Vodafone does not expect the lawsuits filed by Deutsche Telekom, Tele Columbus and NetCologne against the approval of the takeover of Unitymedia by the European Commission to succeed.
German network operators Deutsche Telekom, Tele Columbus and NetCologne are taking legal action against the European Commission’s decision to approve the controversial takeover of Liberty Global’s German cable company Unitymedia by Vodafone.
German cable operator NetCologne will continue to be supplied with TV channels by M7 Deutschland.
Matthias Ehrler will become Senior Manager Distribution & Business Development of German TV channel carriage rights provider content4tv from February 2018.
German cable operator NetCologne will terminate analogue TV distribution on its network in January 2019. The move will also affect sister company NetAachen.
Zattoo has launched the next generation of its white label IPTV service with NetCologne being the first German network operator to go live with it today.
German cable operator NetCologne must not distribute some commercial channels for a fee while it still carries other commercial channels without a fee.
German telecommunications provider NetCologne has chosen the IPTV multiscreen solution offered by Zattoo in cooperation with Abox42 for its NetTV platform.
German cable operator association FRK has submitted a formal complaint against Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Deutsche Telekom und NetCologne at federal antitrust authority Bundeskartellamt.
German media company DuMont Rheinland will close down its Cologne-based local TV channel Köln.tv on 31 March, 2016.