Deutsche Telekom

Analysts cool on Vodafone’s ‘risky’ Kabel Deutschland deal

Moody’s has said that the benefits to Vodafone of acquiring Kabel Deutschland could be outweighed by the associated financial risks. UK telco Vodafone beat Liberty Global to German MSO KDG in a €7.7 billion (US$10.1 billion) deal announced earlier this week. The agreement still needs clearance from the European Commission, but is expected to close […]

Vodafone confirms Kabel Deutschland takeover plan

Telecoms giant Vodafone has confirmed that it has made a preliminary approach to Kabel Deutschland “regarding a potential offer” for the company. In a statement, UK-based Vodafone said that there “is no certainty that any offer will ultimately be made, nor as to the terms on which any such offer might be made.” However, the […]

Spotify plans push into TV

Internet-powered music service Spotify is planning to make a bigger push into the living room, with more smart TV apps and set-top deployments in the works. Speaking to TBI-sister title DTVE ahead of his keynote panel discussion at TV Connect, Spotify’s global head of platform partnerships, Pascal De Mul, said that the firm was “was […]

Deutsche Telekom puts money into social TV player Kwarter

US firm Kwarter, a startup based in San Francisco which partners with broadcasters and TV operators to build second-screen apps, has closed a new round of funding worth US$4 million with T-Venture, the venture arm of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, and Kinetic Ventures. According to TechCrunch, the company has already partnered with major broadcasters including Turner […]