Cable Congress 2012

DNA takes stake in online video storage provider Booxmedia

Finnish telecom and pay TV operator DNA has taken a 20% stake in Booxmedia, operator of BooxTV, a service that enables the online storage of TV content for smartphones and tablets. DNA will offer the BooxTV service free of charge for six months to its phone and broadband customers as a result of the deal. […]

DanceTrippin launching on UPC Netherlands

Music channel DanceTrippin is to launch on UPC’s cable platform in the Netherlands on June 5. DanceTrippin will launch a localised version of its international channel, which will be available to subscribers to UPC’s Royaal package. “Dutch artists and events are very highly regarded in the international dance scene,” said Tim Metz, managing director of […]

VIDEO: Cable operators could benefit from OTT partnerships, says Zon’s Lopes

Cable operators should view OTT services as an an opportunity rather than a threat, according to Luis Lopez, chief operating officer at Portugal’s Zon Multimedia. Speaking to DTVE, Lopes said cable operators could benefit from partnering with OTT operators, echoing similar comments made by Virgin Media’s CEO Neil Berkett. Lopes, meanwhile, believes Zon’s mix of […]

VIDEO: Cable faces massive shift in sources of finance, says Credit Suisse’s Drew

Cable operators will face a massive shift from loans to bonds and the public markets to finance their activities, according to Marisa Drew, co-head of global market solutions, Credit Suisse. Cable will benefit from very robust debt and equity markets, but new regulations mean bank loans to cable are likely to dry up, according to […]

VIDEO: Neil Berkett – Virgin Media will bring OTT players like Netflix to TiVo

VIDEO – Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett says he is open to including OTT offerings from the likes of Netflix and Lovefilm. Speaking exclusively to DTVE at Cable Congress, Berkett said that the UK cable operator would make TiVo its basic offering, bundled with 30Mbps internet access and telephony. Neil Berkett: Virgin Media will bring […]

Video: Mike Fries – Liberty Global’s Horizon set for launch

VIDEO: Liberty Global’s Horizon, which will launch in four countries this year, beginning next quarter, is set to have a transformative effect on the company, as CEO Mike Fries explained in an exclusive video interview with DTVE at Cable Congress. Fries also told DTVE that the German market offered exceptionally strong prospects for growth and […]

Cable Congress Interview Series available now

In the run up to Cable Congress 2012, Digital TV Europe has spoken to executives from various European cable operators who reveal the challenges and issues facing the industry. Luis Lopes, chief operating officer Zon Multimédia Zon Multimédia is Portugal’s leading pay TV operator. Ahead of Cable Congress, chief operating officer Luis Lopez talked to […]