Unitymedia to close down analogue cable TV in 2017

Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia will terminate analogue TV distribution on its cable network on June 30, 2017. […] The share of digital TV households currently amounts to 85%. Customers without a digital TV reception device at the analogue switch-off date will be issued with a free digital TV box by Unitymedia, […] Regarding cable radio, Unitymedia, however, wants to keep an analogue offer as digital radio on cable doesn’t yet play an important role among its customers, said [CEO Lutz Schüler], adding that 11% of Unitymedia’s customers have hooked up their stereo system with their cable connection. – Jörn Krieger, Broadband TV News http://ift.tt/226XNQz