German cable operator association FRK has submitted a formal complaint against Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Deutsche Telekom und NetCologne at federal antitrust authority Bundeskartellamt.
German cable operator association FRK wants to achieve that US media company Liberty Global has to revoke the acquisition of cable company Kabel BW by its subsidiary Unitymedia.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will solely use the brand name Unitymedia across its whole footprint from April 2015.
Swiss regional TV broadcaster Telebasel can now be received in 26 German towns in the Swiss-German border region.
The takeover of German cable operator Kabel BW by US media company Liberty Global, parent company of Unitymedia, is now legally binding.
US cable operator Liberty Global will solely use the brand Unitymedia for its cable business in Germany from spring 2015.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will commence carriage of CNN International HD on its cable network in federal states North-Rhine Westphalia, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg on November 25, 2014.
German cable operator Kabel BW has added two HD channels to its cable network in federal state Baden-Württemberg.
A German court has sent Liberty Global’s acquisition of Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH back to the country’s competition commission.
The negotiations between the German cable operators and pubcasters ARD and ZDF are moving forward at a snail’s pace, according to the parties involved.