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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 […]

Tele Columbus taps OpenVault for insight into broadband capacity and usage

Analytics and SaaS technology solutions for broadband provider OpenVault and its OpenVault Europe GmbH subsidiary has secured a long-term agreement with Tele Columbus, Germany’s second-largest cable operator, with 3.3 million homes connected, which provides services under the PŸUR brand.   Under the agreement, Tele Columbus will integrate OpenVault’s solutions into networks serving 2.4 million IP-capable households […]

RTL Deutschland strikes extended deal with Tele Columbus

RTL Deutschland has struck a new and extended distribution agreement with cable operator Tele Columbus that will see channels VOXup, RTLplus and Toggo Plus made available to Tele Columbus subscribers in SD and HD, and the pay TV channels RTL Crime HD and RTL Living made available in SD. A further channel, GEO Television HD, […]

Tele Columbus off to ‘solid start’ but TV numbers decline

The coronavirus crisis had “no impact” on German cable operator Tele Columbus’s first quarter results, according to the company, which has maintained its guidance for the year after what it described as a “solid start”. The operator’s core revenues of €115 million were flat year-on-year, but EBITDA jumped by 17% to €55.5 million due to […]

Tele Columbus/PŸUR posts solid results but TV numbers slide

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has posted solid Q4 and full-year 2019 results, with revenues up 2.4% for the final quarter to €129.7 million and EBITDA up 21.1% to €56.8 million. The results meant that Tele Columbus has met all of its financial guidance metrics for the full year. […]

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