Pay TV Operators


A1 Telekom Austria moves forward with international rebrand

A1 Telekom Austria Group’s operating company in the Belarusian market has begun a two-phase rebranding of the local brand Velcom. Initially, the dual brand velcom | A1 will be used, transitioning later this year into the single brand A1. On April 3, the group’s operating company in North Macedonia announced that its local brand Vip […]

Altice France and Free in stand-off over channels

Altice France and Iliad Telecom/Free are engaged in a stand-off over the carriage of the former’s channels by the latter. Altice France said it was pulling its TV channels from Free’s TV platform after the pair failed to strike acceptable carriage terms, despite the intercession of media regulator the CSA as arbitrator. “Despite our position […]

Deutsche Telekom taps MediaKind for Hungarian launch of cloud TV platform

Deutsche Telekom has extended its partnership with technology outfit MediaKind to deploy, support and operate a new multi-tenant next generation cloud TV platform. The first Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to operate this new platform will be Magyar Telekom in Hungary, which plans to migrate most of its subscribers on to it by the end of 2020. […]

Poland’s Inea taps ADB for new advanced TV service

Polish cable operator Inea has tapped ADB to provide its Graphyne2 user interface and set-top boxes for a new HiWay IP and fibre-based advanced pay TV service. ADB said that its solution would enable the operator to further expand its service to mobile devices, offering a multi-screen TV service to its subscribers. Graphyne2 pulls together media […]

UPC Switzerland boosts MySports with TeleTicino deal

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s sports service MySports has extended its cooperation agreement with regional TV channel TeleTicino for another year, giving the service continued live access six qualifying round matches between top ice-hockey teams HC Lugano and HC Ambri-Piotta in the 2019-20 season. “We are proud of the fact that the positive cooperation between MySports […]

Eurochannel launches in Slovenia with A1

European movies and series channel Eurochannel has debuted in Slovenia on Telekom Austria’s A1 Slovenia platform. A1 Slovenia subscribers will be able to view Eurochannel’s programming in a Slovenian localised version. To mark its launch in the country, Eurochannel will offer A1 Slovenia subscribers a selection of more than 80 exclusive European films and TV series. In April, […]

T-Mobile US And Viacom unveil content deal for new mobile video platform

T-Mobile and Viacom in the US have unveiled a landmark deal that will bring Viacom TV channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount to T-Mobile’s new mobile video service, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The agreement will allow T-Mobile to offer live, linear feeds of the Viacom channels as well as […]

UFC launches dedicated TV channel in Russia

A new mixed martial arts channel, UFC TV, is launching in Russia on Rostelecom’s platform. The channel will be available on an exclusive basis on Rostelecom’s interactive TV platform, and will also be available on the service provider’s Wink multimedia platform. Rostelecom’s interactive TV offering reaches 5.2 million homes across the country. The channel will […]

NHK World-Japan extends German reach with Vodafone Deutschland deal

NHK World-Japan, the 24-hour international English-language channel from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, has launched on Vodafone Deutschland’s cable network in Germany. The channel will be available as an unencrypted, free-to-air service in standard definition, available to Vodafone’s 7.6 million cable TV customers across 13 federal states. NHK World-Japan will also from part of Vodafone’s TV […]

Vodafone confident on ultimate approval for Liberty Global deal

Vodafone has told Bloomberg that its proposed US$20.6 billion (€18.4 billion) takeover of Liberty Global’s cable assets in Germany and Eastern Europe is still on track for completion in mid-2019, despite regulatory scrutiny of the deal. The update followed news that the European Commission has sent both companies a statement of objections setting out why […]