Unitymedia and Kabel BW in Germany

Key Facts:1

  • Revenue: $2.5 billion2
  • 12.9 million homes passed
  • 7.2 million fixed-line customers
  • 12.9 million service subscribers (RGUs):
    • 6.4 million video subscribers, of which 1.6 million are enhanced video subscribers. Enhanced video services include additional channels, premium channels, and SVoD.
    • 3.4 million broadband internet subscribers. Internet speeds range up to 200 Mbps.
    • 3.1 million telephony subscribers
  • 347,000 mobile subscribers


Liberty Global's operations in Germany are run by Unitymedia. Unitymedia is the second largest cable operator in Germany. Unitymedia offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband internet, and fixed-line telephony (VoIP) to 12.9 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 7.2 million customers as of March 31, 2017. It also offers mobile voice and data services.

Unitymedia’s operations are located in the German federal states of Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Hesse which include the major cities of Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Stuttgart, and Weisbaden. Unitymedia’s territory represents some of the most prosperous and densely populated regions in Germany and Europe. The cable footprint passes 12.9 million homes as of March 31, 2017. Its networks are 98% upgraded to two-way capability.

In addition, the commercial division of Unitymedia offers a range of voice, broadband internet, and data services to business customers and wholesale partners throughout its cable footprint.

RGUs: 12.9 million2

Germany RGU's: 10.6 million

1Subscriber data is presented as of March 31, 2017

2Revenue is presented as annualized results for the three months ended March 31, 2017

3As of December 31, 2016