Unitymedia Kabel BW

Unitymedia launches new unified brand campaign

Liberty Global’s German subsidiary Unitymedia Kabel BW has changed its name to Unitymedia, dropping the Kabel BW brand and has begun marketing services under the new branding.  The operator has launched a series of cinema and TV ads and has hired actor Christian Ulmen to front the campaign. Unitymedia will focus on marketing its triple-play […]

German cable operators slam open market plan for modems

German cable operators have joined forces to reject a move by the Federal government to ban operators from forcing subscribers to take a router supplied by their service provider rather than buy a device of their choice on the open market.  Following the tabling of a draft bill by the German economy ministry in February […]

YFE’s RiC launches on Unitymedia KabelBW

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is adding Your Family Entertainment-owned kids channel RiC TV to its programming line-up. The channel will be available unencrypted on the cable network and on the Horizon Go mobile TV app. RiC TV is aimed at kids aged three to 13. Unitymedia KabelBW already broadcasts RiC TV’s sister […]

Vodafone Germany chief highlights logic of single cable player

Vodafone Germany CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum has signalled his desire to see a single consolidated rival to Deutsche Telekom in the German market and reiterated that he does not perceive regulatory objections to be insurmountable. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Schulte-Bockum said that large-scale mergers in the telecoms sector would ultimately be decided at the European […]

Cable operators top Netflix Euro-rankings

Netflix has published its second assessment of internet service providers’ performance in Europe since it launched in a batch of countries in September. In France, the rankings showed strong progress by cable provider Numericable and a slight decline in performance by ADSL providers. Numericable’s rollout of high-speed services meant that its October average stood at […]

Unitymedia Kabel BW expands channel offering

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW is adding Animal Planet in both HD and SD versions to its line up and is extending the availability of Disney Junior and Disney XD, currently available in Baden-Württemberg, to the Unitymedia regions of North-Rhine Westphalia and Hesse.  The channels will be available from tomorrow. Animal Planet […]

Unitymedia KabelBW taps Arris for CCAP edge router

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW has deployed Arris’s E6000 Converged Edge router, the company’s CCAP platform. Arris said its E6000 now delivers services to over two million subscribers globally. “Arris and Liberty Global have a long-term relationship during which we have deployed Arris broadband infrastructure solutions at Unitymedia KabelBW to efficiently grow our […]

Kabel BW launches 150Mbps internet

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Kabel BW, which operates in Baden-Württemberg is to launch a 150Mbps internet service and increase the speeds available across its internet offerings. Kabel BW’s Plus double and triple-play packages will now deliver downstream speeds of 100Mbps instead of 50Mbps, while the Premium packages will include 150Mbps instead of 100Mbps. Kabel […]

Liberty Global launches Horizon in Germany

Liberty Global’s Horizon set-top launched in Germany yesterday on the Unitymedia Kabel BW networks. Horizon is now available to Unitymedia subscribers in North Rhine Westphalia and Hesse. The Horizon box can record up to four HDTV channels simultaneously and provides access to a wide range of web content, with a unified user experience across linear […]

New finance chief for Liberty Global German unit

Liberty Global has named Winfried Rapp as chief financial officer of its German operation, Unitymedia Kabel BW.  Rapp was previously chief financial officer for the global service area at SAP, and has previously also held positions at Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile UK. Jon Garrison, senior vice-president, accounts and deputy CFO at Unitymedia Kabel BW will […]