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German Disney Channel claims best ever free TV launch

Disney Channel’s debut on German free TV has produced strong results for the Mouse House. The network launched last Friday (January 17) and scored a 9.9% market share of children aged 3-13 and a 2.5% share among 14-49s. This lead to a total of 10.8 million watching the channel during the weekend and an overall […]

Disney Channel launches on German free TV

Germany’s latest competitor in the children’s free-to-air channels market has arrived. Disney Channel launched on Friday as the newest entrant in a market that already includes Super RTL and KiKA. Disney Channel was previously available on pay TV in Germany, but The Walt Disney Company decided to make the move some 18 months ago after […]

Transmedia by numbers

Children’s love of great TV content shows no signs of abating but young audiences are becoming increasingly agnostic when it comes to the screen they use to find it, resulting in the line between app, game, toy and TV show blurring. Mediametrie and Eurodata TV media consultant Claire Mitchell looks at the numbers these crossovers […]

Disney’s new German channel catches Dino Train

The new Disney free-to-air channel in Germany will have Henson’s animated series Dino Train when it launches in January. Disney is exiting the Super RTL channel and launching a free TV Disney Channel in Germany from the start of next year, replacing Das Vierte. It will have a strong pipeline of Disney content and is […]

Cyber Group announces raft of MIPCOM deals

France-based producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios has announced a raft of programme sales off the back of MIPCOM and MIPJunior. US Hispanic broadcaster VME TV has acquired 104x11mins animated series Zou (pictured) and other buyers include Italian public broadcaster Rai. These deal follow recent sales to broadcasters including Super RTL in Germany and Mediacorp […]

Katzenberg eyes extended DreamWorks-Netflix deal

DreamWorks cofounder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said that he hopes the programming deal his studio has with Netflix can run for more than the initial three years agreed. In July DreamWorks sealed a deal to make 300 hours of original animated series for Netflix. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Katzenberg told delegates: “The deal is […]

RTL strikes German OTT deal with Magine

RTL Deutschland has inked a deal with OTT service Magine. The exclusive agreement means RTL’s six free-to-air channels will be carried on Magine. The RTL offerings in question are the core RTL channel as well as Vox, N-TV, RTL Nitro, Super RTL and RTL II. Magine makes full linear channels available over the top and […]

New German channel says Yep! to kids block

A new ProSiebenSat.1 male-skewing channel that’s launching this year has secured a long-term children’s content output deal with new m4e and Mainstream Media co-venture Yep! TV Bebtriebs. From September 3, ProSieben MAXX will broadcast on German free-TV, targeted at a 30-59 male audience with US series, international documentaries and an in-house magazine series. The channel […]

Germany’s kids’ channels competition heats up

German children’s TV is set for its biggest shake-up in years, with the Disney Channel set to go free-TV – a move that places it in direct competition with Super RTL, the market leading family network that the Mouse House joint-owns. Jesse Whittock assesses the battle ahead. The pace of change in the German kids’ […]

Super RTL cuts staff ahead of Disney Channel launch

German family channel Super RTL is slashing its workforce by 15% – up to 20 jobs – in the face of expected competition from upcoming FTA rival Disney Channel. Super RTL’s CEO Claude Schmit told German newspaper Handelsblatt the corporate restructure was a “pre-emptive measure” due to “tougher” competition when Disney Channel replaces Das Vierte […]