Germany - Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Germany’s digital media market has grown strongly on the back of DSL, cable and fibre infrastructure, all of which are continuing to undergo upgrades with new technologies. The capacity for consumers to make use of videostreaming services will increase considerably during the next few years as cable operators begin to roll out services based on the DOCSIS3.1 standard across their footprints, complementing the expansion of Telekom Deutschland’s FttP network and the implementation of vectoring VDSL and G.fast technologies.

Digital dividend spectrum, initially in the 800MHz band and subsequently in the 700MHz band, has provided much needed additional bandwidth to be used for advanced mobile broadband services. This report provides an overview of digital media in Germany, including recent developments in videostreaming, bundled offerings and VoIP services.

Key developments:

Launch of DVB-T2 platform; Vodafone Germany launches cloud-based GigaTV service; Unitymedia makes Netflix available as an app on its Horizon TV platform; digital TV penetration reaches 50% of homes; Unitymedia to shut down analogue TV services in June 2017; TD re-enters cable TV market; report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2015, VATM market data for 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Deutschland, O2 Germany, Vodafone Germanys, Sky Deutschland.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Digital media
    • 2.1 Business models
      • 2.1.1 Operators
      • 2.1.2 Bundled services
    • 2.2 Key digital media players
      • 2.2.1 Vodafone Kabel Deutschland
      • 2.2.2 Kabel Baden-Württemberg (Kabel BW)
      • 2.2.3 Tele Columbus
      • 2.2.4 Unitymedia
    • 2.3 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
      • 2.3.1 DVB-T2
      • 2.3.2 Analogue switch-off
    • 2.4 Videostreaming
      • 2.4.1 Telekom Deutschland
      • 2.4.2 Telefónica Germany
      • 2.4.3 Vodafone
      • 2.4.4 Sky Deutschland
      • 2.4.5 Other developments
    • 2.5 Communications
      • 2.5.1 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • 2.6 Satellite TV
      • 2.6.1 Sky Deutschland
  • 3. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Cable TV revenue – 1998 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Services based on cable TV connections – 2008 - 2013
  • Table 3 – Kabel Deutschland subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 4 – Kabel Deutschland RGUs by sector – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Kabel Deutschland blended ARPU – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Kabel Deutschland financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 7 – Historic - Kabel BW financial data – 2006 - 2011
  • Table 8 – Historic - Kabel BW cable TV subscribers – 2010 - 2011
  • Table 9 – Tele Columbus financial data – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Tele Columbus connected households – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Tele Columbus RGUs – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Unitymedia Kabel BW TV subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Unitymedia financial data – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 14 – DTTV penetration – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 15 – Deutsche Telekom TV subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 16 –O2 Germany subscribers by type – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 17 – VoIP lines by type – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 18 – Satellite pay-TV subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2011; 2015
  • Table 19 – Sky financial data (old style) – 2006 - 2013
  • Table 20 – Sky financial data – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Sky subscribers – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 22 – Sky subscribers by type (Germany and Austria) – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 23 – Sky ARPU – 2008 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Kabel Deutschland blended ARPU – 2007 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – Kabel Deutschland financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Chart 3 – Unitymedia Kabel BW TV subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Chart 4 – Unitymedia financial data – 2006 - 2016
  • Chart 5 –O2 subscribers by type – 2009 - 2016

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Number of pages 30

Status Archived

Last updated 9 May 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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