Germany

Germany names bidders for 700MHz as EBU sees signs of support from EC

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The German Federal Network Agency, the Bundernetzagentur, has revealed that three companies will take part in the bidding for mobile broadband spectrum due to kick… Read more

Tele Columbus expands HDTV offering

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German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV offering, adding three new channels to its line-up. The operator will begin airing ProSiebenSat.1’s ProSieben Maxx… Read more

Tele Columbus launches 400Mbps internet service

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German number three cable operator Tele Columbus has launched 400Mbps internet access in Potsdam. The company launched the service in the presence of Dorothee Bär,… Read more

Primacom to refinance debt

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German number four cable operator Primacom has agreed €355 million in financing to replace its existing debts, which it says will underpin its growth plans… Read more

Sky Deutschland to offer archive football VoD service

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Sky Deutschland has teamed up with German football league the DFL to add a video-on-demand offering to its existing football coverage.  The service, which will… Read more

Sky reports highest UK customer growth in 11 years

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Sky reported its highest third quarter customer growth in 11 years in the UK and Ireland, after adding 127,000 people there in the three months… Read more

Elliott to pursue Kabel Deutschland in court

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Hedge fund Elliott Management is continuing to pursue German cable operator Kabel Deutschland in the courts, despite a rejection of its claim that Vodafone underpaid… Read more

Unitymedia providing free WiFi in Stuttgart

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Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is providing residents and visitors to the Baden-Württemburg state capital, Stuttgart, with free WiFi access from the start of… Read more

Germany’s Ebru TV becomes QLAR

German free-to-air entertainment channel Ebru TV has rebranded as QLAR.  The Offenbach-based channel airs a mix of movies, series, documentaries, magazine shows and tele-shopping windows.… Read more

Amazon to support High Dynamic Range this year

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Amazon is set to add High Dyamic Range (HDR) support to its Prime Instant Video service in the UK, Germany and US later this year. … Read more