With almost 40m households and more than 500 TV channels, Germany is one of the biggest and most diversified TV markets in the world.

Add to this a booming OTT scene (40+ streaming services), a growing trend toward cord-cutting (nearly 8% of households now exclusively access TV via the internet – up from 0.5% in 2018) and the willingness of local broadcasters like RTL to experiment with bundling (the new RTL+ incorporates video, live sports, music, podcasts, audiobooks and a suite of digital magazines in a single monthly subscription) and you have a dynamic and rapidly evolving TV landscape that reflects the changing preferences and behaviours of German viewers.

Joining OTT Question Time Live 2024 to tell us about – and help us learn from – Germany’s OTT environment were: Linette Zaulich, Director Unscripted, from ZDF Studios, Gereon Joachim, VP Automotive Sales & Strategy, Oliver Taprogge, Director of Digital Sales at Off The Fence, and Ralph Wagner, CEO of Axinom. Marion Ranchet, MD and Founder of The Local Act Consultancy, asks the questions. 


Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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