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iesy Repository GmbH - Irish Stock Exchange

iesy Repository GmbH - Irish Stock Exchange

ish monitors performance

ish monitors performance to ensure customers consistently receive a high standard of service. All processes are streamlined and monitored through key performance indicators, which support the automated workflow throughout the business. In addition, the operations development department is responsible for optimizing processes, designing new procedures, and change and project management. Network Operations—ish’s Network and Technical Infrastructure In total, ish’s network extends over 100,000 kilometers, passing approximately 6.5 million homes in the North Rhine- Westphalia region. Average annual network availability is high at approximately 99.9%. ish’s original infrastructure, which is a single direction broadcast network, was based on the topology developed by DTAG. This non-upgraded network currently serves both 80% of homes passed and 80% of subscribers and receives analog and digital signals from satellites that are then distributed over the 50-450MHz band. This 450MHz network delivers between 33 and 36 analog television channels (depending on the region served), up to 35 analog radio channels and 17 digital channels (representing the capability for 170 programs). The following chart shows the basic structure of ish’s network. The remaining 20% of the homes passed and 20% of the subscribers are served by an upgraded network which has full bi-directional capability, enabling the provision of advanced two-way cable services, and distributes digital signals over either a 630MHz or 862MHz band. This upgraded network has been designed as a high speed, hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) based system, capable of providing a range of digital bi-directional services and was designed to support up to 25% high speed Internet penetration. The upgraded network comprises a central signal feed coming from the NOC, connecting to a series of interconnected primary and secondary fiber optic rings. A key feature of the fiber ring architecture is the alternate routes to the hubs, thereby protecting against faults in a certain part of the backbone network. Furthermore, these faults can be centrally diagnosed and often fixed remotely. 178

The following chart illustrates ish’s network structure in the upgraded bi-directional areas. In some areas, there are no secondary rings and the remaining customers are served by “tree structures” directly connected to the primary ring: ish has in the past and will continue to make improvements to its network and infrastructure. In 2004, ish upgraded approximately 200,000 homes passed in the Bonn and Neuss area from a 450MHz cable television to an upgraded bidirectional network, bringing the total number of upgraded homes passed to 1.3 million. DTAG had used microwave, radio or satellite systems. Since 2004, ish has undertaken an AMTV and analog fiber optic replacement project. Through this project, microwave, satellite and radio transmission capacity is being replaced by optical fiber links of managed bandwidth leased by ish from DTAG under the “BRN-ish agreements.” This project resulted in: • more transmission capacity to offer its digital premium cable television for the non-upgraded area; • direct connection to the NOC for quality control surveillance; • direct feed and control through the NOC; • significant reduction in operating costs; and • bi-directional backbone upgrade, if necessary. Replacement of microwave with fiber links allows ish to provide its digital programming from the NOC to its nonupgraded areas in addition to the upgraded network. As of December 31, 2004, ish had 73.0% of its network connected to the NOC via fiber rings and managed bandwidth. ish plans to have 100.0% of the network connected to the NOC via fiber rings and managed bandwidth by the end of July 2005. Although ish has no current upgrade plans, future upgrades above 450MHz can be executed in order to meet customer demand for high speed Internet services or in conjunction with long-term agreements. In such instances, ish can upgrade its 450MHz network to bi-directional capability with minimal trenching by utilizing existing fiber in the ground and by exchanging the amplifiers. If demand for future services requires additional bandwidth, ish will remove the filters limiting the spectrum of the exchanged amplifiers without changing the basic network architecture. Network Operations Center (“NOC”) ish’s NOC in Kerpen is a facility which provides digital and analog television signals to the cable network in North Rhine-Westphalia region. The NOC houses visual and audio monitoring of Level 2 and Level 3 equipment, including Camplifier, backbone, all equipment used for Internet and ISP-related services, voice equipment and facility equipment located in hubs. The NOC also features a dedicated equipment room which houses head-end and premium cable television equipment (including a video-on-demand server on site), an ISP server, portal and voice equipment, and a testing laboratory that evaluates new equipment for all services, including Internet, premium cable television, voice, operations support and hybrid fiber coaxial cable. 179

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    PROSPECTUS iesy Repository GmbH €

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    the market price of the Notes at a

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    which the issue or the offer of sec

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    “combined entity”, and “we”

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    “Tele Columbus” refers to the c

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    Revenue generating units, or “RGU

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    CURRENCY PRESENTATION AND EXCHANGE

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    end of 2005. Our subscribers can al

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    populations, with approximately 2.7

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    In April/May 2005, iesy entered int

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    Our Corporate and Financing Structu

