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KDG adds MTV channel

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has added music channel MTV Brand New to its platform. MTV Brand New is a pure music channel, broadcasting the latest mainstream and niche music videos. It launched in Germany in February on Deutsche Telekom’s T-Entertain IPTV platform. The channel is available in KDG’s Premium Extra package.

Spiegel TV Wissen HD launching on KDG

German pay TV factual channel Spiegel TV Wissen HD is to launch on Kabel Deutschland’s (KDG) cable platform on December 7. The HD version of the channel, which launched in standard definition in October, will be available in all of KDG’s HD packages. The cable operator will also make programming from the channel available as […]

KDG sees HD and premium TV boost

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) reported an increase in television subscribers as well as a large boost for its HD services. This comes as the cabler announced its second quarter financial results, which saw it post a 5.6% increase in revenues and a net profit of €44.9 million for the six months to end […]

KDG adds Spiegel TV Wissen to Select Video

Kabel Deutschland has added content from Spiegel TV Wissen to its on-demand service. The channel airs documentaries, news reports and talk shows based on nature and society, which are now available on the German cable operator’s Select Video platform. The VOD service offers over 3,700 hours of content, including over 1,000 movies.

KDG expands high-speed internet

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has extended high-speed internet to a further 740,000 households, giving them access to 100Mbps services. KDG has upgraded its networks to provide high-speed access to over 100 small and medium-sized communities in Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Pfalz and Schleswig-Holstein, taking the total numbers of homes passed by high-speed services in […]

KDG launches new set-top with NDS

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has launched a new HD set-top box using various technologies from NDS. The new Sagemcom box includes NDS MediaHighway software, VideoGuard conditional access, an NDS VOD solution and a customised electronic programme guide. Yves Padrines, vice-president of sales Europe and general manager NDS said: “Through this new offering, Kabel Deutschland […]

KDG extends high-speed access

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has extended its high-speed internet offering to an additional 300,000 homes in Bad Kreuznach, Bamberg, Bremerhaven, Erlangen and Lueneburg and surrounding towns. Subscribers in these cities will now have access to 100Mbps services. The latest upgrades take the operator’s high-speed coverage to 7.5 million homes in total KDG is […]

KDG to launch new HD channels

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland is adding eight high definition channels this year. The pay TV platform will add six channels – ProSieben HD, Sat.1 HD, kabel eins HD, sixx HD, Sport1 HD and Servus TV – on October 5. It will then add two further channels in December. Following the launch of these channels […]

KDG names new finance chief

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has named Andreas Siemen as its new chief financial officer, effective from October. Siemen is currently director of corporate development with responsibility for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance at KDG. He previously worked for McKinsey & Co for 10 years.

Kabel Deutschland on track to meet targets

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) remains on track to meet its targets for the year after recording solid revenue-generating unit and revenue growth for the first quarter, according to CEO Adrian von Hammerstein. KDG recorded 12.835 million revenue-generating units at the end of the quarter, up 596,000 year-on-year. Premium TV subscriptions numbered 1.317 million, […]

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