Numericable launches new African package, adds new channels

French cable operator Numericable has added two new international  à la carte premium channels to its programming line-up and has launched a new version of its Africain Premium package with new services. Numericable subscribers can now view Channel One Russia for €2 a month, giving access to a mix of movies, news, general entertainment programming […]

Numericable adds Orange Cinéma Séries channels

French cable operator Numericable has launched the five Orange Cinéma Séries movie channels on its platform today. Numericable has added OCS Max HD, which offers recent movies and series, OCS Happy, with a focus on family, movies, cartoons, sitcoms and comedies, OCS Choc, specialising in Horror and action movies, OCS Novo, which airs independent movies […]

LaBox boost for Numericable

French cable operator Numericable’s first quarter results were boosted by the success of its LaBox offering, with gross subscriber additions growing by 39% thanks to the success of the LaBox Fibre by Numericable offering. Numbericable had over 177,000 LaBox subscribers by the end of March.  Numericable reported that its revenues were up 3.5% to €225 […]

French government mulls reversal of pay TV VAT increase

The French government is considering reducing the rate of VAT charged on pay TV services from 7% to the previous rate of 5%, while cancelling its plan to raise the rate to 10% from the beginning of next year, according to Le Figaro newspaper. According to the paper, the reduction in the VAT rate would […]

Numericable sees strong LaBox take-up

French cable operator Numericable signed up 121,000 subscribers to its LaBox advanced TV offering by the end of last year. The operator posted a 4.6% increase in its EBITDA for 2012 to €456 million. CEO Eric Denoyer said 2012 had been one of the company’s best years since it was created in 2005-06. Numericable had […]

Numericable adds France Télévisions VOD and catch-up

French cable operator Numericable has added public broadcaster France Télévisions’ video-on-demand service Pluzzvad to its LaBox advanced TV offering. The addition of Pluzzvad will make a catalogue of over 4,000 programmes available to Numericable LaBox subscribers from eight days after their linear broadcast in both standard and high-definition. The service will be available via the […]

Numericable adds new channels to multiscreen offering

French cable operator Numericable has added seven new channels to its multiscreen offering, taking the total number of channels available to 55, including 13 exclusive channels. New channels on the offering, available on tablets and smartphones, include Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, MCM, Kombat Sport, Gulli, June and Mezzo Live HD. Numericable TV subscribers can view […]

Numericable owners reportedly looking at outright acquisition of SFR

French cable operator Numericable is preparing to make an offer to acquire SFR, according to local reports. BFM Business, citing sources close to Numericable, reported that the cable operator’s owners Carlyle, Cinven and Patrick Drahi are preparing to make an all-cash offer for the larger telecom operator, with a plan to merge the two at […]

Numericable launches new social TV features on LaBox

French cable operator Numericable has launched new social TV features on its LaBox advanced set-top. LaBox subscribers can now scan a QR code on the TV screen with their smartphone to interconnect their set-top with Twitter or Facebook. Numericable has also enabled a feature called ScreenshotTV whereby users can take screengrabs from Twitter and Facebook […]

La Chaîne Techno launches on Numericable Replay

French web TV channel La Chaîne Techno has launched on cable operator Numericable’s Replay on-demand service. Presented by new technologies enthusiasts Jérôme Colombain of France Info and François Sorel of RMC/BFM, La Chaîne Techno airs programmes on new high-tech products, interviews with industry players and other tech-related topics. Numericable is making the service available as […]