Tele Columbus


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. […]

Tele Columbus announces ZDF cooperation deal

German cable provider Tele Columbus and pubcaster ZDF have announced a distribution agreement for the latter’s content. As announced by the operator, the “comprehensive cooperation agreement” will see Tele Columbus use “all ZDF content” in its cable networks. In addition, the agreement lays the groundwork for ZDF content to be integrated into the Tele Columbus […]

German operators take legal action against Liberty Global-Vodafone approval

German regional network operator NetCologne has confirmed it is taking legal action to challenge EU approval of Vodafone’s acquisition of Unitymedia from Liberty Global, after European Court of Justice officials told German press that it, together with Deutsche Telekom and Tele Columbus had filed complaints about the decision.   The Cologne-based operator said that the […]

Tele Columbus names new CEO

German cable operator Tele Columbus has named Dr Daniel Ritz as its new CEO and member of the management board, replacing Timm Degenhardt. Ritz, who was most recently president and CEO of Pakistan incumbent telecom operator PTCL, will take up his post on February 1. Ritz served as chief executive at PTCL from 2016-19, a […]

Tele Columbus CEO Degenhardt steps down

German operator Tele Columbus has announced that its CEO, Timm Degenhardt, will leave the company, with his contract ending on August 31, 2020.  An official statement from the company said that the decision was made due to changes in the company’s supervisory board, and made by Degenhardt himself. Tele Columbus added that it will look […]

Tele Columbus sees revenues fall and EBITDA rise

German cable operator Tele Columbus posted revenues of €123.2 million for the third quarter, down 3.5% year-on-year, but saw EBITDA rise by 10.5% to €55.2 million, with management of the company confirming its full-year guidance.  The company said that the revenue decline was mainly driven by a 16% year on year decline in \other sales’ […]

Tele Columbus does wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutschland

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck a long-term wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutschland that will enable the latter to offer services over the Tele Columbus network, covering 2.3 million homes in Germany. The move marks a new departure for Tele Columbus in opening up its network to a third-party wholesale partner. Earlier this year […]

Tele Columbus posts improved financials but loses TV customers

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which trades under the PŸUR brand, has reported improved financials for the second quarter but lost 50,000 cable TV customers over the same period. The company posted revenues of €126.3 million for the quarter, up 8.4% year-on-year. Normalised EBITDA was €58.4 million, up 10.9%, with capital expenditure down 46.2% year-on-year […]

PŸUR launches €5 internet offer as it debuts Gigabit network in Berlin

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates as PŸUR, has launched an aggressive price promotion of fixed-term contracts, providing its cable internet products for €5 a month. The offer applies to all of the fibre network operator’s products from the Pure Surf internet connection at 20 Mbps through to the Surf & Phone + only […]

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