Pay TV Operators

Kabel Deutschland on track to meet targets

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) remains on track to meet its targets for the year after recording solid revenue-generating unit and revenue growth for the first quarter, according to CEO Adrian von Hammerstein. KDG recorded 12.835 million revenue-generating units at the end of the quarter, up 596,000 year-on-year. Premium TV subscriptions numbered 1.317 million, […]

Sky will show 3D Lion King

BSkyB will transmit a 3D version of Disney movie The Lion King on its 3D channel. Disney is launching  a 3D version of the film in movie theaters through September. UK pay TV operator Sky will then transit the 3D version on its TV channel in December and the regular 2D version will be screened […]

DStv launches low-cost mobile TV for Kenya

South Africa-based pay TV operator DStv has launched a low-cost mobile TV offering for Kenya. Subscribers will able to access the service via laptops, iPads and PCs via a dedicated decoder, the Drifta, for KES440 (€3.23) a month, according to local reports. DStv faces competition in the Kenyan market from low-cost service provider Wananchi.

Kabel BW upgrades Ravensburg

German cable operator Kabel BW has upgraded its network in Ravensburg in southern Baden-Württemberg. The upgrade of the former Tele Columbus network in Ravensburg will make high-speed internet and digital TV services available to a further 1,100 households in the southern German state. The operator says that all its products will be available across its […]

Sky Italia angry at extension of soccer probe

News Corp-backed Sky Italia has reacted angrily to the extension of an investigation into the Italian pay TV operator’s soccer rights. Italy’s competition regulator said yesterday that it will broaden the scope of its review of Sky’s soccer rights ownership to include rights to the Champions League competition. It had previously been focused on rights […]

Telekom Austria’s TV growth continues

Telekom Austria ended June with 174,800 A1TV customers. That means the telco increased its IPTV subscriber base by 41.1% year-on-year. Telekom Austria said customer up-take of high-value broadband offerings counteracted the loss of fixed net voice minutes and resulted in a slower decline of average revenues per line (ARPL), which dropped to €32.40 in the […]

UPC Netherlands expands digital channel offering

Cable operator UPC Netherlands has expanded its offering of digital channels. UPC has added Animal Planet HD, BBC One HD and Fox Life HD to its HD offering, taking the total number of HD channels to 27. In addition to BBC digital channels BBC3 and BBC4, UPC is now also offering BBC kids channels Cbeebies […]

Numericable to offer broadband to all TV customers

French cable operator Numericable is planning to offer broadband internet access to all its customers, giving pay TV-only subscribers the chance to take a 5Mbps service at no extra charge, according to local reports. Numericable will offer the service via its digital set-tops, allowing it to offer web-based interactive TV services direct to TVs, including […]

DNA launches pay TV on terrestrial network

Finnish telco and pay TV provider DNA is launching pay TV services hitherto only available on cable on the country’s digital-terrestrial network. DNA is providing SD and HD channels, including its Mix HD package, an eight-channel offering that can be tailored to the tastes of particular subscribers. DNA is offering a selection of its pay […]

Orange France launches premium Arabic channels bouquet

Orange has launched an eleven channel package of channels for Arabic viewers. The French pay TV operator has introduced a premium bouquet that includes Al Alan TV, Melody Aflam and Murr TV and costs €11.90 a month. Four of the channels are already available in the basic Arabe package of channels, which costs Orange subs […]