Vodafone Deutschland

Vodafone Germany integrated Netflix in GigaTV

Vodafone Deutschland has integrated Netflix’s subscription video-on-demand service into its GigaTV advanced TV offering. Netflix’s service is now available on the GigaTV 4K UHD TV-capable set-top for consumption on the TV and on smartphones and tablets via the GigaTV app. Vodafone said that Netflix’s 1,200 hours of UHD content would now be avialble to Vodafone […]

Vodafone Deutschland to go all-digital from next spring

Vodafone Deutschland has said it will fully digitise its cable network from the summer of next year, freeing up space for higher-speed broadband services and more HD TV. Vodafone has set itself a goal of freeing up spectrum currently used for analogue TV and radio in order to fulfil its ‘Gigabit offensive’ – plan to […]

Deutsche Telekom promises investment in original content

Deutsche Telekom is planning to invest in original scripted content from next year and has set funds aside for the project, according to Niek Jan van Damme, managing director of the telco’s domestic German arm, Telekom Deutschland. Speaking on the opening panel at ANGA COM in Cologne, Van Damme said that Telekom took the view […]

Mobile viewing will drive bandwidth demand, ANGA COM attendees told

While linear TV is still the dominant form of TV consumption in Germany, viewing on mobile devices either via WiFi or LTE is growing massively and there will be a need for ever greater availability of bandwidth, according to a panel of TV operators and broadcasters at ANGA COM this morning. Manuel Cubero, chief commercial […]

Kabel Deutschland sees premium TV lift

Strong premium TV growth in the quarter to June has helped Vodafone-owned Kabel Deutschland lift its revenue generating unit total by 920,000 year-on-year. The cable operator raised its premium TV total by 38,000 net additions in its first fiscal quarter, to 2.564 million. Kabel Deutschland’s direct subscriber base expanded to 7.7 million, up 121,000 net […]

Vodafone Deutschland in Bundesliga deal

Vodafone Deutschland has struck a deal with Sky to provide the latter’s Bundesliga offering to its subscribers. The deal will enable Vodafone customer in Germany to view all 612 Bundesliga first and second division games live. The Sky Bundesliga offering will be available for €19.99 in a package that also includes the Sky Welt package […]

Netflix no threat, but makes cable better, say Liberty Global, Vodafone

Liberty Global and Vodafone Deutschland do not see OTT video as a significant threat, but rather as something that has stimulated them to provide a better overall experience to their consumers, according to Liberty president and CEO Mike Fries and Vodafone Deutschland managing director Manuel Cubero. Liberty Global’s “opinion has changed” about OTT, Fries told […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: net neutrality is ‘solution in search of a problem’

Demands for more formal network neutrality regulation is a “solution in search of a problem”, according to Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries. Liberty Global does not discriminate against traffic or provide preferences to one content source over another, said Fries. “Network neutrality is in some ways a solution is search of a problem. […]

Vodafone Germany extends CEO’s run

Vodafone Germany has extended the tenure of current CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum for a further three years to March 31 2018. The company’s supervisory board unanimously approved the extension of Schulte-Bockum’s contract and confirmed the appointment of Kabel Deutschland executive Andreas Siemen as the company’s new financial director. Chairman Philipp Humm said Schulte-Bockum had successfully managed […]

Single CFO for Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland

In a further sign of the growing integration of the management of Vodafone Deutschland and Kabel Deutschland, Vodafone has named the latter’s finance chief Andreas Siemen as the new chief financial officer of both companies.  Siemen will take up his post on July 1. He succeeds Thomas Nowak, who is leaving the company at his […]