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Telenet sees broadband and TV numbers drop

Belgian service provider Telenet saw its broadband subscriber base decline slightly on an organic basis in Q1, although it was able to point to strong fixed-mobile convergence growth. Telenet also lost 21,800 video subscribers on an organic basis. The company’s broadband base dropped year-on-year by 1,800 revenue-generating units on an organic basis, which Telenet said […]

Sunrise to boost TV offering with Zappalot

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise has launched a new feature to promote use of its yallo TV service. The service will air a daily satirical short-form video segment called Zappalot. The segment will offer two- to five-minute ‘snackable’ video clips that show bite-sized summaries and commentaries on the funniest, most interesting, most embarrassing and […]

Liberty Global CTO Rodriguez fills in on 10G strategy – no fast move to DOCSIS 4.0

Liberty Global is “not going to be the leader on speed of deployment” of DOCSIS 4.0 as it seeks to upgrade its networks to 10G capability in multiple markets but will look to fibre in key markets and a carefully considered DOCSIS upgrade in others, according to chief technology officer Enrique Rodriguez. Speaking on the […]

Virgin Media O2 strikes pact with DAZN for PPV boxing, app set-top access

UK cable operator Virgin Media O2 and sports streamer DAZN~ have struck a distribution deal that will see a selection of DAZN’s boxing and combat sports content available to Virgin TV customers as PPV events. The partnership will kick off with Anthony Joshua’s bout with  Jermaine Franklin on Saturday 1 April 2023. The event will be […]

Telenet and Orange agree mutual wholesale pact

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has signed two commercial fixed wholesale agreements with rival Orange Belgium, subject to completion of the latter’s acquisition of Wallonian cable operator Voo. The pair have agreed to provide access to each other’s fixed networks on a commercial basis for a 15-year period. The deals will remain in force […]

Virgin Media O2 offers more HD channels to customers

UK Liberty Global-Telefónica JV Virgin Media O2 has said it is giving its TV customers ‘a HD boost’ on a range of channels, at no extra cost. The upgrade, which will be added automatically, includes TV channels such as National Geographic HD, Sky Comedy HD and Sky Arts HD, meaning Virgin TV customers will be […]

Virgin Media offers customers access to free fitness content

As people battle to keep their New Year Resolutions on track for another week or two, it seems that on-demand fitness is emerging as a key competitive arena for platforms. In the UK, for example, cable operator VirginMedia has announced that audiences now have access to 80 free fitness classes via its Virgin TV service. […]

Ziggo Sport increases control of Dutch golf market with new tour deals

Dutch platform Ziggo Sport has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for golf’s prestigious European DP World Tour, in a three-year deal commencing this season. At the same time, the platform has secured live rights to the US PGA Tour as it seeks to consolidate its position as the key golf destination in the Netherlands. Marcel […]

Sunrise launches new sports app

Swiss service provider Sunrise has launched a new app for its sports TV offering MySports. The MySports app will give hockey fans throughout Switzerland access to all MySports broadcasts and live games, as well as a number of statistics and match highlights. The app is designed to display news and information about each fan’s favourite […]

Liberty Global: a story with pictures

As every business journalist knows, storytelling is one of the principal jobs of the CEO of any public company. Providing a convincing narrative about the company’s strategy, putting the best possible gloss on the quarterly numbers, making sure listeners remain keen to follow the next instalment, is an essential part of the role. Inevitably, the […]

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