Pay TV Operators


Rostelecom signs strategic partnership with Sagemcom

Russian service provider Rostelecom has signed an agreement with France-based decoder provider Sagemcom to cooperate in the development and production of multimedia equipment. The pair will jointly develop, poroduce and distribute consumer devices in Russia under the Rostelecom brand, providing access to broadband internet and digital TV services. Separately, Rostelecom’s Urals division has launched the […]

Numericable adds ESPN America HD

French cable operator Numericable has added ESPN America HD to its line-up. The service, which offers sports including Major League Baseball, NFL football and NCAA basketball, is available on Numericable’s channel 160. Numericable said it now offered 25 channels in full HD on its platform.

Akado acquires Leningrad operator

Russian service provider Akado has acquired Leningrad region cable operator Sertolovskoe Televidenie, according to local reports. Sertolovskoe Televidenie covers 11,000 homes in and around Sertolovo, to the north of St Petersburg, with 6,600 subscribers. Akado aready owns a number of subsidiaries in St Petersburg and the Leningrad region, with around 52,000 subscribers.

Sky Deutschland inks movie deal with Tele München


German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has agreed a new movie deal with German studio Tele München Group (TMG). The deal expands an existing agreement between the two and gives the News Corp-backed pay TV operator rights to make TMG movies available on its on-demand Sky Anytime service and Sky Go, its OTT service that […]

Telenor Broadcast sees Canal Digital subs continue to fall

Telenor continued to lose subscribers across its pay TV platforms during the third quarter while revenues from its Broadcast division also declined. Telenor’s Canal Digital DTH platform lost 6,000 customers during the quarter, ending September with 973,000 subs, compared with 1,025,000 a year earlier. This was an improvement on the same quarter a year ago, […]

Deutsche Telekom satellite TV offering passes 50,000

Deutsche Telekom’s new satellite TV service has signed up about 50,000 customers in its first six weeks, according to local press. Deutsche Telekom marketing chief Christian Illek told the Reuters news service that the operator was pleased with the progress of the satellite version of the Entertain service. He said the figures were at the […]

KPN increases TV market share

Dutch telco and pay TV operator KPN saw an increase in its television market share, but saw revenues across the company reduced. The company, which operates the Interatieve IPTV brand as well as digital terrestrial television service Digitenne, recorded a drop in revenues of 3.4% to €3.26 billion, delivering third quarter financial results that were […]

MTS acquires Tatarstan cable TV leader

Russian service provider MTS has acquired 100% of the capital of Tatarstan cable TV leader TVT. MTS acquired TVT, which provides cable TV, broadband internet and telephony services to 15 cities across the republic, for approximately US$163 million (€117 million) excluding net debt of about US$17 million. TVT has about 500,000 subscribers, with a 71% […]

Freesat adds Argos TV

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added the Argos TV shopping channel to its line-up. Freesat has also confirmed that it will add Chinese news service CCTV-News  to its line-up later this month. The Chinese service will be available on channel 211 on the platform. Argos TV, the shopping channel launched by the UK retail […]

Cartel office extends Kabel BW review, Liberty offers concessions



The German cartel office has extended its review into Liberty Global’s proposed takeover of German cabler Kabel BW. Liberty, meanwhile, has offered unspecified concessions to help push the deal through.
 The cartel office will issue its preliminary review of the deal within days, after which Liberty and Kabel BW can make an official response. The […]