Spain’s Ono to broadcast Fight Sports channel

Spanish pay TV operator Ono will air the Fight Sports channel after signing a multi-year carriage deal with the network’s parent company CSI Sports.  Fight Sports has the rights to live HBO World Championship Boxing, World Championship Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts and multiple Martial Arts tournaments from around the world. The channel launched in December […]

Vodafone revises Orange fibre deal as it completes Ono acquisition

Vodafone has completed the acquisition of Spanish cable operator Ono and has revised its fibre-sharing deal with fellow Spanish mobile operator Orange, scaling back a previously stated commitment to build out fibre networks across the country.  Vodafone’s €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono follows its earlier purchase of Germany’s Kabel Deutschland and confirms its position as […]

Europe approves Vodafone-ONO deal

The European Commission has cleared Vodafone’s planned €7.2 billion takeover of Spanish cable operator ONO under EU merger regulations. The Commission said that the deal would not raise competition concerns as the two businesses would largely complement each other – with ONO mainly focused on fixed telecoms while Vodafone is most active in mobile. “Vodafone […]

Spain tops 400,000 TiVo customers

Spanish cable operator ONO has passed the 400,000 TiVo customer mark, with users of the DVR service now accounting for more than half of its TV subscribers.  ONO said that is rounded off May with 407,000 TiVo customers and that the service maintains “significant growth,” adding users every month. ONO’s TiVo service offers customers 120 […]

TiVo adds 341,000 MSO customers

DVR maker TiVo added 341,000 multi-system operator customers in its first quarter 2014, helping to push total TiVo subscriptions to an all-time high of 4.5 million.  The firm said that it logged record cable subscription additions for the three months ending April 30, 2014, and said that TiVo today has, or will shortly be launching, […]

ONO’s TiVo subs close to half of TV base

Almost half of Spanish cable operator ONO’s TV base now take its TiVo advanced TV service. According to ONO it had 382,000 TiVo customers at the end of March, representing 49% of its TV base. ONO added 33,000 new customers in the quarter overall, taking its base to 1.901 million. The company added 283,000 revenue-generating […]

Vodafone to acquire ONO for €7.2 billion

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Spain’s ONO for the equivalent of €7.2 billion, following last week’s meeting of the cable operator’s shareholders to weigh the relative attractions of the UK mobile operator’s offer and a public flotation.  Vodafone said it expects to achieve €2 billion in cost and capital expenditure synergies from the acquisition within […]

ONO shareholders approve IPO but may still opt for Vodafone deal

ONO’s shareholders yesterday approved plans for an initial public offering of the company’s shares. However, the company may proceed slowly with preparations to allow Vodafone time to make an improved bid, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg, ONO will postpone the announcement of its intention to float and investor meetings to […]

TiVo tops 2.5 million in Europe

TiVo has passed the 2.5 million subscriber milestone in Europe for the first time. TiVo said its advanced TV platform now covers almost half of Virgin Media’s subscribers and a third of ONO’s. The platfor has also been adopted by Swedish cable operator Com Hem in Europe. TiVo recently began showcasing its full hybrid QAM/IP […]

ONO shareholders weigh up IPO vs Vodafone

ONO’s shareholders are to meet this Thursday to decide whether to press ahead with plans for an IPO or to consider a sale of the Spanish cable operator to Vodafone, according to press reports. According to the EFE press service, citing unnamed sources close to the process, shareholders will study both the IPO plan and […]