNDESLIGA SECURED
- EASY.TV PREPAID SERVICE FAILS
- KABEL DEUTSCHLAND (KDG)
- COMMON INTERFACE
- DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL
- MOBILE TV
- REGULATORY ISSUES
- PAY-TV ENQUIRY
- UPC TELEKABEL
- DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL
- MOBILE TV
- GERMANY – AT A GLANCE
- GERMAN TV STATIONS 2007, BY MARKET SHARE
- GERMAN SATELLITE RECEIVER MARKET
- HISTORICAL CHANNEL AUDIENCE SHARES
- TECHNICAL REACH OF PRINCIPAL
- GERMAN BROADCASTERS
- GERMANY DTH SUBSCRIBER PROGRESS
- REACH PER PLATFORM
- NETWORK LEVELS
- GERMANY KEY CABLE SUBSCRIBER DATA
- AUSTRIA – AT A GLANCE
- GROWTH IN DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION
Robert Briel has been an international media journalist for many years, contributing to both Dutch and international trade publications. He is the editor of our Dutch edition Broadband TV Nieuws.
Robert was for many years editor-in-chief and creative director of Veronica TV Magazine, Holland’s biggest selling weekly. Before that, he was involved with the launch of many magazines including the music papers Oor and Hitkrant, the trade weekly Muziek + Beeld and the first Dutch Satellite TV Guide.
At Veronica he was also responsible for the launch of the Veronica website in 1994. From January 2000 until August 2001 Robert was head of international press & PR at the UPC media group and responsible for the international and external contacts for the various thematic channels from UPC across Europe.
As a senior consultant he worked for Canal+, Bookmark, Sky Radio, CineNova, the Dutch DVB-T broadcaster Digitenne, the NOS communications department, SES-Astra, BBC Worldwide, Philips Consumer Electronics and other blue chip media companies.
Robert is also the author of a number of books on music, travel and the media.