Kabel Deutschland

ProSiebenSat.1 signs up with KD for regionalised ads

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is to launch regionalized advertising on Vodafone-owned cable operator Kabel Deutschland’s network.  The first regionalized spots will be aired on the Sat.1 channel in May, allowing the broadcaster to target local advertisers within Kabel Deutschland’s footprint. ProSiebenSat.1 already has a similar deal in place with Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia KabelBW.

Vodafone moves forward with integration, names Koch to board

Vodafone Germany has added former Hesse minister-president Roland Koch to its supervisory board as it proceeds to further integrate its operations with cable arm Kabel Deutschland. Koch was appointed as the joint board met for the first time. In addition to naming the former politician, who also served as chairman of construction group Bilfinger between […]

Teleste unit secures Kabel Deutschland contract

Finnish technology provider Teleste’s Cableway AG subsidiary has secured a contract with Vodafone-owned Kabel Deutschland to upgrade and maintain its cable networks.  Cableway has signed a three-year frame agreement with Kabel Deutschland with a one-year option on the upgrading and maintenance services of cable networks. According to Teleste, the contract will be worth between €50-60 […]

Kabel Deutschland partners with Kaltura for TV app

Kabel Deutschland has selected video technology firm Kaltura to power its new TV app, a cable-based multi-screen TV service. The first phase of the multi-screen service rollout will include live TV for iOS devices, with additional capabilities and devices to be launched in the coming months. Kaltura’s OTT TV platform will power the service. This […]

Kabel Deutschland sees strong TV and broadband growth

Kabel Deutschland’s premium TV base grew by 55,000 customers in its third fiscal quarter to December 31, while 48,000 net internet migrations from Vodafone’s DSL base saw its internet subscriber total grow by 136,000. The Vodafone-owned cable business, which is set to drop the Kabel Deutschland brand later this year, grew its combined pay TV […]

Vodafone to drop Kabel Deutschland name

Vodafone plans to drop the Kabel Deutschland brand this year, according to German press reports.  Vodafone Germany chief executive Jens Schulte-Bockum told Handelsblatt that the company was involved in detailed planning for the change, which will see the Vodafone brand used both for fixed and mobile services. Vodafone is currently in dispute with a remaining […]

Vodafone Germany chief highlights logic of single cable player

Vodafone Germany CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum has signalled his desire to see a single consolidated rival to Deutsche Telekom in the German market and reiterated that he does not perceive regulatory objections to be insurmountable. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Schulte-Bockum said that large-scale mergers in the telecoms sector would ultimately be decided at the European […]

Elliott granted Kabel Deutschland EGM

Vodafone majority-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland is to grant minority shareholder Elliott Management its request for an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, which will likely take place on March 20. The move follows the US hedge fund’s request for a meeting and call for an independent auditor to be appointed to look into the […]

Activist investor calls for Kabel Deutschland EGM on Vodafone takeover

Vodafone majority-owned Kabel Deutschland has been asked to call an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting to look into whether its management gave accurate and timely information to investors at the time of its takeover.  Hedge fund group Elliott Management, which holds a stake of about 13.5% in the company, has requested the meeting and has called for […]

Cisco to provide cloud-based TV platform for Kabel Deutschland

Cisco is to provide a new advanced TV platform for Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland with a launch date expected in 2016-17. Kabel Deutschland will reveal more details of the platform, which will combine broadcast, on-demand, catch-up, and time-shifted TV with internet video, at the IFA 2015 show in September. According to Cisco, which […]