Pay TV Operators

BT Vision additions reach two year high

BT added 41,000 BT Vision customers between July and September, the highest quarterly rise for more than two years. The additions mean the telco ended September with a total of 639,000 BT Vision customers. The quarter also proved successful for BT ‘s high-speed broadband offering BT Infinity, with 88,000 new customers signing up. Total subscribers […]

Numericable catches up with Turner

French cable operator Numericable has added four Turner channels to its catch-up platform. The channels include kids’ networks Boomerang, Boing and Cartoon Network, and film channel TCM. Customers will need to subscribe to the relevant packages to be able to view the channels via Numericable’s catch-up service. Boing and Cartoon Network are available in the […]

Pay TV drives PT revenue growth

Third quarter revenues from Portugal Telecom’s residential customer segment increased 5% year on-year thanks to pay TV and broadband growth. The telco ended September with 974,000 Meo pay TV subs after adding 55,000 customers in the third quarter. The total subscriber base is 26.7% bigger than at the same period a year earlier and PT […]

BBC Worldwide Channels renews Red Bee deal

Broadcast services provider Red Bee Media has renewed a multi-year deal with BBC Worldwide channels, to provide broadcast services for a suite of channels across Europe and South Africa. Red Bee Media will continue to provide end-to-end, file-based media management and playout services for eight BBC Worldwide channels from its facilities in London. The channels […]

TF1 using Elemental for multiscreen delivery

Multiscreen content delivery specialist Elemental Technologies has announced that French broadcast group TF1 Group is using Elemental Live to support delivery of live and catch-up content for the multiplatform MYTF1 service. MYTF1 is accessible through mobile applications, IPTV services and various websites. TF1 is using Elemental Live to create the content delivered through MYTF1 portals. […]

Poland set for DTH merger

Polish media company ITI and its subsidiary TVN have agreed to form a strategic partnership with pay TV group Canal Plus. The deal will see TVN and Canal Plus merging their pay TV activities to create a common DTH platform with a subscriber base in excess of 2.5 million. TVN is expected to combine its […]

Al Jazeera launches sports streaming service

Middle Eastern broadcaster Al Jazeera is launching a digital streaming sports service. The company will air over 13,000 live events per year on the site, which will include content across all of its Al Jazeera Sports TV channels as well as its entire comprehensive rights portfolio. The service, which will launch online as well […]

KDG launches new set-top with NDS

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has launched a new HD set-top box using various technologies from NDS. The new Sagemcom box includes NDS MediaHighway software, VideoGuard conditional access, an NDS VOD solution and a customised electronic programme guide. Yves Padrines, vice-president of sales Europe and general manager NDS said: “Through this new offering, Kabel Deutschland […]

Zon launches online platform

Portuguese cable operator Zon Multimedia is launching an online TV service offering linear and on-demand viewing on broadband connected PCs. The service will also roll out to iPads soon. Zon Online will offer 33 channels and approximately 1,000 VOD titles at launch. The service will also enable customers to schedule DVR recordings, view the EPG […]

Stofa acquires Canal Digital Denmark

Danish cable operator Stofa has acquired Telenor’s Danish cable TV network Canal Digital. The deal has an enterprise value of DKK51 million (€7 million) and has been financed with available liquid assets in Stofa. “We are very pleased to be able to carry out this acquisition which opens up significant synergies with our existing operations […]