Vodafone Deutschland wants to transform the Horizon cable receivers of its customers in the former Unitymedia coverage area in federal states North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg into GigaTV boxes via a software update.
Following the sale of cable operator Unitymedia to Vodafone two years ago, Liberty Global is set to return to the German market.
Vodafone is now offering the GigaTV Cable Box 2 as the standard TV reception device across its whole footprint in Germany, replacing Liberty Global’s Horizon box in the three federal states previously served by Unitymedia.
Vodafone Deutschland is adding Geo TV, RTLplus and Home & Garden TV to the HD line-up on its cable network.
Vodafone wants to remove the analogue radio channels from its cable network in Germany.
Vodafone Deutschland will remove 20 channels from its cable network as part of the unification of the pay-TV line-up in the former coverage areas of Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will remove further SD channels on cable networks in favour of exclusive HD distribution on November 26, 2020.
Vodafone Group had full-year revenues of €44,974 million in the 12 months ending March 31.
Vodafone Deutschland and ARTE have settled their legal dispute about carriage fees on the German cable network and agreed on a long-term partnership.
The supervisory board of Vodafone Deutschland has prematurely extended Hannes Ametsreiter’s mandate as CEO of the telco by three years.