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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. […]

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’ […]

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