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    THE OFFERING The summary below desc

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    Optional Redemption We may redeem a

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    SUMMARY FINANCIAL AND OPERATING INF

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    iesy Other Financial Data (unaudite

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    iesy Operational Data (unaudited) R

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    ish Income Statement Data Audited y

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    35 Three months ended Year ended De

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    37 As of December 31, As of March 3

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    RISK FACTORS You should carefully c

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    acquiring content, purchasing servi

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    agreements—MSG”). We cannot ass

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    In addition, most of our cable netw

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    Strikes or other industrial actions

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    acquisitions. In addition, any addi

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    provision and may not be abusive. S

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    €1,050.0 million would have been

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    We depend on payments from our subs

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    • Claims against the Issuer and s

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    Senior Credit Facilities before the

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    court rulings did not address the p

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    THE ISH ACQUISITION The description

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    In addition to the warranties, spec

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    CAPITALIZATION The following table

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    Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Conso

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    NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CO

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    (€m, except percentages) Pro form

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    Income Statement Data 75 Audited Ye

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    (7) Number of subscribers at the en

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    • iesy’s premium cable televisi

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    egulated pricing model. Fees are pa

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    Risks Relating to Our Indebtedness

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    Legal, Consulting and Management Fe

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    Subscribers iesy classifies its cus

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    2003 to €8.20 per subscriber in t

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    • the senior credit facilities we

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    average installation fees from July

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    Cash flow from investing activities

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    In the three months ended March 31,

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    eview and optimization of services

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    Cash Flow from Operating Activities

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    oadcasters in television and radio.

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    educed or increased by a material a

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    Income Statement Data Audited year

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    109 As of December 31, As of March

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    • ish’s premium cable televisio

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    In addition, ish markets pay-per-vi

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    Cost of Materials and Services Cost

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    For accounting purposes, ish treats

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    Subscribers ish classifies its cust

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    Competition ish faces significant c

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    This decrease was primarily due to

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    Net Loss Net loss was €17.9 milli

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  • Page 137 and 138: Content Providers Basic Television
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  • Page 191 and 192: Introduction REGULATION German law
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    provisions described under “—De

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    In addition, the Intercreditor Agre

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    Euro Note to and including February

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    circumstances referred to above exi

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    that it has unconditionally exercis

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    time outstanding not exceeding (i)

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    description of this covenant and no

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    Date of any Indebtedness that has b

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    (13) Investments in an aggregate am

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    supplement or other modification) t

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    (1) the assumption by the transfere

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    Reports Whether or not required by

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    of the European Union on January 1,

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    contemporaneously with any such act

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    25% in principal amount of the outs

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    (2) provide for the assumption by a

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    (6) an Officer’s Certificate stat

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    calculated based on the relevant cu

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    “Bank Indebtedness” means any a

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    Consolidated Net Income (excluding

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    (9) the impact of capitalized inter

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    “Exchange Act” means the U.S. S

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    (iii) for the avoidance of doubt, a

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    “Nationally Recognized Statistica

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    (2) Investments in another Person i

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    (15) Permitted Collateral Liens; (1

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    (5) in the case of Apollo and Golde

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    service level agreement as replaced

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    “Unrestricted Subsidiary” means

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    The Issuer and the Trustee and thei

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    Secondary Market Trading The Book-E

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    to trade tax. The taxable gain from

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    date). A U.S. Holder’s adjusted t

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    (c) for so long as the Notes are el

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    PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION We, the Subsid

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    LEGAL MATTERS Certain legal matters

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    WHERE YOU CAN FIND OTHER INFORMATIO

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    Listing LISTING AND GENERAL INFORMA

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    INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS iesy

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    Assets iesy Hessen GmbH & Co. KG, W

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    I. Application of Legal Provisions

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    III. Explanation of Balance Sheet a

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    Last year’s extraordinary expense

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    INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT We h

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    iesy Repository GmbH, Hamburg AMEND

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    and remaining useful life for the i

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    The movements in consolidated equit

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    iesy Repository GmbH, Hamburg AMEND

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    Assets iesy Repository GmbH, Hambur

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    I. Basis of Presentation The consol

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    V. Explanations to Material Items o

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    Network infrastructure, rental, lea

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    iesy Repository GmbH, Hamburg UNAUD

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    1. Basis of Presentation iesy Repos

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    5. Explanations to Material Items o

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    Shareholdings of iesy Repository Gm

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    iesy Hessen GmbH & Co. KG, Weiterst

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    The following auditors’ report (B

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    Goodwill. Under German GAAP, the di

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    €235,000,000 10 1 /8% Senior Note

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