Pay TV Operators


Vodafone plans TV-over-LTE rollout

Vodafone Deutschland is to turn on its LTE network in its home city of Düsseldorf this month as part of a plan to expand its LTE network throughout Germany and include TV as part of the offering. Vodafone is currently deploying a hybrid set-top delivering IPTV and interactive services via DSL as well as TV […]

Digiturk to deliver VOD services with Motive technology

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk is using hybrid technology provider Motive’s Television Anytime on-demand TV software. Set-tops supplied by Sagemcom, which signed a deal with Motive to include its technology in its boxes last year, will deliver services that could include auto-recording, push-VOD over satellite and IP, and pull VOD. Field trials with first batch […]

Latvian regulator closes Lattelecom DTT case

Latvia’s competition regulator has closed the file on its case against telecom operator Lattelecom for abuse of its market position. The case had originally arisen from complaints made by Lattelecom’s rivals in the pay TV business, Viasat, TV3, Izzi and Baltkom, alleging abuse of a dominant positing in the market and illegal cross-subsidy following its […]

MTS names marketing chief

Russian quad-play service provider MTS has named Vasily Latsanych as vice-president of marketing. Latsanych was previously director-general of MTS Ukraine. He replaces Mikhail Gerchuk, who is taking on a new role within the group. Separately, MTS has completed the building of a fibre-to-the-building network in the city of Engels in the Saratov region of the […]

Ono fleshes out TiVo plans

Spanish cable operator Ono has revealed that its TiVo platform will be available from October. Ono’s fibre subscribers will be charged €10 per month for the TiVo service, which will be available initially in Madrid, then Barcelona, before rolling out across the rest of its fibre network. TiVo by Ono will offer 12 HD channels, […]

Multimedia Polska sees solid subscriber growth

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska had 1.45 million revenue-generating units at the end of the second quarter, up 14% year-on-year. Triple play customers numbered over 100,000 for the first time, up 9% year-on-year, while double play customers numbered 238,000. Multimedia Polska recorded 1.99 services sold per customer at the end of the quarter, up from […]

Cyfra Plus launches new premium packages

Polish pay TV operator Cyfra Plus has today launched a new high-end package, Canal+ HBO Superpremium, with 119 channels including 24 movie channels. All the Canal Plus and HBO premium channels are included, along with their HD versions and Canal Plus and HBO On Demand subscription VOD services. The package will be available for a […]

CNBC launches connected TV app for EMEA

CNBC has launched its first connected TV app for the EMEA region. The CNBC Real-Time TV app gives users access to content from the business and financial news broadcaster’s TV and online platforms via connected TVs and Blu-ray players from Panasonic, Philips and Samsung. The app is also available on Virgin Media’s TiVo platform in […]

Tele Columbus names new finance chief

German cable operator Tele Columbus has named Frank Posnanski as chief financial officer. Posnanski, who takes over from Paul Taaffe, was previously chief financial officer and CEO of Digital Identification Solutions, and has also worked for Kabel BW. The operator has also named Maik Emmermann to the new position of chief marketing and sales officer. […]

France sees high-speed growth

France had 555,000 very high-speed internet subscribers out of a total of 22 million fixed broadband subs at the end of the second quarter, according to telecom regulator ARCEP. The regulator’s latest survey showed that FTTH subscribers grew from 138,000 in March to 155,000 in June, while other very high-speed subscribers (overwhelmingly cable subs) grew […]