Pay TV Operators


UPC Poland launches commercial premises pack, adds to Horizon Go line-up

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has launched a new offering aimed at pubs and restaurants that includes a range of sports, music, kids and other content from PLN50 (€11.80). The Biznes TV package offers 30 channels including sports services Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD and SportKlub HD, music services 4Fun.TV, MTV Polska HD, […]

Deutsche Telekom names new brand chief

Deutsche Telekom has named Ulrich Klenke as chief brand officer, succeeding Hans-Christian Schwingen, who is leaving the company. Klenke, who, like Schwingen will report to Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges, is a former CEO of advertising agency Ogilvy and more recently worked as a consultant for Volkswagen. He previously worked for Daimler, Chrysler, Jeep and […]

Adult channel Vivid Red HD to launch on Nova in Greece

Greek digital satellite pay TV operator Nova has signed a distribution deal with adult entertainment company Gamma Broadcast Group. The deal will see Gamma’s Vivid Red HD adult channel made available to Nova’s pay TV subscribers. Nova is one of Greece’s largest home entertainment and communication services bundlers. Its products range from the Nova Energy […]

Mediaset bars Simon Fiduciaria from EGM after court rules against Vivendi

Mediaset has barred Simon Fiduciaria, holder of a 19.19% stake in the company, from attending a crucial EGM today after the Lazio regional administrative court (TAR) rejected an appeal by Vivendi to overturn Italian regulator AGCOM’s ruling preventing it from exercising voting rights held in trust through the outfit. Mediaset said that its board and […]

Euskaltel names new technology chief

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named Ángel Olabuenaga Burón as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jon Ander de las Fuentes Inchausti. Olabuenaga has previously worked for companies including Deloitte, Telefónica Data España and Electrolux. Most recently he was CFO, Latin America for wind turbine group Vestas. Ander de las Fuentes has served as […]

Vivendi in legal move to unblock voting rights ahead of Mediaset EGM

Vivendi has asked an Italian regional administrative court (TAR) to unblock voting rights on the two thirds of its stake in Mediaset held by a trust ahead of Mediaset’s crucial shareholders’ EGM on Friday. The French media outfit last week asked the TAR to suspend a ruling by regulator AGCOM that prevents it from exercising […]

Canal+ Polska names new programming chief

Polish pay TV operator Canal+ Polska has named Małgorzata Seck as its new vice-president of programming. Seck will take over responsibilities currently held by Canal+ Polska chief executive Edyta Sadowska, who combined that role with that of vice-president of programming. Seck was previously director of television and content at Orange Polska, where she was responsible […]

Cord-cutting hits Europe as global pay TV numbers slide

Cord-cutting has begun to hit Europe, with the EMEA region contributing losses of 660,000 pay TV subscribers to an overall global decline of over two million in Q3 2019, according to the latest Multiscreen Index for Informitv. According to the report, pay TV services providers globally lost 2.09 million subscribers in the quarter. While the […]

Ofcom unveils plans to supercharge UK fibre, close down copper network

UK regulator Ofcom has unveiled new plans to accelerate the slow rollout of fibre, including caps to what BT’s infrastructure arm, Openreach, can charge for access in urban areas combined with incentives for the infrastructure player to invest in rural areas. Opening a consultation on its review of the wholesale fixed telecoms market, Ofcom also […]

Eleven Sports picks up Portuguese and Polish rights to Spanish Super Cup

International sports network Eleven Sports has picked up rights to this week’s controversial Spanish Super Cup for Poland and Portugal. Eleven Sports will bring live, exclusive and coverage of the competition to the countries.  The tournament will see Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia compete in the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in […]