Housing industry expert to quit PrimaCom parent company board

Lutz Freitag, who was appointed to the board of German cable operator PrimaCom’s parent company Medfort last year to help cement ties with the housing industry, has resigned for personal reasons. Medfort chairman Harold Stöber thanked Freitag for his work and said that the group planned to appoint a successor with housing industry expertise. Freitag, […]

PrimaCom stakes claim as cable ‘counterweight’ with new acquisition

German cable operator PrimaCom has acquired regional cable network DTK Deutsche Telekabel, increasing its footprint by about a third to 1.3 million households. PrimaCom said the acquisition meant it was taking the leading role in consolidating regional German cable operators and delivering a counterweight to the country’s major players – Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia KabelBW. […]

Primacom acquires Sy-Fra

German cable operator Primacom has acquired network builder and operator Sy-Fra, acdding a further 22,000 homes to its existing base.  Sy-Fran operates networks across Germany, mainly in Saxony and Thuringia. Primacom said Sy-Fra’s customers’ contracts will remain unchanged. Primacom CEO Joachim Grendel said the acquisition was in line with its strategy of expanding its service […]

PrimaCom names new finance chief

German cable operator PrimaCom has named Jens Müller as its new commercial director and chief financial officer. Müller was previously co-chief financial officer at Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia Kabel BW Group. He will replace Robert Latka, who is to leave PrimaCom at his own request in spring 2014. Müller will take up his new post in […]

German cable operators boost HD line-up

German cable operator Tele Columbus is to add three new public broadcaster HD channels to its line-up on December 5. The operator is adding MDR HD, RBB HD and HR HD to its roster of channels, taking the total number of ARD and ZDF HD services on offer to 16. Tele Columbus also offers17 commercial […]

Primacom rejects Tele Columbus takeover

German cable operator Primacom has rejected a takeover offer by fellow cable operator Tele Columbus. Primacom CEO Joachim Grendel said that his company was in a good position to play a role in German cable consolidation – but as a buyer rather than a takeover target. He said that Primacom had successfully executed its strategy […]

Primacom parent names housing association chief to board

German cable operator Primacom’s partent company Medfort has appointed Lutz Freitag, the president of housing group association Immobilien-Spitzenverbandes GdW to its board.  Medfort chairman Harald Stöber said that Freitag’s experience in the housing industry made him an ideal addition to the board. Freitag said that Primacom had overcome earlier challenges and emerged as a provider […]

Primacom names Freitag to board

German cable operator Primacom has named Lutz Freitag, president of housing association Immobilien-Spitzenverbandes GdW, to its board. Primacom chairman Harald Stöber said that Freitag’s experience in the housing industry meant he would be “an ideal addition to the board”. From 2001-10 Freitag was president of the German Federal association of housing associations and real estate […]

Primacom stops sales talks

Primacom has ceased talks with potential buyers for its German cable business. The company had received several expressions of interest and commenced talks with interested partners but none of them could satisfy Primacom’s sale criteria. As recently as last month, Deutsche Telekom, Star Capital Partners and DTK Deutsche Telekabel were reported to be attempting to […]

Unitymedia and Primacom team up for high-speed internet

German cable operators Unitymedia and Primacom have teamed up to offer high-speed internet services to 7,500 homes in the Hanau and Maintal area. Homes in the area will get access to Unitymedia’s high-speed internet service, offering up to 150Mbps.