Columbus and Eutelsat DTV platform
February 11, 2008
Tele Columbus, Germany’s third largest cable operator with more than 3.7 million homes, and Eutelsat’s German subsidiary, Eutelsat Deutschland have confirmed will establish a platform for bundling digital channels and services for German cable homes from Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9. For Tele Columbus, the cooperation gives the company more freedom in negotiations with content providers and further strengthens its position with end-users as a multimedia service provider.
By enabling a portfolio of basic private digital channels to be made available to Tele Columbus digital cable subscribers and other network operators, the cooperation marks a milestone in accelerating the long-awaited transition of Germany’s cable market from analogue to digital. The new platform will shortly begin testing and will officially launch in May.