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 growth offsets Vodafone decline

Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland grew its revenue by 5.8% to €491.1 million and boosted internet revenue-generating units by 83,000 in its fiscal first quarter to June 30, taking its internet subscriber total to 2.3 million. The group’s growth helped offset a decline in Vodafone Deutschland’s DSL business, contributing to an overall revenue growth […]

Kabel Deutschland upgrades Bavarian homes

Vodafone-owned cable operator Kabel Deutschland has introduced high-speed internet services in Beilngries, Greding and Kinding in Bavaria, providing speeds of up to 100Mbps to about 4,200 households. The operator has been engaged in a state-wide upgrade of its Bavarian networks since 2011 and now offers high-speed services to about 500,000 homes, mostly in rural areas. […]

Tele Columbus confirms it is weighing IPO

German independent cable operator Tele Columbus has confirmed that it may launch an IPO, although a final decision on the company’s future course has yet to be taken. Following the German Bundeskartellamt’s blocking of Tele Columbus’s acquisition by Kabel Deutschland last year, the smaller operator has reviewed its options, with a public offering under consideration. […]

Vodafone Germany extends CEO’s run

Vodafone Germany has extended the tenure of current CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum for a further three years to March 31 2018. The company’s supervisory board unanimously approved the extension of Schulte-Bockum’s contract and confirmed the appointment of Kabel Deutschland executive Andreas Siemen as the company’s new financial director. Chairman Philipp Humm said Schulte-Bockum had successfully managed […]

FIC continues Nat Geo People rollout

Fox International Channels said will launch its new Nat Geo People channel in a total of 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, following its rollout in Germany over the weekend. In Germany the network is now available on the KDG, Unity and Kabel Baden Württemberg pay TV platforms, and with its […]

Kabel Deutschland licenses RDK

German cable giant Kabel Deutschland has licensed the Comcast-supported Reference Design Kit (RDK) for in-home devices from RDK Management.  The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for IP and hybrid set-top boxes and gateways. A number of device manufacturers and chipset vendors have already licensed the RDK […]

Vodafone rules out UK quad-play, plays down need for content

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has said he sees no strong need to invest in content and has played down expectations that the company might launch a fixed-line offering in the UK. Speaking after Vodafone’s latest quarterly results, Colao said he saw no need to invest in content directly. “You don’t need to own content but […]

Kabel Deutschland abandons Tele Columbus appeal

Kabel Deutschland has abandoned its appeal against the German Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt’s blocking of its acquisition of smaller cable operator Tele Columbus. According to Reuters, Kabel Deutschland took the decision because it does not want to be involved in a protracted legal battle following its acquisition by Vodafone. The acquisition of Tele Columbus […]

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