German cable operator KabelBW, part of Liberty Global, is adding four new HD channels, glitz*HD, Romance TV HD, RTL Living HD and Passion HD, bringing the total to 46 HD on the network.
Ginx TV has signed a distribution agreement with Glashart Media for distribution of its 24/7 video gaming TV channel to IPTV and cable homes in The Netherlands. The channel will be available to subscribers to Glashart’s Extended Basic offer.
Unitymedia KabelBW has promoted Katrin Köster to director of external and corporate communications.
ARD, ZDF and Arte have cancelled their carriage contracts with the three major German cable operators, Kabel Deutschland, Kabel BW and Unitymedia.
Liberty Global’s German cablenets Unitymedia and Kabel BW have closed a new distribution agreement with Sky Deutschland that brings up to 18 HD channels to its customers in North-Rhine Westphalia, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg.
Liberty Global (LGI) is planning a major marketing campaign in the German market to drive sales for Unitymedia and Kabel BW.
The German monopoly commission (Bundeskartellamt) has cleared the acquisition of Kabel Baden-Württemberg by Liberty Global subject to conditions and obligations. Following receipt of regulatory approval, Liberty has consummated the purchase of Germany’s third largest cable operator.
Kabel BW has said that during the first nine months of this fiscal year across all customer segments have shown high growth rates.
German cable operator Kabel BW says it has now the largest number of HD channels available on any cable network in the country following the addition of Nat Geo Wild HD.
Germany’s Kabel BW reported strong sales for its pay-TV, telephony and broadband services during the second quarter of the year. The number of homes now taking premium TV products has reached 324,000, up from 308,000 as of March 30, 2011.