Tele Columbus

Tele Columbus taps for EPG data for new TV service

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which markets services under the PŸUR brand, has tapped metadata specialist to provide technology to enhance its new flagship TV service. Tele Columbus’ service will integrate EPG data, providing viewers with what describes as a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. Additionally, third-party application integrations will enable users to access […]

Battle for fibre connectivity in Germany heats up

The battle for fibre connectivity in Germany is heating up with the announcement of two outline agreements between the country’s leading housing organisation and Vodafone and Tele Columbus and the separate announcement by Deutsche Telekom that it has achieved the milestone of seven million fibre homes passed. The Federal Association of German Housing and Real […]

Tele Columbus secures equity injection

German cable operator Tele Columbus has secured an equity injection from main shareholder Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners to the tune of €300 million and has secured an agreement with its major creditors to provide €1.1 billion worth of financing at par until 2028. Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners will provide €300 million of equity including shareholder […]

Fitch downgrades Tele Columbus on debt concerns

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded German cable operator Tele Columbus’s long-term issuer default rating to C from CCC, and has downgraded the operator’s senior secured debt from CC to CCC+ on concerns about the company’s ability to service its debt as it continues on a costly fibre build-out. Fitch said that its downgrade follows a […]

Tele Columbus targets tenants with free HDTV offer

German cable operator Tele Columbus is continuing its drive to attract housing association tenants ahead of a change in the law next year by offering HDTV from its consumer-facing brand PŸUR free for six months with no obligation. PŸUR will offer its HDTV service with 31 commercial channels free of charge for six months, with […]

Tele Columbus secures €100m of new funding for fibre upgrade, new TV platform planned

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has received binding commitments for additional capital of €100 million to accelerate its growth strategy. Tele Columbus, like many European cable operator, is banking on accelerating growth by migrating its HFC network to full fibre. The new funding is provided by a subsidiary of […]

Tele Columbus upgrades from HFC to FTTH in Halberstadt

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has begun building an open fibre network in the town of Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany, providing fast internet connections for 6,700 apartments. The Halberstädter Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH (HaWoGe) and the Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Halberstadt eG (WGH) carried out a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony with Tele Columbus […]

Tele Columbus upgrades Munich homes to 1Gbps

Cable internet bandwidths of up to 1Gbps are now available to 270,000 homes in Germany’s second city, Munich, served by cable operator Tele Columbus. Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, said the technical upgrade to enable the increased speeds had been completed. Tele Columbus said that Munich had he second largest city network […]

Tele Columbus ties with XroadMedia to boost user experience

Germany’s Tele Columbus, which operates as PŸUR has selected personalisation and content discovery specialist XroadMedia to enhance the user experience for its hybrid cable and multiscreen platform PŸUR TV. After trialing XroadMedia’s Ncanto solution, the cable operator has now implemented the XroadMedia’s personalisation services across its platform. The Ncanto solution is designed to make relevant […]

Tele Columbus appoints key housing industry specialist

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has named Thomas J. Kollmann as key account director for the housing industry in southern and southwestern Germany and managing director of KMS GmbH and Pepcom GmbH. He will start work on March 1. Kollmann worked for Kabel Deutschland and Vodafone for 10 years […]

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