Kabel BW

Kabel BW launches 150Mbps internet

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Kabel BW, which operates in Baden-Württemberg is to launch a 150Mbps internet service and increase the speeds available across its internet offerings. Kabel BW’s Plus double and triple-play packages will now deliver downstream speeds of 100Mbps instead of 50Mbps, while the Premium packages will include 150Mbps instead of 100Mbps. Kabel […]

German court overturns Kabel BW merger approval

A German court has overturned antitrust regulator the Bundeskartellamt’s 2011 approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Baden-Württemburg operator Kabel BW on the grounds that certain conditions set out at the time were not sufficient to compensate for the merged entity’s market power. The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court, acting on a complaint from Deutsche Telekom, ruled […]

Sport1 launches new channel for US sports

German sports broadcaster Sport1 is launching a new pay-TV channel for US sports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after licensing content from ESPN Sports Media. Sport1 US is due to launch on August 1 and will be available in both SD and HD on the Kabel Deutschland, Sky Deutschland, Unitymedia and Kabel BW platforms. The […]

Liberty Global unifies e-fulfilment for Netherlands and Germany

Liberty Global has contracted logistics specialist Norbert Dentressangle to provide e-fulfilment services for the company in German. Netherlands-based Norbert Dentressangle, which already provides logistics for Liberty Global’s operations in the Netherlands, will double its e-fulfilment activities for the company from its Venray facility. Norbert Dentressangle will begin fulfilling orders for Unitymedia Kabel BW customers in […]

Kabel BW boosts HD line-up

German cable operator Kabel BW is adding four new HD channels to its platform. The operator has already added Turner’s female skewed network Glitz HD and Romance HD to its line-up this week. Next week will see RTL Living HD and Passion HD joining the platform, taking the total number of HD channels offered by […]

Kabel BW and Unitymedia align offerings

German cable operators Kabel BW and Unitymedia have unified the pay TV packages they offer to subscribers. Earlier this year Liberty Global completed the merger of the two cable companies that operate in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. Kabel BW has begun marketing the DigitalTV Allstars package at €15 per month and the DigitalTV Highlights […]

Liberty Global completes Unitymedia and Kabel BW merger

Liberty Global has completed the merger of its Unitymedia and Kabel BW networks in Germany. The company will be known as Unitymedia Kabel BW and will operate under the control of Unitymedia’s CEO Lutz Schüler. The combined network will pass 12.5 million households in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Unitymedia and Kabel BW trial 1.5Gbps broadband

German cable operators Unitymedia and Kabel BW and technology company Cisco (Stand J13) are demonstrating 1.5Gbps broadband delivery at ANGA Cable. The trial uses the DOCSIS3.0 standard, the same used by the operators to commercially offer 150Mbps services. “The test shows that fibre optics-based  cable networks have enormous potential,” said Uwe Barmann, chief technology officer […]

Kabel BW adds Sky Atlantic and Super RTL HD

German cable operator Kabel BW is to add Sky Atlantic and Super RTL HD to its programming line-up. Super RTL HD, which goes live on Kabel BW today, is being offered as part of the Mein TV HD Plus offering, available to subscribers for €3.90 a month. Sky Atlantic will be available as part of […]

Sky Deutschland strikes long-term deal with Liberty Global cable units

Sky Deutschland has struck a deal with Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia and Kabel BW to distribute HD channels on the cable platforms and allow Sky subscribers via cable to sign up via the cable operators rather than Sky itself. Under the new deal, the cable operators will be able to offer an enlarged Sky HD offering, […]

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