Pay TV Operators

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 […]

Pace supplying DVB-T2 boxes for MultiChoice GOtv

UK set-top provider Pace is supplying boxes to MultiChoice Africa to support the launch of GOtv, MultiChoice’s new digital-terrestrial pay TV service for sub-Saharan Africa. The GOtv service is being delivered to customers via Pace’s next generation set-top boxes, capable of receiving DVB-T2 standard transmissions. Pace set-top boxes have so far supported the launch of […]

UPC Austria tops 1Gbps broadband speed

UPC Austria has become the latest cable operator to trial broadband speeds in excess of 1Gbps. In a field trail, the company achieved a maximum broadband speed of 1.3Gbps. It follows Finish operator DNA’s 1.58Gbps trial last month, which it claimed to be a world record. In July, UK cable operator Virgin Media successfully delivered […]

Food Network launches in Ireland

The Food Network has launched in Ireland after the Scripps Network Interactive-run broadcaster struck a deal with cable operator UPC Ireland. The channel will be available to all of UPC’s digital subscribers and will air series including Chopped, Barefoot Contessa, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and 30 Minute Meals. “We’re really pleased to add UPC Ireland […]