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ProSieben Fun added to Unitymedia

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck a distribution deal with cable operator Unitymedia for its new comedy channel ProSieben Fun. The move will see the channel, which will air local and international comedy series, launch in both standard and high definition on the country’s second largest cable platform. This follows a deal with Deutsche Telekom-owned […]

Unitymedia expands VOD availability

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has expanded the availability of its video-on-demand service. The operator’s VOD service is now available in Hurth, in the Frankfurt area and in parts of the Ruhr, including Bochum, Duisburg and Dortmund. Unitymedia expects to activate VOD in its other regions by the middle of May.

RTL Nitro to launch on Kabel BW, Unitymedia

RTL’s new free-to-air channel RTL Nitro is launching on Unitymedia and Kabel BW’s cable networks. RTL Nitro targets males aged 20-59 and will air a mix of movies, crime drama series and comedy shows. Series to be aired on the channel include Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, Rome, 24 and the US version of The Office.

Liberty Global posts increased revenues and full-year loss

European cable giant Liberty Global increased revenues by US$1billion (€750 million) last year, posting a total of US$9.5 billion for the full year compared with US$8.4 for the previous year. The company posted a loss of US$772.7 million, compared to a profit of US$388.2 million in 2010 when it benefited from the sale of its […]

Kabel BW merger faces opposition

German telco and pay TV operator Deutsche Telekom and pay TV service provider NetCologne have filed an appeal against the merger between Kabel BW and Unitymedia. The companies have filed an appeal with the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf against the country’s Federal Cartel Office, which approved the merger. Deutsche Telekom and NetCologne claim that […]

Liberty Global faces opposition to German merger

German alternative telecom operator association the VATM has added its voice to that of pay TV provider Sky Deutschland in expressing strong reservations about the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned cable operator Unitymedia with Baden-Württemberg operator Kabel BW. The VATM is calling for open access to the network of the combined operator as a condition […]

Oelde gets high-speed internet from Unitymedia

German cable operator Unitymedia has launched high-speed internet services in the town of Oelde and the surrounding region in North-Rhine Westphalia. The latest upgrade delivers triple-play services including internet speeds of up to 128Mbps to Oelde residents.

Unitymedia to launch new HD services and set-top

Liberty Global-backed German cable operator Unitymedia will launch three HD services from ProSiebenSat.1 today, and plans to launch a new HD set-top at the beginning of December. The cable operator will launch ProSiebenSat.1 HD services ProSieben HD, Sat.1 HD and Kabel Eins HD today. Unitymedia will offer the three new services free of charge until […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes deal with Unitymedia, prepares growth plan

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has struck a long-term cooperation agreement with commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 for carriage of the latter’s channels. The pair’s existing deal has been extended until 2013 and ProSiebenSat.1’s Sixx channel will be given extended carriage on Unitymedia’s analogue tier. ProSiebenSat.1’s HD channels will also be carried by the operator. From […]

Unitymedia boosts HD offering

Unitymedia is increasing its HD offering with the launch of two new channels in the next few days. The German cable operator will add Romance HD on September 27 and Spiegel TV Wissen HD on October 4. Romance HD, a joint venture between Mainstream Media and ZDF Enterprises, is a female-skewing network offering series based […]

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