Changes in Spain, Portugal in latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix noted a number of changes in the Spanish and Portuguese markets in its latest monthly Internet Service Provider Speed Index. The subscription video-on-demand giant said there was “a lot of momentum” in Spain during September. Vodafone rose two spots to take first place in the scale with an average monthly speed of 3.77 Mbps […]

Richard Alden granted bail

Former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden has been granted bail for KES2 million (€17,400) by a Kenyan court. Alden, who served as CEO of the Kenya-based media group until last year and is also a former CEO of Spanish cable operator Ono, has been charged with the murder of Grace Wangeci at his home in an […]

OSN appoints former pay TV and FA executive as CEO

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has appointed the former director general of Spain’s Ono and chief financial officer of Sky in the UK, Martin Stewart, as its new CEO. The experienced executive, who is currently chief financial officer of The Football Association in the UK (The FA), is due to take up his new role […]

Report: Vodafone to keep Spain’s Ono as a separate company

Vodafone will reportedly keep its 2014-acquired Spanish pay TV operator, Ono, as a separate company due to tax reasons. In a statement published by Reuters, a Vodafone spokesperson said that “the tax burden the integrated company would have to contend with would be a lot higher than if the two companies remained separate.” This follows […]

Former Wananchi CEO charged with murder

Former Wananchi Group and Ono CEO Richard Alden was formally charged with murder at a court hearing on Friday. Alden pleaded not guilty and a bail application will reportedly be heard on June 16. He was arrested last week after a woman, Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, was shot at his home in a suburb of Nairobi. […]

Former Ono, Wananchi CEO Richard Alden arrested for murder

Richard Alden, the former CEO of Spanish cable operator Ono and more recently CEO of Kenya-based free and pay TV broadcaster and channel provider Wananchi, has been arrested for murder in Kenya. Alden was arrested after Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, with whom he was reportedly in a relationship, was shot at his home in a suburb […]

TiVo passes four million subscriber milestone

TiVo has now passed the four million subscriber mark internationally, the company has revealed. TiVo said the growth in its base came as a result of accelerated subscription growth in Europe through customers such as Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media in the UK, Vodafone-owned ONO in Spain, and Com Hem in Sweden. The figure does not […]

Vodafone Spain adds Mega from Atresmedia

Vodafone Spain has added commercial broadcaster Atresmedia’s male-focused Mega channel to its Vodafone TV programming line-up. Mega airs a mix of series, movies and factual programming aimed at men over 25, including Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Bonnie and Clyde and Sons of Liberty. It airs movies including a complete run of the Hames Bond films. Atresmedia […]

Vodafone dismissed Portela unfairly, says Spanish court

  A Spanish court has ruled that Vodafone’s dismissal of former Ono CEO Rosalía Portela was unjustified and has ordered the telco to indemnify the executive, according to local reports. Vodafone dismissed Portela, aloing with former chief financial officer Carlos Sagasta, after alleging that the pair had misled it ahead of its purchase of the […]

Vodafone’s cable investments contribute to recovery

Vodafone’s cable investments in Germany and Spain helped boost its first fiscal quarter performance, along with more stable pricing in key markets. Vodafone’s first fiscal quarter results performance in Germany benefited from the inclusion of Kabel Deutschland, which added 102,000 broadband net additions in the quarter. Fixed service revenue including KDG grew by 0.2%, offsetting […]

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