Bundesverband Lokal TV (BLTV), the German industry association of local TV broadcasters, has called for nationwide free-of-charge distribution of local and regional channels on cable networks.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus has completed the takeover of smaller market player Pepcom.
German cable and satellite industry association ZVEI Fachverband Satellit & Kabel expects the preconditions for nationwide analogue cable TV switch-off to be met by the end of 2018.
Internet and telephony remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators in Q3 2015 while the number of TV customers continued to decline.
Documentary channel Discovery Channel HD has become available on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
German cable operator Tele Columbus will take video-on-demand (VOD) service maxdome onboard its cable network.
German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 will drop the encryption of the HD versions of its free-to-air channels on October 3/4, 2015, a ProSiebenSat.1 spokesperson confirmed to Broadband TV News.
The shareholders of German cable operator Tele Columbus have given the green light to the planned capital increase.
The channel listings of German cable operators Tele Columbus and Primacom are not in accordance with the stipulations of the media law, according to the media authorities’ licencing and supervision commission ZAK.
The consolidation in Germany’s cable market continues: Tele Columbus, the third largest market player, has entered into an agreement to acquire the fourth largest cable operator Pepcom from UK-based financial investor Star Capital.