Kabel Deutschland confirmed that it had received a preliminary takeover bid by Liberty Global.
German cable operator will start distributing ten SD chanels from privarte broadcasters on April 3.
Kabel Deutschland has started proceedings at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf against the Bundeskartellamt.
Kabel Deutschland’s new services performance showed increasing momentum in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012/13. The company added record internet RGUs of 84,000, reaching 1,741,000 on December 31, 2012.
The German federal cartel office has deemed the remedy package offered by Kabel Deutschland for the Tele Columbus acquisition as insufficient.
17% of German viewers are using time-shifted television, according to research carried out by Ipsos on behalf of Kabel Deutschland.
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.
Kabel Deutschland KDG has submitted a remedy package for the planned Tele Columbus acquisition to the Bundeskartellamt.
German private broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is planning to launch a new channel, Sat.1 Gold, with an emphasis on German language drama (TV series and movies) to counteract competition from the public broadcasters.
Kabel Deutschland KDG will start distributing Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland’s Cartoon Network HD in October, to be followed by Boomerang HD sometime in 2013.