Pay TV Operators


Integan chooses Teleste for 1.2GHz upgrade

Cable technology outfit Teleste has been chosen as a vendor for cable network operator Integan’s upgrade project in Belgium. The agreement covers the deployment of 700 of Teleste’s AC8810 intelligent 1.2GHz nodes, which will be delivered during the next two years, starting in September 2018. Owned by the local municipalities in the area of Antwerp, […]

Nordic Entertainment Group launches new corporate branding

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched new corporate branding that is designed to reflect its ambitions to provide “the best and broadest entertainment experiences in the Nordic region and beyond.” The move comes ahead of NENT Group’s previously announced split from MTG, with each to operate as a separate organisation from 1 July. “The […]

Ligue 1 chief ‘not worried’ by Mediapro’s Italian woes

Didier Quillot, the director-general of the French professional football league, has said he is “not worried” by Mediapro’s loss of Serie A football rights in Italy and has said that the respective situations in Italy and France are “not comparable”. Speaking to on the edges of the league’s general assembly last Friday. Quillot said that […]

Türksat taps Teleste for headend

Turkish pay TV operator Türksat has tapped Finnish broadband technology specialist Teleste to provide its Luminato digital headend in partnership with the Finnish company’s local reseller. Telest will provide Türskast with a platform for the delivery of services over cable, OTT TV and IPTV with live content processing. According to Teleste, one single RU Luminato […]

Telecom Italia chief welcomes regulator’s move on network separation

Telecom Italia CEO Amos Genish has welcomed a decision by communications regulator AGCOM to launch a public consultation on the telco’s plans for the separation of its network arm. Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting for the presentation of the company’s annual report, Genish said that he was nevertheless concerned about moves to push […]

Telefónica chief outlines transformation agenda

Telefónica stands at a “unique” and “extraordinary” juncture, characterised by disruption, and needs to continue its successful transformation from a voice-based phone company to a digital technology company to prosper in the new age, according to executive chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete. “Today, the biggest distributor of content in the world does not generate a single […]

BT CEO Gavin Patterson to step down later this year

BT Group chief executive Gavin Patterson is due to step down later this year with the company claiming new leadership is needed following recent poor results. BT said it expects to have a new CEO in place during the second half of the year with Patterson set to continue in the role until a replacement […]

Cyfrowy Polsat and Netia unveil joint marketing initiative

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat and fixed-line service provider Netia are launching their first joint marketing initiatives since Cyfrowy Polsat agreed to take a minority stake in the operator in December. Cyfrowy Polsat and mobile arm Plus will offer Netia services with a discount available for SmartDOM subscribers. The pay TV operator will provide […]

Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

Amazon Prime Video has broken the hold of Sky and BT on the English Premier League by securing the rights to air two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights. Amazon will exclusively live-stream the matches for three years from the 2019-20 season. The matches, and […]

BeIN Media to distribute sports channels on Etisalat

Qatar-based BeIN Media has struck a deal with UAE service provider Etisalat to distribute its four dedicated sports channels live with coverage of the FIFA World Cup in the UHD format for the first time. The agreement means that Etisalat’s eLife subscribers will be able to view BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from […]

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