Netflix teams up with Vodafone

Telco Vodafone has teamed with Netflix to offer its 4G customers a free six-month subscription to the streaming service. The offer applies to Vodafone’s 4G ‘Red’ customers with a monthly contract costing over £26 (€32). They can access Netflix on their 4G handsets and other connected devices. The promotion, which will be available from July, […]

Mobile Video Alliance launches in the UK

The Mobile Video Alliance (MVA), an organisation set up set up last year to tackle issues like video quality over mobile networks, has officially launched today with support from UK industry body the Digital TV Group (DTG). UK culture minister Ed Vaizey launched the MVA at the DTG summit in London at what the alliance’s […]

Televes to exhibit a range of service solutions

Spain-based TV technology company Televes will demo its latest TV and broadband service solutions for installers, network operators and content distributors at ANGA COM. The firm said it will present developments that include headend distrubution equipment, measurement equipment, IPTV solutions, GPON and fibre distribution layouts. Televes will use the event to launch its new handheld field […]

Bouygues: SFR acquisition will enable doubling of fibre investment

The acquisition of SFR by Bouygues Telecom would re-establish a competitive French telecom market and allow his group to invest more in fibre and mobile networks, according to the company’s proprietor Martin Bouygues. In an interview with financial daily Les Echos, Bouygues said he was confident that the French competition authority would give a green […]

Qualcomm partners with Deutsche Telekom for LTE trial

Hot on the heels of its LTE broadcast trial with Vodafone Germany, Qualcomm has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom to collaborate on a on its first LTE Direct operator trial in Germany. LTE Direct is device-to-device technology that uses LTE spectrum and infrastructure and can be used by operators across a range of applications – […]

Stofa to offer 4G mobile services

Danish cable operator Stofa is to launch a 4G mobile offering in partnership with telco TDC. The company will also make its TV services available via the mobile services. Customers that take TV, broadband and mobile services from the operator will benefit from a discounted bundled offering. The mobile service will be offered over TDC’s […]

KPN sets out IPTV, 4G and bundled offering focus

Dutch telco KPN said that its focus is now on 4G, IPTV and multiplay bundles, after adding 80,000 IPTV customers in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Announcing its Q4 and full year results, KPN said that its total TV base is now close to 2 million and its TV market share stands at 25%. It […]

Numericable to offer 4G free to subs for one year

French cable operator Numericable is making its 4G mobile service free of charge to existing La Box subscribers for the first year. Subscribers to Numericable’s existing €45.90 offering will be able to use the 4G mobile service at no extra charge for one year, after which they will be charged €9 a month. Numericable has […]

At800 scales back UK DTT service disruption efforts

At800, the UK body set up to test for interference from 4G networks on DTT in the UK, has scaled back plans to pre-emptively curb service disturbances, claiming that disruption to Freeview will be “less widespread than initially estimated.” Announcing at800’s new approach to at a press briefing in London, CEO Ben Roome said that from […]

Numericable to launch social TV service, restart and 4G

French cable operator Numericable has launched two new connected TV initiatives and has confirmed plans to launch a 4G mobile service next month as reports surface of a renewed attempt to merge with Vivendi-owned mobile operator SFR. Numericable has launched VideoShot TV, a new service that allows users to capture video from TV programmes and […]