Tele Columbus on target after solid H1 results

German cable operator Tele Columbus has reiterated its targets for the end of this year after turning in solid first-half results, and has confirmed its plans to move ahead with a company-wide rebrand this quarter. Tele Columbus posted revenues of €245.4 million for the first half, up 4%. Normalised EBITDA was €123.5 million, up 7%, […]

Tele Columbus begins rollout of advanceTV

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group has begun commercialising its new interactive TV offering, advanceTV. The advanced TV service, based on a 4K-capable box with four tuners supplied by Humax and a RDK-based platform with user interface supplied by Espial – which also acted as system integrator for the project – offers live TV and […]

Tele Columbus extends high-speed services

German cable operator Tele Columbus is upgrading the former Primacom network in the town of Schwarzenberg in Saxony in eastern Germany. The operator has extended high-speed services to about 2,500 homes in the city after striking agreements with its two largest housing groups, SWG Schwarzenberg and WG Schwarzenberg. According to the operator, the upgrade will […]

Tele Columbus extends HDTV promo period

German cable operator Tele Columbus has extended a three-month free HDTV offer until the end of June. The moves take the three-month free trial period up to the quarter final stage of the Euro 2016 football championship and applies across Tele Columbus, Primacom and Pepcom networks. Subscribers who sign up for the free period will […]

Tele Columbus extends mobile offering to Primacom zone

German cable operator Tele Columbus has extended its mobile offering to the coverage area of Primacom, the cable company it acquired last year. The extension of wireless services to the Primacom zone includes Tele Columbus’ Community Access Wi-Fi platform. The move means that mobile customers in the former Primacom area will be able to access […]

Tele Columbus launches Community WLAN

German cable operator Tele Columbus has launched a Community WLAN offering, giving Tele Columbus and Primacom subscribers the ability to access the web from up to 50,000 access points across the footprint of both companies. The service is available to subscribers at no extra cost, providing users with access speeds of up to 10Mbps with […]

Tele Columbus ‘opens new chapter’ with post-Primacom results

German cable operator Tele Columbus posted revenues of €73.9 million, up 37.4%, and EBITDA of €36.9 million, up 43.3%, in its first quarterly results since the acquisition and consolidation of Primacom, which took place in August. Tele Columbus had 397,000 premium TV subscribers as of September 30, up 143.8%. Broadband customers numbered 363,000, up 84.6% […]

Tele Columbus launches capital increase

German cable operator Tele Columbus has launched a rights issue to help finance the acquisition of smaller operators PrimaCom and Pepcom as its seeks to secure its place among the consolidator players in the market. Tele Columbus is offering shares at a discount of about 33.1% on theoretical ex-rights price, based on Friday’s closing price. […]

Tele Columbus looks to capital increase to fund further acquisitions

German number three cable operator Tele Columbus is to raise €240 million via a capital increase to help fund further acquisitions following its deal to purchase number four operator Primacom. Tele Columbus will put its plan to raise the cash to an extraordinary shareholders meeting on September 14. Tele Columbus needs additional capital to fund […]

Tele Columbus acquires PrimaCom to create new force in German cable

German number three cable operator Tele Columbus is to acquire the country’s fourth largest player PrimaCom in a €711 million deal that will create a new number three operator for the German market. The combination of the pair will create a new operator with 2.8 million connected homes, with what Tele Columbus says has strong […]

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