Cable Europe merges CTAM Europe


Michelle Clancy

| 01 September 2015

Cable Europe is bringing CTAM Europe (CTAME) under its umbrella.

It also confirmed that Disney is joining existing new members HBO Europe and Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe as a joint member of the two bodies.

The associations announced earlier in the year their joint membership offer for global content providers, reflecting the increasing convergence between content and distribution platforms.

"By bringing together the two leading representative bodies for our industry we're creating unprecedented intelligence and access opportunities across the entire breadth of our membership," said Cable Europe executive chairman Matthias Kurth. "Our business is one of convergence, of innovation, of growth. Our new structure will reflect this, and it will capitalise on it."

Manuel Kohnstamm, president of Cable Europe, added: "Scale matters everywhere in business and this is a logical step in the evolution of our dynamic industry in Europe. The integration of Cable Europe and CTAM Europe will make the consolidated group more effective in representation and best-practice sharing. It reflects the ongoing commitment of all our members to growth and investment in Europe's digital economy, infrastructure and services."

Under the merger, the two organisations will also bring together their respective annual events, integrating EuroSummit into a refreshed and relaunched Cable Congress from 2016 onwards.