Pay TV Operators


Canal+ reportedly eyeing Indonesian free and pay TV investment

Vivendi-owned pay TV outfit Canal+ is in competition with investment outfit Argyle Street Management to secure a stake in Indonesian telco PT Global Mediacom’s TV operations, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, Canal+ is in early stage talks to buy about half of pay TV and high-speed internet unit PT […]

New on-demand service FOXNOW and National Geographic+ to launch in Spain

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has launched FOXNOW, the latest iteration of its VOD strategy, in Spain through an exclusive distribution agreement with Vodafone, with plans to follow up with a launch of the group’s new factual on-demand service National Geographic+. The launch on Vodafone’s network marks the debut of FOXNOW in Europe. The […]

Change at the top for T-Hrvatski Telekom

Davor Tomašković, CEO of T-Hrvatski Telekom, is to leave the Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian telco on April 1 and will be replaced by Konstantinos Nempisa. Tomašković, who has served as CEO of the company since 2014, is to leave T-Hrvatski Telekom and will continue his career outside the Deutsche Telekom group. Nempis comes to T-HT from OTE […]

Turkcell taps Metrological for App Store

Turkish service provider Turkcell has tapped technology outfit Metrological to provide the integrated Turkcell TV App Store that is available to all subscribers of its Turkcell TV+ service. Turkcell  will be provided with a TV App Store personalised for its TV+ subscribers across Turkey. Using Metrological’s Application Platform,  Turkcell can source local and international content […]

Sky to end 10-year involvement in UK cycling

Sky has announced that 2019 will be the final year of its involvement in cycling, drawing to a close an association spanning more than a decade. The move will bring to a conclusion the pay TV operator’s ownership and sponsorship of the successful Team Sky UK cycling team, which will continue to race under a […]

Telefónica rolls out Movistar-Netflix integration

Telefónica has integrated Netflix into its Movistar offering in Spain, allowing customers to access the SVOD service from a single platform and pay via one bill. As of December 11, Movistar’s Fusión Total Plus, Total and Selection subscribers will be able to watch Netflix in HD or Ultra HD quality, with current Movistar customers eligible […]

Vivendi in move to reverse Elliott control of Telecom Italia

Vivendi has taken a step towards forcing a resolution of its battle with hedge fund Elliott Advisors for control of Telecom Italia (TIM) by calling for a shareholders’ meeting to appoint new financial auditors and replace five board members from Elliott’s slate of 10 that the French media giant says were involved in decisions that […]

M7 secures raft of distribution partners in Germany

International pay TV operator M7 Group’s German arm M7 Deutschland has secured distribution agreement with eight new partners from the public utility sector. M7 has struck agreements to distribute its services via the networks of Thüga SmartService, BiTel, K-net Telekommunikation, Stadtwerke Erkrath, OstTelCom, EmslandTel.Net and bn: t Blatzheim Networks Telecom. M7 said its DVB-IP white […]

Meo adds French channels to programming line-up

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has added French public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main domestic channels to its TV offering. Meo has added France 2, France 3 and France 5 in HD to its line-up of channels. The three channels are now available to Meo ADSL and fibre customers in the France TV premium package, […]

Vubiquity teams up with Discover Digital for Zimbabwe deal

Amdocs-owned on-demand aggregator and technology outfit Vubiquity has struck a multi-year deal with payment platform Discover Digital to provide international and local content to service providers in Africa, kicking off with TelOne Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) in Zimbabwe. The deal covers two tiers of subscription content on the Discover Digital Service – On Demand […]

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