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Analysts positive on Ziggo

Ziggo’s unexpectedly strong performance over the past 18 months has prompted it to be upgraded by influential credit ratings agency Moody’s. The agency rates almost €2 billion of debt held by the company, which is the largest MSO in the Netherlands. Moody’s said that Ziggo’s strong performance placed it in a better position to service […]

Motorola and Telenet in successful IPv6 trial

Motorola Mobility and Belgian cable operator Telenet have jointly tested and evaluated the first phase of the IPv6 features of Motorola’s BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS). The tests demonstrated the IPv6 capabilities of the Motorola BSR 64000, currently deployed across Belgium by Telenet to deliver its residential broadband and video services. The lab […]

Strong growth for Kabel BW

German cable operator Kabel BW ended June with 324,000 pay TV RGUs, an increase of 39% year-on-year. The number of internet/telephony customers increased by approximately 25% compared to the end of June 2010, to 740,000. The Baden-Württemberg operator generated first half revenues of €300.2 million, a 10.7% increase on the previous year. Adjusted EBITDA was […]

Kabel BW upgrades Ravensburg

German cable operator Kabel BW has upgraded its network in Ravensburg in southern Baden-Württemberg. The upgrade of the former Tele Columbus network in Ravensburg will make high-speed internet and digital TV services available to a further 1,100 households in the southern German state. The operator says that all its products will be available across its […]

UPC Netherlands expands digital channel offering

Cable operator UPC Netherlands has expanded its offering of digital channels. UPC has added Animal Planet HD, BBC One HD and Fox Life HD to its HD offering, taking the total number of HD channels to 27. In addition to BBC digital channels BBC3 and BBC4, UPC is now also offering BBC kids channels Cbeebies […]

Kabel BW to carry ProSiebenSat.1’s HD channels

German cable operator Kabel BW will offer ProSiebenSat.1’s HD channels SAT.1 HD, ProSieben HD, Kabel Eins HD and Sixx HD on its platform from Monday August 15. The German broadcaster has renewed its carriage deal with Kabel BW that, as well as the addition of the HD channels, will add pay TV channels Sat.1 Comedy […]

Telenet launches repurchase programme

Belgian cable operator Telenet has launched a share repurchase programme, allowing the company to buy back a maximum of one million shares over the next nine months. The repurchased shares will be held by the company to cover its obligations under existing stock option plans.

Interview: Mike Fries President and CEO, Liberty Global

Digital TV Europe’s editorial team named Liberty Global’s Mike Fries as Industry Leader of the Year at our Euro 50 Awards last month (held at Cable Congress in Switzerland). Ahead of the show, he talked to Stuart Thomson about the company’s current plans. Liberty Global has long stood at the forefront of European cable’s drive […]

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