ANGA CABLE – Cologne. German cable operator Unitymedia, the new name for ish, iesy and Tele Columbus West (see BTN passim), will introduce a new entry level triple play subscription for €30 a month on June 5. The offer includes 6 Mbps broadband access, free telephony to the German fixed network and a basic bouquet of 73 digital TV channels.
During a press conference at the Anga Cable CEO Parm Sandhu said the company is progressing well with upgrading the networks. Of the total of 8.5 million homes passed some 5.7 million will be able to access full triple play by year end. Unitymedia now has five million basic cable subscribers of which 491,600 are digital homes. In addition some 400,000 homes take digital pay TV from Premiere.
“We are the only platform in Germany to offer the full range of digital TV on a single set-top box with a single smart card, with free TV, Premiere and Arena,” said Sandhu, “and with our new €30 offer we are unleashing the possibilities of the most powerful infrastructure.”