Liberty Global has effectively encouraged Vodafone to consider taking over its German cable business, arguing that the competition watchdogs would probably not oppose such a deal which would enable Vodafone to create a nationwide German cable giant through the merger of its subsidiary Kabel Deutschland with Liberty Global’s Unitymedia Kabel BW.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW has won 39,000 new customers for its multimedia box Horizon in Q3 2014 – an increase by 5,000 customers compared with Q2 2014.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will launch a high-speed internet service with a download speed of 200Mbps across all three federal states served by the company on November 3, 2014.
Unitymedia Kabel BW, the German subsidiary of US media company Liberty Global, will deploy multimedia box Horizon to its cable customers in federal state Baden-Württemberg from November 3, 2014.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW considers countering Netflix through a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) offering resembling the MyPrime service recently launched by its Swiss sister company UPC Cablecom.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will add entertainment channel Family TV and home-shopping channel mediasparTV to its cable network on September 2, 2014.
Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will offer pay-TV channel Animal Planet in high-definition to its customers.
Almost one out of three German TV viewers (31%) uses video-on-demand (VOD) services, for example the catch-up TV portals operated by TV broadcasters.
Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW has won 82,000 new internet customers and 42,000 new telephony customers in Q2 2014.
Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will offer a range of normally encrypted HD channels free of charge to its customers from August 1 to August 31, 2014.