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Unitymedia CEO moves to Virgin Media

Unitymedia CEO Lutz Schüler is swapping one Liberty Global division for another after being appointed chief operating officer of Virgin Media. Schüler, who has been chief executive of Germany’s Unitymedia since January 2011, is due to take up his new post in the UK on September 10 and will report directly to Virgin Media CEO […]

Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom spar on merger at ANGA COM

Senior executives from Vodafone Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom clashed over whether the acquisition of Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia by Vodafone would have an anti-competitive impact in Germany at ANGA COM yesterday afternoon. Taking part in an industry panel at the event, Dirk Woessner (right), management board member for Germany at Deutsche Telekom, said that his company […]

Telekom chief commits to building broadband, criticises Vodafone deal

Deutsche Telekom invests “more than all of its competitors put together” in broadband in Germany, according to CEO Timotheus Höttges. Speaking at Telekom’s shareholders’ meeting, Höttges also called for an end to regulation of “new fibre-optic lines” to achieve the goal of nationwide access to gigabit speed broadband, but continued to voice his opposition to […]

Vodafone deal is ‘incredibly positive’ for competition, says Fries

Liberty Global’s planned sale of its German unit to Vodafone is “an incredibly positive transaction for consumers and for competition” and there is no justification for claiming that it threatens competition, as Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotteus Höttges has done, according to Liberty CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty announced the deal and its […]

Vodafone to pay €18.4bn for Liberty Global assets in Europe

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion. Vodafone said the deal will create a “converged national challenger to the dominant incumbent in Germany” and claimed that it will also transform its fixed line and convergence strategy in key Central […]

Unitymedia launches 1 Gbps broadband in Germany

Unitymedia has started to roll out 1 Gbps broadband in Germany, launching the 1,000 megabits per-second fibre connections in Bochum, a city in the west of the country. Unitymedia said that the launch establishes Bochum as “the first major German city to enter the gigabit era,” with launches in more cities in the planning stages. […]

Deutsche Telekom: Vodafone-Liberty Global deal ‘completely unacceptable’

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges has spoken out against a potential tie up between Vodafone and Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia, branding it “completely unacceptable”. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter and full year earnings call, Höttges raised concerns about market concentration in the TV market and said that a combined Vodafone and Unitymedia would dominate the […]

Fries: Liberty Global will not ‘dismantle’ European business

Liberty Global has no intention of “dismantling” its European business and remains committed to growing its business in markets where it can achieve national scale, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after the company reported mixed Q4 results, Fries said that Liberty remained committed to its core European markets. The cable […]

NHK World TV joins Unitymedia line-up

NHK World TV – the Japanese news, culture and lifestyle channel that broadcasts in the English Language – has launched on Unitymedia’s cable TV platform in Germany. The free-to-air channel joined Unitymedia’s basic channel line-up, which is accessible to all its cable TV households, at the end of last month. NHK World TV broadcasts original […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes new deal with Unitymedia

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and international cable giant Liberty Global’s German subsidiary, Unitymedia, have struck a new long-term distribution agreement covering all free, pay, HD and video-on-demand offerings. ProSiebenSat.1 said the deal secured a reach of 6.4 million households via Unitymedia’s cable network in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia The agreement includes the channels ProSieben, […]

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