Pay TV Operators

Studio Universal launches in 47 African countries

Universal Networks has signed a carriage deal with African pay TV operator MultiChoice that will see its Studio Universal movie channel reach 47 countries across the continent. Studio Universal will be available on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in the Premium and Compact bouquets. The channel airs blockbuster and comedy movies and offers a range of themed […]

VimpelCom chooses Motorola for set-tops

Russian telco VimpelCom has selected Motorlola Mobility to supply new set-top boxes for its Beeline IPTV customers. Motorola said the VIP2202 and VIP2262 set-tops allow operators to expand their subscriber base and grow ARPU by offering consumers rich home entertainment experiences such as personal video recording (with the VIP2262 model), time shifting, electronic programming guides and […]

Liberty Global launches online catch-up with thePlatform

European cable operator Liberty Global is launching an online catch-up service using thePlatform’s TV Everywhere solution Liberty Global, which operates cable networks in 14 countries, will offer the online service to its paid subscribers. White label video publishing company thePlatform will provide the back end video management system. thePlatform’s, cloud-based, mpx system will serve as […]

Orange launches new mobile TV offering

Mobile phone operator Orange is launching a raft of new services for customers in the UK including free Sky Sports and access to a range of free-to-air channels. The operator is launching the offer – titled Swapables – to customers of its top tariff Panther and it includes access to channels including Sky Sports, Sky […]

Cyfra Plus launches 3D adult channel

Poland’s Cyfra Plus has today launched a new adult package that will offer the Hustler HD 3D channel. EXXXtra will cost PLN21 (€5) per month and will offer various HD programming as well as Hustler HD 3D. It joins RelaXXX as the pay TV operator’s second adult package. Sapphire Media International’s Hustler HD 3D launched […]

France 24 Entertains in Germany

France 24 has expanded its distribution in Germany by signing a carriage deal with Deutsche Telekom. The English version of the channel is now available on Entertain, Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV platform. The deal will bring France 24 to an additional 1.3 million German households, taking its footprint in the country to over 20 million homes. […]

TV Genius partners with Netgem

Content discovery specialist TV Genius has announced partnerships with technology and software companies Netgem and Marmalade in a move it said would enhance consumers’ content discovery experience across different devices and into the connected home. Red Bee Media-owned TV Genius has teamed up with connected home specialist Netgem to combine its Content Discovery Platform with […]

Freesat takes customers from Sky to pass two million

UK free-to-air satellite service Freesat has passed two million sales since its launch three years ago. The latest figures released by Freesat show that 47% of its customers to date this year have switched from pay TV service provider BSkyB. Freesat claims to be the fastest growing platform in the UK, adding 88,000 homes in […]

Swisscom boosts multiscreen channel line-up

Swisscom is boosting the channel line-up on its IPTV and mobile TV platforms.
 The telco is adding two new HD channels, ORF 1 HD and ORF 2 HD, along with SD channels 3+, Collection, Rai Sport 2 and Boing, to its Swisscom IPTV service. The addition of Austrian public broadcaster ORF’s two HD channels takes […]

MTS sees pay TV base flatline

Quad-play service provider MTS has seen its Russian pay TV subscriber base fall slightly year-on-year, which the company said was due to its redefining the subscriber base of acquired companies in line with its own practices. MTS had 2.637 million pay TV customers at the end of June, down 0.1% year-on-year. The company’s fixed-line broadband […]