Primacom hails success in extending housing market reach

German cable operator Primacom has extended its reach through contracts with the housing industry by about 12,000 households during the first half of this year, while renewing contracts to supply services to a further 55,000 homes for between 10-15 years. The cable operator hailed its achievement in securing the deals after starting the year with […]

Primacom names business services chief

German cable operator Primacom has named Heiko Wüst as its new business services chief. Wüst, who will be charged with expanding Primacom’s business with small and medium-sized enterprises, has held a number of roles in telecoms, including as a director of Dusseldorf-based Versatel. He has also worked for TelePassport and Winstar Communications. Primacom CEO Joachim […]

Primacom acquires Halle network

German cable operator Primacom has acquired a cable network in the city of Halle, integrating some 2,700 households into its footprint.  The cable operator has acquired Telekommunikation TV Service GmbH (TTVS). Primacom said existing TTVS customers would continue to receive their existing services without any immediate change. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Primacom […]

Primacom to refinance debt

German number four cable operator Primacom has agreed €355 million in financing to replace its existing debts, which it says will underpin its growth plans until 2022. In addition to the €355 million in new facilities, comprising a €270 million tranche bearing interest at 4.75% and a second tranche of €85 million bearing interest at […]

Primacom names Barron as chairman

German cable operator Primacom has named Com Hem chairman and former Virgin Media COO Andrew Barron as chairman, replacing Wolf Waschkuhn. Waschkuhn will stay with the company and remains a member of the board. Barron is the third senior cable network executive to join the primacom Board in recent months with Marcel Nijhoff, previously the […]

Primacom boosted by DTK acquisition, digital growth

German cable operator Primacom grew its revenues by 37.2% last year to reach €131.6 million, while EBITDA grew by 55.3% to reach €55.2 million, thanks to its acquisition of sixth-ranked player DTK Group and higher sales of HDTV, broadband and telephony packages.  Primacom said its sales of digital services grew by 33.5% last year, including […]

Primacom on the up after Telekabel acquisition

German cable operator Primacom was boosted by its acquisition of Deutsche Telekabel in the first half, with a 40% increase in revenues and an EBITDA uplift of over 50%. Primacom posted revenues of €65.9 million for the first half, up 39.7%, while EBITDA was up 54.7% to €27 million. Over 80% of the company’s revenues […]

A&E launches in Germany

A+E Networks’ A&E channel has launched in German-speaking territories in Europe. The channel replaces The Biography Channel, taking over the latter’s frequency on distribution platforms. A&E is launching in both standard and high-definition formats, with the HD version available on the Kabelkiosk platform and Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain platform. The channel is available on Sky Deutschland […]

Primacom passes internet milestone

German cable operator Primacom has signed up its 100,000th internet customer. The milestone comes 15 years after the operator initially launched internet services. More recently the company has invested in an extensive fibre network build-out, bringing advanced services to a wider number of customers. Primacom customer Steffen Preiß was named as the lucky 100,000th customer […]

PrimaCom hires new CTO

German cable operator PrimaCom has named Unitymedia executive Ludwig Modra as its new chief technology officer. Modra, who has spent seven years at Unitymedia as vice-president of network operations and engineering, will take on his new role with immediate effect. PrimaCom CEO Joachim Grendel said the appointment would strengthen the company’s management team substantially. Modra […]