Value Proposition

earthTV® is a technology company from Germany specialized in the production and distribution of permanent live camera content for the professional publisher and broadcaster industry

International live content network

Permanent live content from our own international broadcast camera network and specialized regional partner cameras

Highly scalable content platform

Several proprietary software components built around a highly scalable live streaming and video management platform in the cloud

Automated production system

In-house designed camera and program production systems with playout, optimized to fully automated production and distribution of original live content

Quality Promise

earthTV® stands for the best quality-price ratio in the 24/7 camera market

Product

earthTV® offers live camera broadcast programs as long term license fully customizable to the needs of the licensee in design, schedule, delivery and source data/cameras

History

  • earthTV® (still under the name Earth Television Network - ETN) was founded and registered as an innovation project of Telcast Media Group to realise some of the first reality television projects of the broadcast industry in the 80’ and early 90’s.

    first reality television projects

  • ETN was officially launched as a separate business unit responsible to produce the first hourly live television filler program “World Live” (later also referred to as “The World Live”) for a group of the largest news broadcasters and news agencies from the USA and Europe at the time.

    first “World Live” program

  • Based on the “Earth View” patent (US Patent No.: US 6,738,422 B2), ETN was the first to transmit live-video signals in full television quality via the internet from all around the world to Germany.

    “Earth View” patent

  • ETN developed the first end-to-end online infrastructure for the consumer platform project eathTV.com. For the first time television quality via the internet was made possible.

    television quality via the internet

  • Nikolaus and Claudius Lohmann bought with the company Stereo 3D Experts all assets of ETN from Telcast Media Group together with “The World Live” program and the earthTV.com platform. The brothers modernized all business operations under the new name earthTV network.

    new owner earthTV network

  • earthTV® released the first fully automated HD camera system. Shortly afterwards, enough automated HD cameras were installed to allow earthTV to broadcast the 100.000th episode of “The World Live” in full 1080p HD.

    “The World Live” in full 1080p HD

  • With additional capital provided by new shareholder Karl Rauch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, the analog broadcasting center in Munich closed and the entire earthTV production system was moved to the cloud.

    moved into the cloud

  • The first earthTV® Platform with the working title “CMS v1” was released with a powerful API and customized online player system.

    first earthTV® Platform

  • earthTV® licensed the first on premises version of the earthTV Production System “EPS” to a third party for automated filler program production based on their own video content.

    Production System “EPS”

  • earthTV® was selected as a United Nations Affiliate Member by the UNWTO.

    UNWTO Affiliate Membership

  • earthTV® initiated the new “Silk Road Live” project as an umbrella program to install cameras along the key places of the UN Silk Road initiative as well as along the key places of the Belt and Road initiative of China.

    “Silk Road Live” project

  • earthTV network established ETN as a separate business unit dedicated to live camera-, infrastructure-, distribution- and services sales for the first time to third parties and released the all-new CMS v2 Platform.

    ETN again as a separate business unit

International Operations

At the moment earthTV® operates in the following 24 countries:

Company

earthTV® is one of three business units and brands of earthTV network GmbH (registration No. HRB 160373B at District Court Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany)

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earthTV®

with HQ in Berlin/Germany

earthTV® is the producer and distributor of all earthTV® Programs and is the (copyright) owner of the exclusive earthTV® camera network.

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earthtv.com

with HQ in Berlin/Germany

All software IPs of earthTV network GmbH, including all platforms such as the cloud.earthtv.com, are developed and operated under earthTV.com.

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ETN

with HQ in Munich/Germany

ETN is a full service camera network provided for more than 30 years, and also manages all cameras and locations of earthTV®.