Pay TV Operators


Telefónica stakes claim to 5G transmission leadership

Telefónica has staked a claim to be the leader in the use of 5G technology for TV production and distribution in Spain by unveiling details about a number of projects it is working on. The company has now completed four transmissions using the tw o frequency bands currently available for 5G mobile – the 3.5GHz […]

Allente names new CFO

Allente, the joint venture between Telenor and Nordic Entertainment combining the former Canal Digital and Viasat pay TV platforms, has named Helge Ølsen as its new chief financial officer. Ølsen was previously CFO of Telenor Myanmar, having earlier held roles in mergers and acquisitions and investor relations within Telenor Group. He will take up his […]

Vodafone Deutschland adds Bild to TV offering

Vodafone Deutschland is to add Bild TV, the TV channel based on the popular news magazine of the same name, to its offering. Bild TV will launch on Vodafone’s TV service next Sunday, bringing its blend of talk shows, news, reports and documentaries to Vodafone subscribers. Vodafone’s 13 million or so customers will be able […]

US operator JEA taps Nagra for multi-distributor platform

Jackson, Tennessee-based utility outfit Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) has tapped TV technology company Nagra for the launch a of a new IP-based multiscreen video streaming service, E+ Premier, which will be open to third-party companies to provide services to their own customers. Powered by the Nagra OpenTV Video Platform and Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud streaming solution, the […]

Vodafone adds TV Now Premium, promises targeted ads in expanded RTL deal

Vodafone Deutschland has agreed with broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland to expand the pair’s long-term partnership, including a big expansion in the availability of RTL’s content on the Vodafone TV platform and collaboration in advanced advertising.  Vodafone said it would make the content of RTL available in streaming and linear TV to its more than 13 […]

TDC sees legacy TV decline but YouTV and Bland Selv rise

Danish telco TDC continued to see its TV base decline in the 12 months to June, but at a slower rate than for the prior year. TDC had 1.006 million TV customers at the end of June, down 7,000 quarter-on-quarter and down 63,000 year-on-year. However the decline was smaller than for the comparable period for […]

Foxtel and A+E Networks expand partnership

Australia’s Foxtel Group has expanded its partnership with US multinational A+E Networks, inking a multi-year deal to bring documentary and reality programming and films to its platforms. The agreement includes exclusive premieres of content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) for Foxtel, Foxtel Now and streaming service Binge, […]

T-Mobile ‘misled’ regulators over Sprint merger, ruling finds

Regulators in the US state of California have ruled that Deutsche Telekom-owned mobile operator T-Mobile made ‘false and misleading statements’ to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in order to get its merger with Sprint approved. In particular, the ruling stated that misled the CPUC over the company’s plans for Sprint’s legacy CDMA network. The […]

Former ITV CEO Adam Crozier in at BT as chairman

BT has announced the hire of former ITV CEO Adam Crozier as its new chairman. The company will lean on the experience of the industry veteran as it continues its transformation strategy and builds out its fibre network. Currently serving as the chairman of Whitbread, ASOS and Kantar, as well as non-executive director of Sony, […]

Elisa launches next-gen Elamus pay TV platform

Estonian pay TV operator Elisa has launched its next-generation Elisa Elamus service. The super-aggregated multiscreen platform is based on Android TV OS Operator Tier and is available via DVB-C (cable), DVB-T (terrestrial), IPTV and on all OTT platforms. In addition to the core Elisa app, the platform features Google Play Movies and TV, Amazon Prime […]

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