The German housing industry warns that the planned acquisition of Unitymedia by Vodafone will significantly reduce competition and increase consumer costs for TV, internet and telephony.
German cable operator Unitymedia will drop the encryption of sports channel Sport1 HD during the Ice-Hockey World Championship 2019, enabling all customers to watch the live coverage in HD quality.
Home & Garden TV (HGTV), which Discovery is launching as a free-to-air TV channel in Germany on June 6, 2019, will be available on Unitymedia’s cable network.
German cable operator association FRK rejects the concessions proposed by Vodafone to the European Commission to secure approval of its planned acquisition of Unitymedia from Liberty Global.
Vodafone has offered concessions to gain approval from the European Commission for its planned takeover of Liberty Global’s German cable operator Unitymedia.
German cable operator Unitymedia is entitled to activate a separate Wi-Fi hotspot on its customers’ internet routers without their prior consent.
Liberty Global has appointed Lutz Schüler as the new CEO of Virgin Media, the company’s cable operations in the UK and Ireland, effective June 11, 2019.
Vodafone can breathe a sigh of relief: The EU Commission’s concerns about the takeover of large parts of Liberty Global’s cable business in Europe are apparently smaller than expected.
Vodafone Deutschland has removed the last analogue TV and radio channels from its cable network in Stendal in Saxony-Anhalt, thus completing analogue switch-off in all 13 served federal states.
German industry associations BREKO, BUGLAS, VAUNET and DNMG are concerned about the consequences of Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s German cable subsidiary Unitymedia.