Pay TV Operators


Cyfrowy Polsat revenues up on Telewizja Polsat acquisition

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat ended June with 3.47 million DTH customers, an increase of 209,000 year-on-year. The number of broadband customers reached 43,000 and mobile telephony sub numbers increased by 89,000 to 130,000. Second quarter revenue amounted to PLN629 million (€152 million), up 67% on second quarter 2010 figures, which Polsat attributed to […]

MegaFon to look again at Akado

Russian mobile operator MegaFon will look again at the possible acquisition of cable operator Akado later this month after failing to agree on a price in previous negotiations, according to local reports. According to business daily Vedomosti, citing sources close to the company’s board, in July MegaFon discussed the possible acquisition of Akado for an […]

Multimedia Polska offers free broadband for all

Multimedia Polska is offering free broadband to all customers. The Polish cable operator has also added a new music channel to its line-up. Multimedia is offering all subscribers a 1Mbps broadband connection for no extra charge. It has also reduced the price of its 20Mbps service to PLN59 (€14.25). The operator has also added youth-oriented […]

B.net adds DanceTrippin as Nat Geo Music shuts down

Croatian cable operator B.net has added DanceTrippin TV to its channel line-up. DanceTrippin will replace Nat Geo Music in B.net’s offering. The latter channel, owned by Fox International Channels Italy, officially closed down yesterday, and is likely to be replaced at a later date by an alternative channel from Fox.

Kabel BW offers quad-play

Kabel BW has launched two new quad play offerings combining TV, internet, fixed line and mobile telephony services. Priced at €49.90, the CleverAll Classic package offers over 200 TV channels, including eight HD channels, 32Mbps broadband, flat rate calls to German landlines and up to five mobile SIM cards that offer free calls to other […]

A1 Telekom Austria chooses T-VIPS for OB network

Contribution technology provider T-VIPS’ JPEG2000 video gateway, the TVG450, has been deployed by A1 Telekom Austria as part of its new fleet of outside broadcast vans. A1 is using the TVG450 to provide video contribution services on behalf of public broadcaster ORF from venues throughout Austria. The primary use of the OB vans is to […]

MultiChoice DTT service launches in Zambia and Uganda

African digital-terrestrial pay TV service provider GOtv has launched in Lusaka, Zambia and Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda. MultiChoice-owned GOtv is offering a range of pay and free-to-air channels covering news, kids, documentaries, series, sports and movies using the DVB-T2 technology system, which allows for about 20 standard channels per frequency. Services are delivered via […]

Canal Plus grows base as Vivendi confirms outlook

Canal Plus France added 96,000 net subscriptions in the year to June. The pay TV company posted revenues for the first half of this year of €2.392 billion, up 2.8%. Canal Plus Group (which includes StudioCanal as well as the French and overseas pay TV operations) posted EBITA of €495 million for the first half, […]

UPC Czech boosts HD line up

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic has expanded its channel line-up with the addition of the Spektrum HD and FilmBox Family HD channels. Spektrum HD offers documentary programming covering genres including science, adventure, travel, history and wildlife. FilmBox Family HD airs family oriented movies between 08:00 and 22:00. It will join Filmbox, Filmbox Extra and Filmbox […]

Lagardère unlikely to IPO Canal Plus stake anytime soon

French media group Lagardère is unlikely to launch an IPO of its 20% stake in pay TV group Canal Plus France in current market conditions, according to chief financial officer Dominique D’Hinnin. D’Hinnin told financial daily Les Echos that the company was still willing to sell but that a public offering was probably not feasible […]