Potential buyers are lining up for Germany’s Kabel BW. Apart from fellow cablers Unitymedia and Kabel Deutschland, a number of private equity firms are reported interested in buying the operator that serves 2.3 million homes in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
German cable operator Unitymedia is the second Liberty Global owned provider in Europe to introduce a CI Plus module for its cable customers. The CAM is available for rent for €4 monthly.
The German sports channel Sport1 HD, the HD version of the former DSF, will become part of Unitymedia’s and KabelBW HD bouquets. KabelBW will add SyFy HD, TNT Serie HD and TNT Film HD.
German cable operator Unitymedia is simplifying its digital TV offer with just two tiers. The entry level DigitalTV Highlights bouquet comprises 17 channels and costs €7 a month.
The majority of German cable subscribers will not be able to see the three new HD channels from Sky Deutschand when they start broadcasting today, Friday August 13. There are still no carriage agreements with the three major nets, Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia and Kabel BW.
Unitymedia has signed a multi-year licence agreement for interactive programme guide (IPG) patents held by Rovi.
Germany’s second largest cable operator, Liberty Global’s Unitymedia, has decided to close its DTH satellite platform arenaSAT to fully concentrate on the development of its triple play and next generation TV services via cable, the company has announced. The arenaSAT business operations and the broadcasting of the arenaSAT pay-TV packages will be terminated on September […]
Liberty Global’s acquisition of Unitymedia in January has impacted strongly on its Q1 results. The UPC Broadband Division has posted revenues of $2,178.9 million (€1,710.2 million) for the quarter, an increase of 28.4% on the same period in 2009.
ANGA Cable 2010 – Cologne. The head of Unitymedia has said the second largest cablenet in Germany is on the lookout for further takeover targets in the market. In an interview with Financial Times Deutschland Gene Musselmann, who is also the President of UPC Broadband, said he anticipated a consolidation in the market.
ANGA Cable 2010. Further details have emerged of the new Unitymedia HD receiver that has been launched alongside its new five-channel line-up.