eoTV, the German free-to-air channel for European films and series, is now available on Vodafone Deutschland’s cable network and, via the GigaTV app, on smartphones and tablets.
ARD and the two major cable operators Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland) and Unitymedia have settled their dispute over carriage fees for the cable distribution of the public broadcaster’s channels. ZDF reached an agreement with Vodafone, but not with Unitymedia.
Vodafone Deutschland has integrated Netflix in its home gateway GigaTV.
Vodafone Deutschland has started preventing the internet customers on its cable network from accessing illegal German streaming portal Kinox.to.
Vodafone Deutschland will offer Eurosport 1 HD unencrypted and free of charge on its cable network during the Olympic Winter Games 2018.
The Ultra HD service offered by Sky Deutschland will become available on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland) from January 30, 2018.
The German media authorities have jointly with industry associations, cable operators and TV broadcasters founded the initiative Digitales Kabel to accompany the transition to sole digital TV distribution on German cable networks.
Vodafone Deutschland will introduce internet access at Gigabit speed in a few months in the first pilot region where it switched off its analogue TV and radio distribution.
Vodafone Deutschland will carry out its second pilot project for the switch-off of the analogue TV and radio channels on its cable network on May 15, 2018 in the Nuremberg region.
Vodafone Deutschland will commence converting its cable network to fully digital TV and radio distribution from summer 2018 on a region-by-region basis.