Pay TV Operators

MBC Group switches to Mediagenix for BMS

Leading MENA media company MBC Group has selected Mediagenix to provide its broadcast management systems. Replacing its existing systems, Mediagenix’s WHATS’ON will manage all of MBC’s on-demand services and linear channels in a unified process. MBC Group is home to over 20 leading channels covering the MENA region, and runs Arabic-language streaming platforms Shahid and […]

VOO launches personalisation-focused VOO TV+

Belgian telco VOO has launched a new redesigned TV experience. Dubbed VOO TV+, the operator has entirely redesigned its entertainment platform in a manner that promises a “100% personalised, multiscreen and mobile approach.” VOO TV services include over 70 local and international channels, a catalog of more than 1,500 VOD titles, premium live and on-demand […]

Former Discovery exec Honeycutt in at IBC as chair

John Honeycutt, the former Discovery and Fox exec, has been appointed as the chair of the IBC Council, the event organiser has announced. The industry veteran has been a member of the Council since 2014, and will play a significant role in aiding in the staging of the 2021 IBC show. He succeeds Naomi Climer, […]

Movistar+ launches edutainment app

Movistar+ has announced the launch of a new edutainment app. Sitting within its new Living App, Movistar Campus promises to present a wide range of educational content that will allow users to learn in an entertaining and convenient way.  Movistar said that Campus offers its partners a new channel to “bring their edutainment contents to […]

M6 Group and Orange renew carriage deal, implement segmented advertising

RTL-owned M6 Group has agreed a new deal with Orange for segmented advertising and channel distribution. The first part of the deal sees the pair collaborate on segmented advertising on M6 Group’s channels. The agreement will allow advertisers to combine “the power and quality of TV media” with Orange’s targeting capabilities. These data points include […]

Former Vodafone CEO Colao appointed Italy’s new tech minister

Vittorio Colao, the former CEO of Vodafone Group, has been appointed as Italy’s minister for technological innovation and digital transition. Colao joins the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Mario Draghi, the ex-European Central Bank head who has swept in to calm a country in political chaos following the resignation of Guiseppe Conte. Conte’s coalition […]

O2 handed £10.5 million fine for decade of overcharging customers

Telefónica’s UK mobile operator O2 has been handed a fine of £10.5 million for almost a decade of billing errors which resulted in the overcharging of 140,000 customers. Ofcom opened an investigation into potential issues with the way O2 was billing departing customers in 2019. The regulator said that the fine was reduced from £15 […]

Virgin Media extends free channels offer

As the UK heads into another school holiday period in lockdown, Virgin Media is making a number of premium pay TV channels free for a limited time. The operator said that from 15 February until 16 March, all Virgin TV customers in the UK will be given free access to 22 pay TV channels including […]

Kabelnoord selects Divitel for mesh WiFi solution

Dutch telco Kabelnoord has announced a partnership with tech vendor Divitel. Divitel has provided Kabelnoord with a managed mesh WiFi solution which promises to differentiate its brand from the competition by developing a WiFi service offering. The vendor said that the extenders improve data throughput with up to 60% depending on the specific in-home situation. […]

Freeview and Freesat to integrate

Freeview operator Digital UK will integrate with free-to-air satellite platform Freesat. Digital UK, which is run as a joint venture of the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, said that the move will ensure that viewers continue to have access to a range of free-to-view TV services in the UK, while also benefiting from technical innovations […]