Tele Columbus


Tele Columbus revamps product set to include cable connections

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand has revamped its product portfolio to include cable connections in its bundled tariffs for the first time. The cable connection, which previously had to be paid for separately,  is now included in the operator’s combi tariffs, so a separate cable contract is no longer […]

Tele Columbus strikes new deal with M7

German service provider Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has extended and expanded its long-term partnership with Canal+-owned M7 Group. The new agreement enables PŸUR to continue to supply its cable customers with the range of M7 Deutschland channels. The operator said that the range of pay TV channels and foreign language packages […]

Telefónica begins marketing services on Tele Columbus network

German cable operator Tele Columbus has begun implementing a wholesale agreement with Telefónica Deutschland, giving the latter access to its network to provide services to housing associations and their tenants. From next Monday, housing association tenants will be able to sign up for Telefónica services over the Tele Columbus network, including broadband access with speeds […]

Tele Columbus hails ‘solid start’ to year despite TV decline

German cable operator Tele Columbus has posted what it describes as “a solid start” to 2021, with year-on-year growth in its customer base of 8,000, despite a decline in its cable TV base of 14,000. Despite what Tele Columbus described as the “challenging trends” facing the cable TV business, it did manage to increase its […]

Kublai completes Tele Columbus takeover

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ investment vehicle Kublai GmbH has completed its takeover of German cable operator Tele Columbus following the EC granting regulatory approval a week ago. With major shareholder United Internet contributing its stake, Kublai now holds a 91.96% stake in Tele Columbus. Kublai has said it will appoint new members of the company’s […]

Tele Columbus holds steady but TV numbers continue to decline

German cable operator Tele Columbus turned in a respectably solid fourth quarter, with revenues down marginally by 0.9% to €121.6 million, but with an increase in broadband and phone customers only partially offsetting an ongoing decline in the company’s cable TV base. Tele Columbus, which operates under the Pÿur brand, saw its broadband base rise […]

Tele Columbus shareholders approve capital increase

Shareholders in German cable operator Tele Columbus have approved a new share rights issue that will raise €475 million. The capital increase has been guaranteed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure vehicle Kublai as part of the latter’s move to take over the company. The issue was approved at an extraordinary general meeting today. The move follows […]

Tele Columbus first with Fritz!

Tele Columbus has become the first German cable operator to offer the Fritz! 6660 Box router to its customers. Tele Columbus is making the box available to existing bundled customers free of charge, while those with an internet-only subscription can acquire it for €3 a month. The box is compatible with the DOCSIS 3.0 and […]

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners moves to take over Tele Columbus

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and United Internet will this month move to take control of German cable operator Tele Columbus – which operates under the PŸUR brand – via a voluntary public offer of €3.25 a share. The offer represents a 37.5% premium on Tele Columbus’s average share price over the three months prior to […]

Deutsche Telekom and Tele Columbus post Q3 TV numbers

Two German TV operators – telecom giant Deutsche Telekom and regional cable operator Tele Columbus – reported their third quarter numbers yesterday, with the former seeing TV numbers rise while the latter saw a continued decline in basic TV customers. Deutsche Telekom’s German domestic TV base increased by 6.9% to 3.787 million at the end […]

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