Pay TV Operators

Sky’s Strong ‘optimistic’ on HBO deal, pushes back on German sale rumours

Sky CEO Dana Strong has said she is “optimistic” of extending the HBO overall deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), which provides the pay TV operator with much of its most watched programming. The current deal – providing shows such as White Lotus and Succession to Sky – was struck in 2019 with Warner Media, which merged with Discovery […]

MásMóvil passes fibre milestone

Spanish service provider MásMóvil has passed 29 million addressable homes with its fibre network in Spain including 2.5 million homes across 1,000 towns and villages with fewer than 20,000 people. MásMóvil said it had added about 2.2 million commercialisable homes over the last two years, taking its overall total from 26.8 million in September 2021 […]

Swisscom brings Paramount+ to subscribers

Swisscom has teamed up with Paramount to bring the latter’s streamer Paramount+ to its subscribers in Switzerland. Paramount+ is now available to order providing unrestricted streaming access to series, originals and blockbusters at home or on the move. Paramount+ has been available as a standalone service in Switzerland since last year. The Swiss telcos said […]

Comcast adds Latino-focused streamer mitúTV

US cable giant Comcast has begun distributing the Latino-focused mitúTV streaming app across its Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and soon on Xumo TV platforms. Launched by NGLmitú, a Latino media and entertainment outfit co-founded by actor, activist, and entrepreneur John Leguizamo, mitúTV specialises in English-first programming created for Latinos, by Latinos. Now available September on X1 and […]

Liberty Global moves ahead with Squeeze Out ahead of Telenet delisting

Liberty Global is to reopen its offer for all remaining shares in Belgium’s Telenet as a squeeze-out after its €21 a share offer secured acceptances that gave it 96.26% of the total share capital of the company. Liberty Global received accept4ances for 3,164,944 Telenet shares1 during the mandatory reopening period, which ended on 13 September 2023. […]

Paramount+ to debut in Japan via J:COM and WOWOW

Paramount Global’s streaming service Paramount+ will launch in Japan in partnership with local cable provider J:COM and pay TV operator WOWOW, before the end of this year. Paramount+ will debut in Japan on December 1 via J:COM and WOWOW’s on-demand services, available to subscribers at no additional costs. Japan marks the second country of the […]

Altice reportedly looking at sale of Portuguese operation

Troubled multinational telecom giant Altice is looking at a potential sale of its scandal-hit Portuguese operation as tries to reduce its debit pile, according to a report by French financial daily Les Echos. Altice’s Portuguese operation, which trades under the Meo brand, offers fixed and mobile telephony, internet access and pay TV, and owns fibre […]

TSTT taps Zappware for NEXX 5 client

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has selected Zappware’s NEXX 5 product suite to replace its legacy client for TV. Zappware says that NEXX 5 features a UX multiscreen client framework and scalable back-office tools that allow operators like TSTT to create their own UX experiences and take control of their own deployments. The […]

Swiss League to air on Sky Sports and CH Media

Switzerland’s second-tier ice hockey competition, Swiss League, is to air on the region’s pay TV operator CH Media, as well as the UK broadcaster and streaming provider, Sky The 2023/24 season commences today, with Sky Sports broadcasting all Swiss League games. While, EHC Olten and HC Thurgau games will be shown on CH Media’s news […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: fibre makes more sense than DOCSIS upgrades

Investing in fibre makes more sense across most of Europe than upgrading HFC networks to DOCSIS 4.0, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at the end of the Goldman Sachs European Communacopia virtual conference, Fries said that costs of building fibre in the UK, for example, were comparable to upgrading legacy infrastructure. “Fibre […]

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