Liberty Global makes cash offer for Telenet

Liberty Global has provided a cash offer to Telenet for all of shares that it does not already own or that are not held by the company. Liberty Global has been Telenet’s controlling shareholder since 2007 and currently owns 59.18% of the company’s outstanding share capital, with an additional 3.12% held by Telenet. The cash […]

BT taps AWS Wavelength for 5G and 4G mobile edge computing services

BT has tapped AWS Wavelength to deliver 5G and 4G mobile edge computing services to its UK business customers.  The multi-million-pound investment has already launched in Manchester, with plans to launch a national rollout for the rest of the UK. The deal will enable high-speed, latency-sensitive and intensive 5G connectivity for BT customers looking to […]

Allente: pay TV and linear content still a strength for operators

Traditional pay TV and a focus on local linear content still has considerable strength despite growth in non-linear viewing and ‘super-aggregation’ of third-party services, according to Michael Bärlin, chief content acquisition officer at Nordic pay TV operator Allente. Speaking on a panel at the Connected TV Summit in London, Bärlin said that Allente remains committed […]

Orange Belgium secures EC approval for Voo takeover

The European Commission has approved Orange Belgium’s acquisition of a 75% stake in Wallonia-region cable leader Voo. The decision follows an in-depth investigation of the acquisition of Voo and related operator Brutélé by Orange. The EC had been concerned about a reduction in the number of operators of fixed networks from three to two in […]

ITV Studios outlines FAST channel strategy

ITV Studios is aiming to launch a single drama-focused FAST channel to exploit its content in European markets as part of a range of “four to six” non IP-specific FAST channels, according to Graham Haigh, EVP of global business development and digital distribution at the UK commercial broadcaster’s studio arm. Haigh told DTVE that it […]

M6 extends 6play max to new devices with Bedrock

Streaming video technology provider Bedrock has extended the ad-free streaming service 6play max from French commercial broadcaster M6 Group to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and LG connected TVs. The rollout of M6’s AVOD service in France on the three new major TV devices comes a few months after the ad-free service was launched on […]

Vodafone steps back from exclusivity, with focus on expanding content

European telco provider and pay-TV operator, Vodafone plans to move away from exclusive deals and aims to prioritise in expanding its content and services to customers.  Speaking on a panel at Connected TV World Summit in London, Emma Jones, Vodafone’s head of group content and chain management said, “A few years ago in the pay-TV […]

Ateme launches Audience-Aware Streaming Solution

Ateme is to launch its end-end Audience-Aware Streaming Solution, in aim to deliver more sustainable streaming while boosting the quality of experience. Utilising Audience-Aware encoding and Audience-Aware elastic CDN, the streaming solution minimises carbon emissions from video streaming by optimising resources to reduce energy consumption. The solution creates a virtuous feedback loop between the Content […]

ThinkAnalytics powers Proximus’ IPTV and OTT service

Technology outfit ThinkAnalytics is to power Belgium’s digital service provider Proximus’ Pickx IPTV and OTT service across all platforms including Android TV and other deployed STBs, Apple TV, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. The extended partnership will see ThinkAnalytics’ Think360 uses AI and machine learning to analyse Pickx subscribers’ interests and viewing […]