Pay TV Operators

Mirada: Handpicked curation gains ground in the pay TV world

Juan Carlos Yáñez, head of editorial at Mirada, discusses talks about the powerful effect that curation can have on the user experience of TV. At Mirada, we have always believed in the value that handpicked content curation brings to pay TV platforms. Over the last few years, however, it has been like calling out in […]

Vivendi reportedly ready to reduce Mediaset stake

Vivendi could reduce its stake in Mediaset, according to sources close to the matter. As reported by Reuters, three sources have said that Vivendi is ready to slightly withdraw from the Berlusconi-controlled Italian media company in order to end the pair’s ongoing legal row. Vivendi, which currently holds a 29% stake in Mediaset, is opposed […]

Industry body responds to Labour’s free broadband pledge

The UK’s independent networks co-operative association (INCA) has expressed its concerns to Labour’s pledge to nationalise parts of BT, providing the entire nation with free broadband by 2030.  Announced last week ahead of the country’s general election on December 12, the party pledged to nationalise Openreach, along with parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and […]

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO plays down Mediaset merger, focuses on collaboration

Max Conze, CEO of ProSiebenSat.1, has played down talks of a merger with Mediaset. The comments were made in light of the Italian operator’s decision to increase its stake in ProSiebenSat.1 to 15.1%. The CEO instead said that the German broadcaster is more interested in collaborating with Mediaset.  Reuters reports that while speaking at the […]

Swisscom launches new TV box as centre of smart home

Swisscom has launched a new TV box that will serve as a smart home control centre with an integrated voice assistant. Swisscom has also revamped its TV user interface as part of the launch.  The new box comes with a new voice assistant that can be used to control the TV, including switching channels, launching […]

Altice Europe turns in better-than-expected Q3

Altice Europe has turned in better than expected results for the third quarter, with revenue up by 6.9% and adjusted EBITDA rising by 8.8% on the back of an improved performance at Altice France.  Altice France grew its residential base by 41,000 customers, with its fibre customer base increasing by 59,000 taking fibre penetration to […]

TDC hit by TV losses in competitive market

Danish telco and cable operator TDC lost TV subscribers in the year to September and saw its TV profits decline sharply.  The operator had 987,000 TV subscribers at the end of the period, down 20,000 year on year. Gross profit from TV declined by 12.8% due to the inclusion SVOD services in its TV packages, […]

Telecom Italia reorganises technology and innovation team

Telecom Italia (TIM) has made a series of changes to its technology and innovation team, creating a chief innovation and partnership office headed by Elisabetta Romano, responsible for the group’s technological positioning on innovation and for the medium/long-term development strategy, as well as maximising the value of partnerships and alliances with major Italian and international […]

Melita names new head of customer experience

Maltese cable operator Melita has named Graziella Costa as its new head of customer experience. Costa will be tasked with continuously improving the experience of existing and potential customers. Costa was previously head of projects at Melita. The operator said that her appointment comes after a period Wien it has invested heavily in new processes […]

Labour proposes free broadband for all and nationalisation of BT’s fixed line network

The UK’s Labour party has announced its plans to nationalise BT’s fixed line network to provide free full-fibre broadband for the country should it win the upcoming general election. The party has said that it will nationalise Openreach, along with parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer and that the move will be […]

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