Pay TV Operators


Sundance Channels launches VOD in Poland

Sundance Channel is launching a high definition video-on-demand service through Polish pay TV operator UPC Polska. The international arm of the Robert Redford-founded arts and culture network will launch a raft of independent movies and series through its Sundance Channel On Demand platform. Movies will include Screw Cupid, Tiny Furniture and documentary Sex Magic and […]

Volia launches Hypervelocity

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is giving its broadband subscribers the ability to upgrade their internet services for a limited period an additional charge of  regardless of the package they subscribe to. The service, Hypervelocity, allows 2Mbps and 10Mbps customers to boost their speeds up to 38Mbps while DOCSIS 3.0 customers with up to 30Mbps can […]

UPC Slovakia’s HD line-up hits ten

UPC Slovakia has added HD channel JOJ HD to its line-up. The channel airs various international series, including the CSI: franchise, Bones, Dexter and Glee. UPC’s digital network offers 10 HD channels – Discovery HD, National Geographic HD, History HD, Eurosport HD, ČT HD, Spektrum HD, HBO HD, FilmBox HD, FilmBox HD+ a JOJ HD.

Zattoo launches pay TV service in Germany

Switzerland-based online TV service provider Zattoo has launched a pay TV option, Zattoo Plus, in Germany and Switzerland. In Germany, Zattoo is offering a €9.90 subscription service, renewable each month. Zattoo is offering seven channels: Auto Motor and Sport Channel, Planet, FuelTV, Outdoor Sports Channel, Deutsches Musik Fernsehen, Body In Balance and Yourfamily Dabei. Jan […]

YouSee reveals plans as TV2 set to become pay TV service

Danish cable operator YouSee, part of telecom provider TDC, is to continue offering TV2 as part of its basic package when the channel becomes a pay TV service next year. TV2’s move to a pay TV service follows a decision by the Danish parliament on funding for the publicly-owned service. YouSee and other distributors will […]

Vodafone plans TV-over-LTE rollout

Vodafone Deutschland is to turn on its LTE network in its home city of Düsseldorf this month as part of a plan to expand its LTE network throughout Germany and include TV as part of the offering. Vodafone is currently deploying a hybrid set-top delivering IPTV and interactive services via DSL as well as TV […]

Digiturk to deliver VOD services with Motive technology

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk is using hybrid technology provider Motive’s Television Anytime on-demand TV software. Set-tops supplied by Sagemcom, which signed a deal with Motive to include its technology in its boxes last year, will deliver services that could include auto-recording, push-VOD over satellite and IP, and pull VOD. Field trials with first batch […]

Latvian regulator closes Lattelecom DTT case

Latvia’s competition regulator has closed the file on its case against telecom operator Lattelecom for abuse of its market position. The case had originally arisen from complaints made by Lattelecom’s rivals in the pay TV business, Viasat, TV3, Izzi and Baltkom, alleging abuse of a dominant positing in the market and illegal cross-subsidy following its […]

MTS names marketing chief

Russian quad-play service provider MTS has named Vasily Latsanych as vice-president of marketing. Latsanych was previously director-general of MTS Ukraine. He replaces Mikhail Gerchuk, who is taking on a new role within the group. Separately, MTS has completed the building of a fibre-to-the-building network in the city of Engels in the Saratov region of the […]

Ono fleshes out TiVo plans

Spanish cable operator Ono has revealed that its TiVo platform will be available from October. Ono’s fibre subscribers will be charged €10 per month for the TiVo service, which will be available initially in Madrid, then Barcelona, before rolling out across the rest of its fibre network. TiVo by Ono will offer 12 HD channels, […]