Free TV App dailyme Adds Spiegel Programs to Its Content Portfolio

By David Knight |

Following on from its deal with British state broadcaster the BBC, the dailyme TV app has now added another big-name media partner to its content portfolio – this time in the form of Germany’s Spiegel TV. Reports and documentaries from Spiegel TV, part of the eponymous Hamburg-based media giant which includes opinion-making news magazine Der Spiegel, are now available as the startup looks to increase its offerings.

Based in Berlin, dailyme TV is a free app that enables users to watch highlights as well as online videos without having to pay, and regardless of their location. You can choose which programs you like, and then as soon as your smartphone or tablet has a wifi connection, the latest episodes are updated automatically. This featured – called Download2Go – ensures a lack of reception on a bus or train, for example, won’t interrupt content viewing.

The collaboration with Spiegel TV will see programs in fields such as society, nature, fashion, sports and the environment. Jonathan Dähne, CEO of dailyme TV, said: “It is a confirmation of our successful model of mobile ad-financed television that such a successful media brand as Spiegel TV is working with us. We are offering our users new possibilities to broaden their horizons with high-quality formats without having to pay for it.” Spiegel TV, he added, is benefitting from dailyme’s significant mobile reach with more than 500,000 unique users a month.

Steffen Haug, editor-in-chief of Spiegel TV, said: “In dailyme TV we have found a partner which has impressed us not only with its broad reach, but also with its ambitious programming. An environment that fits perfectly with our reports and documentaries.”

The deal with the BBC, announced in April, has seen content including Top Gear and Torchwood added to the dailyme TV app in both English and German. Alongside the BBC, dailyme TV’s portfolio also includes shows from German channels including ARD, ZDF, ARTE, ProSieben and SAT.1.