Bundling pays off for Telekom Austria as TV numbers increase

The number of subscribers to Telekom Austria’s IPTV service A1 reached 204,700 at the end of March, a year-on-year increase of 23.9%. The telco said it was seeing more demand for bundled TV and broadband offerings. The share of broadband lines of total access lines grew from 52% to 55% year-on-year as the number of […]

TA nears 200,000 TV subs

Telekom Austria ended 2011 with 198,000 TV customers. The telco said the customer base of its A1TV service increased by 31.2% year-on-year. Fixed line service revenues declined by 3.6% to €226.8 million as a higher number of broadband and A1TV subscribers could only partly compensate for the loss of fixed voice minutes.

Telekom Austria extends Agama quality assurance deal

Telekom Austria’s IPTV platform A1 has begun using Agama Technologies’ embedded monitoring solution for quality assurance. A1 has extended its existing Agama installation with embedded set-top box monitoring for last-mile and in-home service quality assurance. The monitoring solution reaches from the headend site to the point of service consumption. “It’s with great pleasure we see that […]

UPC Austria opens VDSL network

UPC Austria has begun offering high-speed broadband services over a VDSL network. The cable operator is marketing broadband speeds of up to 35Mbps. The high-speed service is available for a monthly fee of €29.90.

Telekom Austria sees strong IPTV growth

Telekom Austria had 186,000 A1TV customers in Austria at the end of September, up 39% year-on-year. Fixed broadband lines numbered 1.247 million, up 11.4%. Telekom Austria posted revenues of €1.111 billion for the quarter, down 6.2%. Net income was €128 million, up 32.5%.

UPC Austria to offer Sky packages

UPC Austria customers in the cities of Vienna, Graz and Klagenfurt will be able to receive Sky Deutschland’s premium services after the two operators struck a distribution agreement. From October 3, UPC will begin offering the Sky Film, Sky Sport and Sky Fußball Bundeslig packages along with various other premium channels from Sky to its […]

One in 10 Austrians own a tablet

One in 10 Austrians now owns a tablet device, with 44.2% using the devices to consume video, according to a survey by A1 Telekom Austria. According to the survey, carried out jointly with Mindtake New Media Research and USECON, 9.4% of those interviewed already had a tablet, with a further 22.8% intending to buy one […]

Austria’s ORS takes Astra capacity for two channel launches

ORS, the technical service provider for Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has contracted an additional transponder on SES’s 19.2° East orbital position. The additional transponder is the fourth that ORS has contracted on SES and will help with the launch of two new channels in Austria. ORF Sport Plus will launch on October 26. Private broadcaster […]

ORF gets green light for thematic channels

Austrian public broadcaster ORF is launching two new thematic channels after getting the green light from the country’s competition regulator. The broadcaster will launch a culture and information channel and a sports network after receiving the go ahead from the Federal Competition Agency (Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde). “The launch of two new 24-hour-interest channels is a milestone in […]

A1 Telekom Austria chooses T-VIPS for OB network

Contribution technology provider T-VIPS’ JPEG2000 video gateway, the TVG450, has been deployed by A1 Telekom Austria as part of its new fleet of outside broadcast vans. A1 is using the TVG450 to provide video contribution services on behalf of public broadcaster ORF from venues throughout Austria. The primary use of the OB vans is to […]