Tele Columbus


Cable Congress: greater scale key for European cable

Creating greater scale either through horizontal mergers or by building out networks in greenfield areas remains the number one priority for European cable operators, according to a panel of senior executives at Cable Congress in Dublin. The completion of the integration of Kabel Deutschland into Vodafone had provided huge opportunities for the cable business, enabling […]

Tele Columbus’s Pepcom upgrades network

Tele Columbus-owned German cable operator Pepcom has upgraded the cable network in the town of Lübben in Brandenburg. Pepcom has installed a new headend and new fibre network in the town, bringing high-speed connectivity to 3,000 additional homes. The new network brings speeds of up to 400Mbps to Lübben residents, with speeds of up to […]

Tele Columbus on track

German cable operator Tele Columbus’s management confirmed their full-year financial guidance on the back of respectable Q3 results, despite a delay in the launch of the group’s new unified brand, PŸUR. Tele Columbus’s revenues grew by 4.3% to €123.3 million in Q3, while normalised EBITDA rose by 7.2% to €68.3 million. The company added 15,000 […]

PŸUR adds Eurosport 1 HD to offering

German cable operator PŸUR, formerly known as Tele Columbus, has struck a deal with Discovery to add Eurosport 1 HD to its content line-up. The channel will be available to PŸUR subscribers via the PureTV HD and AdvanceTV HD packages. The move means that PŸUR will now offer the HD version of Eurosport’s main channel […]

Tele Columbus takes control of Munich network provider KMS

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck a deal with Vodafone Kabel Deutschland to acquire the latter’s stake in Kabel TV Munich Servicenter (KMS). Under the deal, Tele Columbus subsidiary Pepcom, which was previously the majority owner of the outfit, will take 100% control of KMS, which supplied 455,000 homes in southern Germany with TV, […]

PŸUR launches new flexible internet offers

German cable operator PŸUR, formerly known as Tele Columbus, has launched what it says are more flexible offers for internet, TV and telephony. The operator is offering internet access with speeds of up to 200Mbps for €30, without the need to sign up for TV. subscribers can also take a 400Mbps service for €40, including […]

Tele Columbus to become PŸUR

German cable operator Tele Columbus is to rebrand all its units under the new name PŸUR in October. Tele Columbus will rebrand all its regional units under the new name from October, including the likes of Primacom HL Komm and Cablsurf. Tele Columbus said that the new name was designed to convey its emergence from […]

Tele Columbus on target after solid H1 results

German cable operator Tele Columbus has reiterated its targets for the end of this year after turning in solid first-half results, and has confirmed its plans to move ahead with a company-wide rebrand this quarter. Tele Columbus posted revenues of €245.4 million for the first half, up 4%. Normalised EBITDA was €123.5 million, up 7%, […]

Tele Columbus appoints Sunrise exec as new CEO

Tele Columbus has appointed the chief commercial officer of Swiss telecoms provider Sunrise as its new CEO. Timm Degenhardt is due to join the German cable operator on August 14, taking from current chief executive Ronny Verhelst, who is stepping down for personal reasons. Verhelst, who has been Tele Columbus’ CEO and chairman for almost seven […]

Tele Columbus and M7 extend pay TV agreement

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group and European satellite and IPTV operator M7 Group have extend their longstanding channel cooperation. The deal is for the contribution of German and international pay TV channels, and will also see the two firms consolidate contracts with Tele Columbus subsidiaries Primacom and Pepcom. “The cooperation with M7 enables the […]