Pay TV Operators

ONO hoping for strong TiVo uptake as economy hits results

Spanish cable operator ONO has pre-registered 32,000 customers for its TiVo service, which was soft-launched last month. ONO will roll out the TiVo service across its networks in the coming quarters. The company will be hoping that TiVo will provide a strong marketing tool for its TV services after a difficult third quarter. The company […]

Vodafone reveals German IPTV numbers

Vodafone Germany’s IPTV service has attracted 34,000 customers. The platform launched in February with around 65 channels, including 12 HD channels. Vodafone’s hybrid set-top enables customers to receive the IPTV service while continuing to get analogue cable and DTH delivery. From November 11 the telco will start selling the set-tops to customers who take broadband […]

Analysts positive on TVN’s Canal Plus deal

Analysts have welcomed last week’s deal between TVN and Canal Plus in Poland. The pair agreed to merge their pay TV platforms, ‘n’ and Cyfra Plus, and Canal Plus took a minority stake in TVN’s parent company.
 “These moves are credit positive for TVN as the merger strengthens its competitive position and brings the potential […]

Gilat Satcom and Tvinci launch satellite-based OTT platform

VSAT specialist Gilat Satcom and OTT platform provider Tvinci have launched a duplex satellite-based OTT TV solution. The solution uses Gilat Satcom’s satellite-based connectivity services and Tvinci’s pay OTT platform to deliver TV content to PCs, connected TVs, set-top boxes, tablets and smartphones to regions where broadband connectivity is low. The combined service uses satellite […]

Primacom ups HD output

Germany’s Primacom has added two new HD channels to its line-up. Family channel Anixe HD launched in 2006 and airs cartoons, series and movies. Austrian channel Servus TV HD broadcasts cultural programming. The German cable operator also offers all public HD channels and an additional six private channels in HD. “High definition television is no […]

Belgacom to offer music on-demand from Deezer

Belgacom has struck a deal with on-demand music provider Deezer to offer unlimited access to over 13 million music tracks. Belgacom claims to be the first operator in Belgium to integrate unlimited music subscription to various of its Internet and mobile packs. The Deezer for Belgacom service will be launched in the next few weeks, […]

Lagardère Active reports sales boost

French media group Lagardère increased sales at its TV channels, programme production and distribution and magazines division Lagardère Active in the third quarter. Lagardère Active reported net sales of €267 million in the quarter ending September 30, up 3.9% on a like-for-like basis. The company said ad sales across the channels group, which includes DTT […]

Vodafone Germany offers IPTV without broadband contract

Vodafone’s German IPTV service is being made available to households taking broadband services from rival operators. From November 11, the telco will begun selling its TV Center 1000 set-top without a DSL contract for €299.90. It will offer a ‘money back guarantee’ to customers who take Vodafone internet services at a later date, refunding over […]

Beeline expands with 20 new channels

Vimpelcom-owned Russian IPTV operator Beeline TV has added 20 new channels to its line-up. The expanded offering includes six additional HD channels – Fashion One HD, High Life HD, Travel Channel HD, Trace Sports HD, Kommersant HD and Outdoor Channel HD. The new channels takes Beeline TV’s total line up to 195 channels, 23 of […]

PT’s Meo adds trio of channels

Portugal Telecom’s IPTV service Meo has expanded its line-up with the addition of two lifestyle networks and a music channel. Clubbing TV HD broadcasts videos, interviews and performances from top DJs and club nights 24-hours a day. Fox International Channels’ (FIC) new round-the-clock cooking channel 24kitchen has also launched on Meo, along with female skewing […]