UPC Romania provides WiFi option

Cable operator UPC Romania has begun offering wireless solutions as part of its internet offer. For RON8 (€1.90) a month excluding VAT, internet customers will receive a Cisco EPC2425 802.11g wireless router with four Ethernet ports, which will enable them to connect all computers and laptops, as well as other devices, in the home. UPC […]

Brandenburg signs up with Eutelsat for rural broadband

The state of Brandenburg in Germany has teamed up with satellite operator Eutelsat as part of its drive to provide broadband services to rural areas. Eutelsat is one of the partners working to meet the Brandenburg government’s objective of providing broadband services to remote parts of the state. The satellite operator will provide its Tooway […]

Kabel BW launches 100Mbps internet

German cable operator Kabel BW is launching DOCSIS 3.0-based 100Mbps internet access in three regions in July. The operator will make the service available as part of a dual-play package with flat-rate telephony for €49.90. The upstream speed on the service will be 2.5Mbps.  CleverKabel 100 will initially be available in the Rhine-Neckar region, Karlsruhe […]

Travel Channel launches in Bulgaria

The Travel Channel will launch on Bulgarian pay-TV platform Eurocom this week. The channel, which offers a range of travel-oriented programming, will be available as part of Eurocom’s new basic digital documentary package from July 1. Prime-time programming will be localised from launch, with full localisation to follow. The Bulgarian launch represents the Travel Channel’s […]

Virgin Media launches Universal’s PictureBox

UK cable operator Virgin Media will launch Universal Picture’s VOD service PictureBox this week. From July, Virgin Media’s subscribers will be able to select up to 28 films at any time for £5 (€5.80) per month. Seven new titles will be added each Friday, most of which will be in HD. Recent and library films […]

M6, Canal Plus ink advertising deal

French commercial broadcaster M6 has struck an advertising deal with French pay-TV platform Canal Plus that will work with advertisers targeting high earning viewers.   The two companies have launched a package – dubbed M Plus – that will allow advertisers to buy advertising across eleven of the broadcasters’ channels at a fixed price. The […]

Eurosport HD to launch on Sky Deutschland

Sports broadcaster Eurosport is to launch its HD channel in Germany exclusively on Premiere’s new pay-TV service Sky Deutschland. Sky’s HD subscribers will be able to watch various events in high-definition, including the Tour de France, Swimming World Championships and the tennis US Open. Eurosport HD will be one of seven HD channels available when […]

ONO wins new municipal contract

Spanish cable operator ONO has continued its run of winning local authority telecom contracts by becoming the supplier of telecom services to the municipality of Terrassa in north-eastern Catalonia. ONO will connect the Terrassa city authority’s facilities via its fibre and HFC network. ONO currently serves about 47,000 homes in Terrassa, giving it a penetration […]

BSkyB to fight Ofcom’s wholesale proposals

UK pay-TV operator BSkyB has said it will use “all available legal avenues to challenge” Ofcom’s proposals to intervene with subscription video-on-demand movie rights and the next round of English Premiere League broadcast rights. In the second stage of its consultation into whether Sky is limiting competition in the pay-TV market, the communications regulator has […]

Ziggo rejects regulator ruling on analogue channels

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has rejected a ruling by media regulator the Commissariaat voor de Media that it must accept the determination of local ‘cable councils’ that it should carry certain channels as part of its analogue offer. Ziggo has objected to rulings that it must carry channels TV Internacional, Rai Uno and France 2 […]