Pay TV Operators


Multimedia Polska sees solid subscriber growth

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska had 1.45 million revenue-generating units at the end of the second quarter, up 14% year-on-year. Triple play customers numbered over 100,000 for the first time, up 9% year-on-year, while double play customers numbered 238,000. Multimedia Polska recorded 1.99 services sold per customer at the end of the quarter, up from […]

Cyfra Plus launches new premium packages

Polish pay TV operator Cyfra Plus has today launched a new high-end package, Canal+ HBO Superpremium, with 119 channels including 24 movie channels. All the Canal Plus and HBO premium channels are included, along with their HD versions and Canal Plus and HBO On Demand subscription VOD services. The package will be available for a […]

CNBC launches connected TV app for EMEA

CNBC has launched its first connected TV app for the EMEA region. The CNBC Real-Time TV app gives users access to content from the business and financial news broadcaster’s TV and online platforms via connected TVs and Blu-ray players from Panasonic, Philips and Samsung. The app is also available on Virgin Media’s TiVo platform in […]

Tele Columbus names new finance chief

German cable operator Tele Columbus has named Frank Posnanski as chief financial officer. Posnanski, who takes over from Paul Taaffe, was previously chief financial officer and CEO of Digital Identification Solutions, and has also worked for Kabel BW. The operator has also named Maik Emmermann to the new position of chief marketing and sales officer. […]

France sees high-speed growth

France had 555,000 very high-speed internet subscribers out of a total of 22 million fixed broadband subs at the end of the second quarter, according to telecom regulator ARCEP. The regulator’s latest survey showed that FTTH subscribers grew from 138,000 in March to 155,000 in June, while other very high-speed subscribers (overwhelmingly cable subs) grew […]

Visiware launches PlayAlong

France-based interactive TV games provider Visiware has launched PlayAlong, a new platform designed to allow TV viewers to play TV games simultaneously using their computer, smartphone or digital tablet. PlayAlong provides a multi-player platform including management tools and applications, allowing multimedia producers to initiate live or pre-recorded interactivity, modify quiz questions in real time and […]

Jackson reportedly quits as SeeSaw chairman

Former Channel 4 CEO Michael Jackson has reportedly quit his role as chairman of struggling online video-on-demand service SeeSaw. Criterion Capital Partners, the owner of social networking site Bebo, acquired a 75% stake in SeeSaw from transmission services provider Arqiva in July. The private equity group’s agreement with Arqiva included a clause that it had […]

Al Jazeera Sports chooses Newtec

Broadcaster Al Jazeera Sports Channels will use technology from satellite communication specialist Newtec and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) to receive its multimedia content. Aljazeera has invested in several Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (MENOS) TV interactive terminals from Newtec. The technology will be used to receive TV and data from key sporting events. […]

MTG launches pay TV on connected TVs

Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched a pay TV service on Samsung connected TVs. The Nordic-based broadcaster’s Viaplay on-demand platform is now available to Samsung Smart TV and Internet@TV owners across the Nordic region. Viaplay offers premium live sports coverage, thousands of blockbuster movies, TV series and catch-up services on various connected devices including computers, […]

Walt Disney strikes download deals for France

The Walt Disney Company is to make a raft of its hit US series available for download in France one day after their US premiere. This comes as the international distribution arm of the Hollywood studio has struck a deal with a raft of platforms to make shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Body of Proof, […]