Luxembourg


Orange sees strong TV growth in Spain

Orange had 8.7 million TV customers as of the end of June, up 7% year-on-year, boosted by strong growth in Spain. The group’s Spanish pay TV numbers leapt by 42.2% year-on-year to 541,000. Orange’s broadband base in Spain grew by 4.4% year-on-year to 4.2 million, with the fibre base growing by 60% to reach 1.9 […]

Telenet closes SFR acquisition

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has closed the acquisition of Altice’s Belgian assets, following approval by the Belgian competition watchdog. Telenet and Altice signed an agreement for the former to acquire Coditel Braband and subsidiary Coditel S.à.r.l, collectively known as SFR BeLux, in January. Telenet is pay ing €400 million on a cash and […]

Netflix ISP Index: Telefonica-Movistar slips in Spain

Telefonica-Movistar’s average internet speed dropped from 2.60 Mbps in March to 2.25 Mbps in April, according to Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index. According to the report, Telefonica-Movistar was the lowest-ranked internet service provider in Spain by speed, while Telecable retained its place at the top of the rankings with speeds of 3.76Mbps. Vodafone was the […]

Altice launches new multi-platform cooking channel with added Jamie Oliver

Altice is launching a new cooking brand with a TV channel, print magazine and digital site. MY Cuisine will encompass a new TV channel to be distributed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa, a print magazine and digital properties including a mobile app and recipe blog. Echoing the concept of ‘horizontal convergence’ recently […]

Spain gains ground in latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

Spain jumped 13 spots to 16th place in Netflix’s most recent global ISP Speed Index, due to speed gains in the country. Netflix’s monthly ISP index found that Spain had an average speed of 3.36 Mbps in February, up from 3.06 Mbps a year earlier. While Telecable remained Spain’s fastest ISP with speeds of 3.82 […]

RTL ‘committed to digital’ as revenues surge

RTL Group remains committed to a digital expansion strategy despite uncertainty over the future of multichannel network BroadbandTV and expects digital to account for at least 15% of overall revenues within the next three to five years, according to co-CEOs Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch. The affirmation came as the Luxembourg-based media group reported […]

Altice extends sports offering with exclusive boxing deal

Cable and telecom group Altice has acquired the exclusive TV rights for the next four years to World Series of Boxing (WSB), enabling its SFR Sport channel to distribute coverage of WSB matches exclusively from this year. SFR Sport will air coverage of 36 qualifying stage matches and 14 final round bouts, including between six […]

Telenet moves into French-speaking Belgium with Altice acquisition

Liberty Global’s Belgian unit Telenet is to acquire cable operator Coditel Brabant from international cable and telecom group Altice for €400 million in a move that will extend its presence from Flanders to Brussels, French-speaking Wallonia and Luxembourg. Coditel Brabant operates under the SFR brand, providing cable services in Brussels, Wallonia and Luxembourg as well […]

RTL sees revenues climb, but net profit slips

International broadcaster RTL reported a 2.1% increase in revenue of €4.2 billion in the first nine months of the year. EBITA profit increased 5.6%, taking the total to €756 million. Net profit to shareholders, however, slipped to €443 million from  €464 million in the same period last year, with the company blaming a higher tax […]

M7 appoints former Zodiak CEO in management shakeup

Luxembourg-based M7 Group has named former Zodiak Media CEO Marc Antoine d’Halluin chairman of the board as part of a broader management shakeup at the firm. The pan-European satellite pay TV operator said the changes are designed to accelerate growth plans as the firm looks to develop its “content-centric approach”. M7 also upped chief operating […]