Pay TV Operators


Telefónica hails ‘unbeatable’ combination of Netflix with Movistar+

Over a third of new Movistar+ subscribers have signed up for a package that includes access to Netflix since Telefónica included the subscription video-on-demand leader in its TV offering on December 11. According to the Spanish telco, 35% of Movistar customers with access to packages that enable them to view Netflix have taken up this […]

Telenet launches set-top boxless youth-focused TV offering

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is launching its first TV offering that does not require a set-top box. The operator has launched a new bundle, branded as YUGO and targeted at smartphone users exclusively, with users able to cast content to the TV screen via Google Chromecast or Apple TV. The YUGO package comes […]

Kagan: IPTV has overtaken DTH globally

IPTV overtook DTH as the second-largest multichannel platform in the world by subscribers after cable TV last year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence research outfit Kagan. According to Kagan, IPTV grew by 14.3% year-on-year, making the fastest growing of the three major distribution platforms. IPTV accounted for 23.4% of the total market of 1.07 […]

SPI/FilmBox expands distribution with UPC Hungary

SPI International/FilmBox has extended a distribution agreement with Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary. The three-year agreement extension comes with an increased number of FilmBox channels; Gametoon HD, FightBox HD and DocuBox HD; Eroxxx HD have been included to the FilmBox Premium package. FilmBox On Demand, which offers a wide variety of genres including Hollywood blockbusters and […]

Tele2 looks to Com Hem mobile and convergence as ‘legacy services’ drag on growth

A new Com Hem mobile service and fixed-mobile convergence will be key to Tele2’s growth this year, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. Growth from Tele2’s newly acquired TV base in Sweden was flat last year, as was its cable and fibre fixed-line subscriber base, with Tele2 seeing growth coming from core services and mobile post-paid […]

Vodafone teams up with WDR for 5G TV trial

Vodafone Deutschland has teamed up with public broadcaster WDR to test the delivery of media library content over 5G, enabling viewers to receive 4K resolution video over wireless networks. The goal of the trial is to test the resilience of delivery of high-resolution content to mobile devices. For the purposes of the trial, WDR is […]

TV content boosts A1 Telekom Austria

The “increased significance of TV content” helped boost A1 Telekom Austria’s performance in 2018, along with resilience in its fixed-line business and growth in solutions and connectivity. A1 also saw strong growth in demand for mobile WiFi routers, in some cases substituting for fixed broadband. The company said that TV content and solutions and connectivity […]

Mediacorp adds HBO Go to Toggle

Singapore-based pay TV provider Mediacorp has added HBO Go to its Toggle digital entertainment platform. From tomorrow, HBO will be available on the platform, bringing conent including Game of Thrones to Toggle users. Toggle is offering the service for SG$13.98 (€9.11) a month, or an annual package that equates for SG$119.98.. HBO Go will give […]

HBO launches service for Portugal

HBO has launched a dedicated service for Portugal, giving audiences in the country access to full seasons of HBO and third-party shows, movies, documentaries and family content. HBO has struck a deal with Vodafone to distribute its service to TV customers, making the company the exclusive service provider partner for the streaming offering in the […]

Sky Deutschland to resume Formula 1 broadcasting

Sky Deutschland has struck a new agreement with Formula 1 to carry the motorsport’s 2019 and 2020 seasons on satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it has German-speaking rights. The new agreement marks a reversal of Sky’s decision to pull out of Formula 1 last year to focus on […]

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