Liberty Global ends all hope of UPC Switzerland-Sunrise deal

Liberty Global has put to bed any idea of resuming talks with Sunrise over the latter’s proposed acquisition of UPC Switzerland. The US operator has issued a statement officially terminating discussions surrounding the sale of UPC Switzerland to Sunrise. While the statement is conclusive, it does not indicate that Liberty holds any ill will towards […]

Vivendi reportedly ready to reduce Mediaset stake

Vivendi could reduce its stake in Mediaset, according to sources close to the matter. As reported by Reuters, three sources have said that Vivendi is ready to slightly withdraw from the Berlusconi-controlled Italian media company in order to end the pair’s ongoing legal row. Vivendi, which currently holds a 29% stake in Mediaset, is opposed […]

Labour proposes free broadband for all and nationalisation of BT’s fixed line network

The UK’s Labour party has announced its plans to nationalise BT’s fixed line network to provide free full-fibre broadband for the country should it win the upcoming general election. The party has said that it will nationalise Openreach, along with parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer and that the move will be […]

Sky: broadcast and IP will continue to coexist

The level of connectivity has changed dramatically over the last few years, allowing multiple IP video services to be used concurrently, but pay TV operators such as Sky are likely to continue to use broadcast platforms to deliver content to their subscribers for some years to come, according to Sky chief product officer Fraser Stirling. […]

Apple announces price point for Apple TV+, offers one year free to new device buyers

Apple TV+ will launch globally on November 1 with a price point of US$4.99 per month.  Announced at its annual iPhone launch event in Cupertino, Apple also announced that it will offer a free year’s subscription to purchasers of a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac device. Other users will be able […]