Pay TV Operators

US number eight cableco Breezeline launches cloud TV service

The number eight US cable operator, Breezeline, owned by Canada’s Cogeco, has unveiled a new cloud-based TV offering with live TV, DVR, on-demand and popular streaming apps for multiple viewing devices. Breezeline Stream TV is an IP-based service that provides access to apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and Disney+ among others. The service […]

Big SVOD players driving European audiovisual services revenue growth

The top four streaming players accounting for the lion’s share of growth among the top 100 audiovisual players in Europe between 2016-20, according to a new report on media ownership from the European Audiovisual Observatory. The combined audiovisual services revenues of the top 100 audiovisual companies in Europe grew by 7.7% from 2016 to the […]

Cgates taps Synamedia as it targets video services expansion

Lithuanian cable operator Cgates has tapped video tech specialist Synamedia to provide a range of solutions for its pay TV offerings. Synamedia’s tech will support live and time-shifted viewing on set-top boxes and OTT as Cgates grows its offerings. During the first phase of the pair’s engagement, Cgates went live with Synamedia’s virtualised DCM platform to […]

Vodafone Deutschland to include Sky One in GigaTV offering

Vodafone Deutschland has struck an agreement with pay TV provider Sky Deutschland to include the latter’s flagship channel Sky One in its own GigaTV offering. Hitherto, Sky One was only available to Vodafone customers with Sky’s entertainment package. The move means that Vodafone customers with a pay TV package from the service provider will be […]

Sky Deutschland signs major content agreement with LEONINE Studios

Sky Deutschland has agreed a multi-year licensing agreement with LEONINE Studios that will provide the operator with a boost to its content portfolio. The agreement will see Sky Deutschland secure exclusive first pay TV rights and the exclusive SVOD rights for a period of 12 months to the upcoming theatrical feature films and home entertainment […]

Comcast tests Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 modem

Comcast says it has successfully tested a prototype ‘10G modem’ using Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 technology. The lab test saw a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip cable modem built by Broadcom deliver upload and download speeds faster than 4Gbps, powered by what the US service provider describes as 10G network technology. The announcement is the […]

MultiChoice launches new channels for Mozambique and Angola

Pan-African pay TV operator MultiChoice has launched two new TV channels – Maningue Magic and Kwenda Magic – for audiences in Mozambique and Angola respectively. The new Portuguese-language channels will show dramas, telenovelas, local versions of hit reality shows, comedies, dubbed international content and homegrown music on MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv platforms from today. Over […]

Vodafone Spain adds Facebook Watch to set-top line-up

Vodafone España has added Facebook Watch to the line-up of apps available via its set-top boxes. All Vodafone TV customers will be able to access content availale from Facebook at no additional cost via the TV screen. The addition means that subscribers will have a access to Facebook Watch originals such as Emmy Red Table […]

MENA pay TV revenues to drop by US$1.5 billion

Pay TV revenues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are set for a steep decline in the coming years. According to Digital TV Research, pay TV revenues for 20 countries in MENA will fall by 38% between peak year 2016 ($3.84 billion) and 2027 ($2.39 billion). Pay TV revenues for the 13 […]

BT’s potential sports deal with DAZN suits all parties

Less than a year after it confirmed that it was exploring a sale, BT is reportedly approaching a deal to sell off its sports broadcaster, BT Sport, to DAZN for an estimated US$800 million. For BT, the funds would go towards building out its rapidly expanding fibre network across the UK as it faces the […]