Pay TV Operators

M7 strikes satellite distribution deal with BBC Studios

Canal+-owned M7 Group has struck a multi-year capacity deal with BBC Studios for the HD satellite distribution of BBC Earth in CEE and Turkey, excluding Poland. Under the deal, the Luxembourg-based outfit will deliver BBC Studios with a comprehensive full-service satellite contribution solution via THOR 5 at 1 degree West, including multiplexing, encoding, encryption and uplinking. It […]

Astro taps Airties for WiFi

Malaysian pay TV operator Astro has tapped WiFi technology specialist Airties to provide software and services to support broadband subscribers across its fibre footprint.     Astro serves 5.6 million homes or 72% of Malaysian TV households. In addition to pay TV, it provides a standalone fibre broadband service as an Internet Service Provider, with speeds of […]

PCTV extends coverage with Eutelsat

PCTV, the headend-in-the-sky subsidiary of Mexican cable operator Megacable Comunicaciones, has boosted its capacity on satellite operator Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 117 West A satellite through a multi-year agreement. Further strengthening a decade-long partnership between PCTV and Eutelsat, this new agreement also expands PCTV’s Video services from Mexico to countries across the Latin American region. PCTV is […]

Altice Studio to shut down

Altice Studio, the cinema and series channel operated by the media arm of the Altice Group in France, is to cease broadcasting on March 22. The channel, which is currently provided by Altice’s SFR service provider unit for €5 a month for SFR and Red by SFR subscribers, had earlier withdrawn from other platform including […]

MásMóvil sees revenues, subscribers and earnings grow

Spanish service provider MásMovíl saw its service revenues grow by 19% last year to €2.647 billion, while its EBITDA grew by 26% to €1.199 billion. The company ended the year with 15.3 million customers, up 5%. Of those, 9.3 million are post-paid mobile customers while 3.3 million are fixed broadband customers. MásMovíl owns the Euskaltel […]

Serie A chiefs play down Sky acquisition report

Lega Serie A president Lorenzo Casini and CEO Luigi de Siervo played down reports that the league is mulling a partial or complete acquisition of Sky Italia at a press conference following their meeting yesterday. La Stampa had earlier reported that De Siervo would present a plan for a possible acquisition of Sky’s sports division […]

Lega Serie A mulls bid to acquire Sky Italia

Italy’s Lega Serie A is reportedly mulling a bid to acquire all or part of the country’s leading pay TV operator Sky Italia. In news first reported by La Stampa, the bid is being proposed by Serie A boss Luigi de Siervo at a meeting of Serie A clubs today, with the aim of building […]

Western European pay-TV revenues to fall $5 billion by 2028

Western European pay-TV revenues is expected to decline by nearly $5 billion between 2022 and 2028, reports Digital TV Research. According to the media research outfit, the decline between 2022 and 2028 is a 18% drop to $22 billion. Digital TV Research pointed this to a 7% loss of pay TV subscribers and as of result revenues will […]

Telefónica faces €6 million fine for DTS case

Spanish market regulator the CNMC has sanctioned Telefónica a fine of €6 million following a breach of commitments it made when it acquired pay TV operators DTS in 2015. The CNMC authorised the acquisition of DTS following a series of commitments proposed by the Spanish telco which were made valid until April 2020. The commitments […]

Malaysia’s Astro launches Viu app on platform

Malaysian pay TV provider Astro has expanded its streaming service offering with the addition of the Viu app on the platform. Viu delivers Asian entertainment that includes a slate of Korean, Thai and Indonesian dramas joined by Viu Original series, Korean variety shows and more upcoming local titles. Astro customers can access Viu on multi-screens […]