Vodafone Germany

Vodafone Deutschland replaces Horizon boxes, moves international packages to IP

Vodafone Deutschland has made its GigaTV Cable Box 2 the standard box across its entire German footprint, replacing the Horizon set-top used across the Unitymedia and Kabel Baden-Württemburg networks it acquired from Liberty Global. Vodafone is rolling out a new standardised set of international channel packages that are distributed over IP rather than via DVB-C […]

Vodafone Deutschland adding HGTV to line-up

Vodafone Deutschland is to add Discovery’s Home and Gardens TV (HGTV) to its programming line-up. From June 6 Vodafone customers with the operator’s Giga TV offering will be able to view HGTV alongside Discovery’s other channels for the German market: free-to-view services Eurosport 1, DMAX and TLC and pay TV offerings Eurosport 2 and Discovery […]

Vodafone CCO: consolidation ‘beneficial for industry and customer’

The cable industry thrives on scale, with consolidation beneficial for both the customer and the industry, according to Vodafone Germany’s chief commercial officer Manuel Cubero. Speaking at Cable Congress yesterday, Cubero, who has also served as CEO of Kabel Deutschland since April 2014, said that Vodafone has had “fantastic experiences with consolidation” – though he […]

Management changes at Vodafone Germany

Vodafone Germany’s head of residential customers, Marcello Maggioni, is to leave the group at the end of June. According to Vodafone, Maggioni, who is leaving to pursue opportunities outside the group, will not be replaced. Vodafone Germany chief commercial officer Manuel Cubero will take over his role. Vodafone Germany has also named Anna Dimitrova as […]

Unitymedia drops down Netflix’s ISP Speed Index

Unitymedia Kabel was among the major movers in Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index, with the Germany operator’s average web speed falling to 3.18 Mbps in January. Netflix noted that the internet service provider, which had ranked at the top since Netflix launched service in that country, dropped thee places in the month to eighth place. […]

Vodafone Germany appoints Telekom Austria CEO as next boss

Vodafone Germany has announced plans to appoint Hannes Ametsreiter as its next CEO, following news of his departure from Telekom Austria earlier this week.  Vodafone said that the board will decide on the proposed hire at its next meeting on June 30, with Ametsreiter then expected to take up the Vodafone Germany post on October 1. […]

Vodafone Germany names strategy chief

Vodafone Germany has named Anna Dimitrova as is new head of strategy and corporate development. Dimitrova, who is currently chief financial officer for Vodafone’s Czech subsidiary, will take up her new post on December 1. She succeeds Frank Krause, who has left the company at his own request. Vodafone Germany CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum said Dimitrova […]

Vodafone Germany to launch 4K next year, intros fixed-mobile bundles with KD

Vodafone Germany plans to launch a 4K TV offering to its subscribers in the first half of net year and is collaborating with Cisco to develop a 4K-capable set-top.  The set-top box, based on Cisco’s Videoscape and MediaHighway platforms, will be available as part of Vodafone’s hybrid TV platform, for which Cisco has been a […]

Kabel Deutschland sees strong broadband and premium TV growth

Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland saw strong growth in both broadband and premium TV subscribers in the year to June. The operator had 15.1 million revenue generating units sold at the end of June, up 4.8% year-on-year. Internet and phone subscriptions were up by 664,000 year on year to 4.5 million, while premium TV […]

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 […]