Pay TV Operators


Sundance TV On Demand launches in Portugal with Altice

Sundance TV On Demand is launching in Portugal as a premium service exclusive to Altice Portugal’s TV platform. The service, with a range movies and series on-demand from AMC Networks International Southern Europe, will be available on Altice’s Meo service for €2.99 a month. Sundance TV On Demand will offer Portuguese viewers access to content […]

Watchdog: investment in Spanish series leapt by 40% in 2017

Investment in series in Spain’s official languages by audiovisual service provider grew by 40% in 2017, according to regulator the CNMC. The watchdog reported that investment in content is Spanish and other European languages not official in Spain accounted for 77% of the country’s total investment in content. Reporting on the way broadcasters and service […]

Orange and France Télévisions providing 8K TV on 5G at Roland Garros

Orange has teamed up with French public broadcaster France Télévisions to air the first live broadcast of matches in 8K over 5G from the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament. The pair have joined forces to air what the say will be the first ever live 8K TV images of matches from the Philippe-Chatrier court, […]

Tele Columbus looks to better tomorrow after tough quarter

German cable operator Tele Columbus has put a brave face on a first quarter that saw both revenue and profit decline, pointing to reduced churn and subscriber growth and confirming financial guidance for the remainder of the year. The operator posted revenues of €120 million, down 2.7%, and normalised EBITDA of €56.8 million, down 13.1%, […]

Zappware Strategy Summit: WIND Hellas reinvents TV experience with UX Focus

A year ago, Greek telco WIND Hellas launched its new multi-screen pay-TV service in Greece. Built and operated by Zappware as a turnkey service, WIND VISION has taken the market by storm, combining DVB and OTT in one hybrid Android TV box and propelling rapid growth. “Our goal was to offer our customers a unique […]

Canal+ acquires M7 Group in €1bn deal

Vivendi-owned Canal+ has agreed to acquire international pay TV operator M7 group from private-equity investor Astorg Partners for just over €1 billion in a move that marks a significant ramping up of the pay TV outfit’s efforts in the international market. Canal+ and M7 Group have complementary European footprints. M7, which turns in revenues of […]

Euskaltel hits back after movie outfit targets P2P IP addresses

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has issued a complaint against film production outfit Venice PI LLC for an alleged breaching data protection legislation after fighting a Bilbao court’s order to hand over IP addresses of people who allegedly shared the content of a movie produced by Venice. Euskaltel filed a complaint with the Agencia Española […]

EQT to buy Melita from Apax and Fortina

Private equity outfit EQT is to buy Maltese cable operator Melita from Apax Partners and Fortina Capital. EQT’s infrastructure unit said it would support Melita’s growth by further upgrading its fixed and mobile networks and opening an additional data centre location on Malta. It will also support Melita’s internationalisation strategy including its recent expansion in […]

Sky Deutschland launches Sky Q Mini and extends app reach

Sky Deutschland is to launch the Sky Q Mini box for second and third TVs and is extending the availability of the Sky Q app for providing a Sky Q experience on other devices to LG smart TVs and the Sony PlayStation 4. Sky, which launched Sky Q in Germany a year ago and has […]

Canal+ and Altice France strike Premier League deal

Canal+ and Altice France have struck an agreement whereby Altice France’s RMC Sport customers will have access to all English Premier League matches for the next three seasons. The deal followed Canal+ regaining the rights to the competition last October. Canal+ said it was “very happy” to be able to offer to its subscribers the […]