Tele Columbus

Maxdome SVOD nears 900k subs

ProSiebenSat.1’s subscription video-on-demand service Maxdome grew its subscriber base by 48% in the year to September and now has close to 900,000 subscribers, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief financial officer Christof Wahl. Wahl, speaking on an analyst call after ProSiebenSat.1 posted solid Q3 results at the end of last week, said that the service had seen […]

HBO, Viacom join content programme

Cable Europe has introduced a new form of associate membership for content providers, with Viacom and HBO Europe the first to join, as part of a move to cooperate more closely with cable marketing organisation CTAM Europe. Speaking at a Cable Congress press conference this morning, Cable Europe president Manuel Kohnstamm said cable and content […]

German cabler Tele Columbus preps €300m IPO

German cable operator Tele Columbus plans to launch an initial public offering by the end of the year to capture “attractive growth opportunities” in Germany. The firm, which said over the summer it was considering floating on the stock market, has now confirmed its plans and said it expects to raise no less than €300 […]

Kabel Deutschland shares spike on Liberty rumour

Shares in Kabel Deutschland rose sharply yesterday on reports that Liberty Global may be preparing a bid for the leading German cable operator. According to business title Manager Magazin, Liberty Global aims to pre-empt Vodafone, which has reportedly been interested in acquiring the operator. While a bid for KDG would attract the attention of the […]

KDG’s Tele Columbus deal blocked by authorities

The acquisition of Tele Columbus by Germany’s leading cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has been blocked by the Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt. The regulator rejected KDG’s offer to sell off Tele Columbus networks in Berlin, Dresden and Cottbus to assuage its concerns that the combination would have an adverse impact on competition. The Bundeskartellamt […]