Euskaltel names new chairman, reports stronger growth

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named a new chairman and reported growth in profitability following a series of changes put in place by its new management. Euskaltel has named Xabier Iturbe Otaegi, vice-president of Basque regional bank Kutxabank, one of the company’s shareholders, as its chairman, replacing Alberto García Erauzkin. Iturbe has also held […]

Euskaltel posts second quarter results following strategy shift

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel reported a modest increase in revenues and EBITDA but a sharp decline in net profits for the first half as the effects of its new Zegona Communications-driven strategic roadmap begin to kick in. Euskaltel said it had successfully grown its “high-value” customer base in the second quarter. The company added […]

Zegona gives upbeat assessment of Euskaltel prospects

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has given an upbeat assessment of prospects for Spanish cable operator Euskaltel, in which it is now the leading shareholder, following a restructuring of the management team under new CEO José Miguel García last week. Zegona said that the integration of three operating companies – Basque Country-based Euskaltel, Asturias’ […]

Zegona consolidates influence over Euskaltel with Samuelson appointment

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has consolidated its control of the direction of Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel by securing the reappointment of Zegona’s chief operating officer Robert Samuelson as its second proprietary director on the Euskaltel board. A Euskaltel shareholders’ extraordinary general meeting also ratified the earlier appointments of Eamonn O’Hare, Zegona’s chairman […]

Euskaltel hails court decision as operators face up to data threat from production outfits

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has expressed satisfaction with the legal outcome of a case brought by a film production company that broke European data protection rules by contacting one of the operator’s customers over allegedly downloading the movie She Fighter using peer-to-peer technology. The Bilbao court dismissed the demand by She Fighter Ltd for recompense for […]

Euskaltel names former Jazztel exec as strategy chief

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named Alfonso Enríquez as group manager for strategy and investor relations. Enríquez will take charge of strategic projects as well as conveying relevant information to Euskaltel Group investors, analysts and shareholders. He previously worked as head of strategy and investor relations at Jazztel for five years, where Euskaltel’s new […]

Zegona secures appointment of García as Euskaltel CEO

Cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has realised one of its key goals for Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel by securing the appointment of former Jazztel chief executive José Miguel García as the company’s CEO. García will replace Francisco Arteche as Euskaltel chief, while Zegona chairman and CEO Eamonn O’Hare will b3come Zegona’s proprietary director […]

Euskaltel hits back after movie outfit targets P2P IP addresses

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has issued a complaint against film production outfit Venice PI LLC for an alleged breaching data protection legislation after fighting a Bilbao court’s order to hand over IP addresses of people who allegedly shared the content of a movie produced by Venice. Euskaltel filed a complaint with the Agencia Española […]

Euskaltel sets out expansion targets

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has said it expects to add 30,000 subscribers this year through its expansion into neighbouring regions of the country using Orange’s network, and to add €10 million to income. Euskaltel is expanding its service offering into five markets in regions outside its core markets of the Basque Country, Asturias and […]

Zegona secures place for ex-Jazztel chief on Euskaltel board

Former Jazztel CEO Miguel García has replaced Robert Samuelson as investor Zegona Communications’ proprietary director on the board of regional Spanish cable operator Euskaltel. García replaced Samuelson, Zegona’s chief operating officer, effective as of yesterday. Zegona Communications, which recently displaced Basque Country bank Kutxabank as the northers Spanish cable operator’s biggest shareholder after acquiring shares […]

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