Pay TV Operators

TDS Telecom turns to Evolution Digital for Android TV deployment

US telco TDS Telecom has partnered with Evolution Digital to deploy the latter’s eSTREAM 4K Android TV set-top to its customers. TDS serves nearly 1,000 rural, suburban and metropolitan communities across the US. eSTREAM 4K is an Android TV set-top box that enables viewers to access a range of third-party applications. The vendor’s eDM SaaS […]

United Group hails year of spectacular growth

South-eastern Europe region service provider United Group’s spate of acquisitions saw its annualised revenues almost treble in the year to March to close to €2 billion, with Bulgarian acquisition Vivacom the largest contributor to revenue and EBITDA by some margin. Providing a trading update for 2020 and the first quarter of this year, United Group, […]

Canal+ Polska online arrives on Samsung smart TVs

Canal+ Polska’s online streaming offering is now available on Samsung smart TV’s increasing its reach on the big screen. The group has created a dedicated app for Samsung TVs, with additional functionalities including the ability to switch between channels using the TV remote and create and manage individual user profiles. Canal+ said that the profile […]

Luxembourg’s Eltrona taps Ocilion for IPTV

Luxembourg cable operator Eltrona has chosen Ocilion to provide a turnkey IPTV platform including 4K set top boxes, apps, content and video library. Eltrona, which supplies over 100,000 households and users with its services, will tap Ocilion to provide an IPTV solution including functions such as replay, integrated video library and recording along with channel […]

Free extends its fibre reach with TDF agreement

French service provider Free is to commercialise its service offerings via the networks operated by transmission services provider TDF following an agreement between the latter and IFT, a sister outfit to Free owned by its proprietor Iliad Telecom. TDF has built out a number of fibre networks in less densely populated parts of the country […]

TIM tests satellite internet service to overcome Italy’s digital divide

Italian operator TIM has launched a test of a satellite internet service. The service, utilising Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite, promises to offer TIM landline customers fast internet connectivity even if they are out of the broadband and ultrabroadband network. Italy is notorious for its awkward broadband coverage in rural areas, with the country’s geography often making […]

European Commission considering infringement procedure of Italian media Law

The European Commission is reportedly on the verge of launching an infringement procedure against a controversial media law in Italy, according to la Repubblica. The country previously introduced a law that potentially curbed Canal+ owner Vivendi’s interests in the country. The law was introduced in November 2020 at a time of significant animosity between Vivendi […]

BT launches new 4K HDR set-top box

BT has revealed a new set-top box capable of 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos. BT said that the TV Box Pro is its most advanced STB which is designed to support the next generation of TV viewing. In addition to the higher picture and audio quality, the new box also comes with 1TB of storage […]

Telia launches combined entertainment and 5G+ offering

Nordic telecom operator Telia has launched a new entertainment offering that brings together Netflix, C More and 5G+ mobile connectivity with unlimited data. Telia said that the offering was designed to enable customers to watch movies, series, and entertainment regardless of where they spent their time in the summer. The new service, launched on June […]

Denmark’s Kabelplus implements Remote PHY DAA with Teleste

Danish cable operator Kabelplus has implemented technology provider Teleste’s Remote PHY and video solution. The deployment was carried out in cooperation with a local system integrator Conscia Denmark and is designed to provide Kabelplus an opportunity to expand access throughout the whole of Denmark. Based on Remote PHY technology and a separate auxiliary video core, the […]