Lagardère Active suffers first-half fall

Lagardère Active, the multimedia arm of French conglomerate Lagardère, turned in revenues of €831m for the first half, a like-for-like fall of 17.7%. The audiovisual division’s revenues fell by 15% on a like-for-like basis. The company said its French TV and radio channels performed better than those abroad, where the fall was over 20%. Digital […]

Orange Spain takes Gol TV

Orange Spain is the latest service provider to sign a deal for carriage of Mediapro’s premium football channel Gol TV. Orange will make the channel available to its extended pack TV subscribers for €13.50 a month, or for €14.90 to basic subscribers. The operator is also offering a 50% discount for the first two months’ […]

France Télévisions ad ban impact less than expected

French public broadcaster France Télévisions has suffered less than was expected from the partial ban on advertising imposed on it in February, according to local press. The transfer of advertising to commercial channels as a result of the ban on advertising on France Télévisions channels after 20:00 was less than expected to the tune of […]

History HD secures Finnish deal

Channel operator AETN UK has inked a carriage deal for its History HD with Finnish pay-TV operator Welho. The deal marks the first launch for the History HD brand on cable in the country and the channel will launch at start-September. The channel is already carried on Canal Digital, Com Hem, Telia and various other […]

Kudelski reaps benefits of service model migration

Conditional access company and interactive TV provider Kudelski has begun to reap the benefits of its move to a service-based business model. The company reported revenue of CHF454m (€299m) for the first half, up 7% year-on-year, with operating income of CHF8.5m, compared with negative CHF18.5m in 2008. Kudelski reported a net profit of CHF483,000, compared […]

JimJam on Telenet

Pre-school kids channel JimJam is to launch in Belgium for he first time with cable operator Telenet. JimJam, a joint venture between Chello Zone and Hit Entertainment, will be added to Telenet’s Plus packages, which has over 100,000 subscribers. 

NRJ channels turn in strong performance

French media group NRJ’s TV channels turned in revenues of €19.8m for the six months to June 30, up 73.7% year-on-year. The group owns general entertainment channel NRJ12, local channel NRJ Paris and music channel NRJ Hits. NRJ as a whole reported first half revenues of €166.2m, up 0.7%, and a net profit of €3m, […]

Telekom Slovenije adds TV subs

Slovenian telco Telekom Slovenije ended June with 101,621 IPTV subscribers, up 71% from 59,258 a year earlier. It also doubled its cable subscriber base to 7,326 during the same period. The total number of broadband connections stood at 209,826 at the end of June, up from 184,636 the previous year. Total ARPL (average revenue per […]

SES signs Astra2Connect deal for industrial markets

Satellite operator SES Astra has partnered with mobile and fixed satellite communication specialist EuroSkyPark to deliver satellite data transfer services to the energy, transport and security markets. The service will be based on Astra’s Astra2Connect broadband service, which EuroSkyPark will resell to solar and wind power plants, utility providers and security operators. With the service, […]

KDG posts solid results

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) added 23,000 digital pay-TV RGUs during the 12 months to the end of June. This was a 2.8% increase on the previous year for the operator, which reported a total of 842,000 digital pay-TV RGUs at the end of the first half of the year. The proportion of subscribers […]