Liberty Global rules out Spanish push

Liberty Global has denied that it is looking to make a move into the Spanish market, despite recent reports that the European cable giant and Vodafone had both explored multi-billion Euro bids for ONO. Speaking on Liberty Global’s fourth quarter earnings call, CEO Mike Fries said that while the firm does not comment on mergers […]

ONO board backs IPO plan, posts strong TiVo growth

Spanish operator ONO’s board of directors have backed plans to take the company public, despite reports of a takeover approach from Vodafone. In a statement, following a board meeting at the company’s headquarters in Madrid yesterday, ONO said that no proposals related to an acquisition of the firm were presented or discussed. Instead, it said […]

Vodafone in reported €7 billion bid for ONO

Mobile telecom giant Vodafone has reportedly tabled a €6.9 billion bid for ONO. According to Spanish newspaper Expansión, citing sources close to the process, the cable operator’s board will consider the all-cash offer for 100% of the company’s capital today. The deal would include ONO’s €3.417 billion of debt, leaving about €3.48 billion for the […]

Spain’s ONO receives TiVo boost

Spanish fibre operator ONO added 65,000 TiVo customers in the last quarter, bringing the active user number for its advanced PVR service to 323,000.  Announcing figures for the last three months of 2013, ONO said it “made strides in TV services” with TiVo customers now accounting for 40% of its total service customer base. “ONO’s […]

ONO launches online TV service

Spanish cable operator ONO has launched an online TV service to complement its existing multiscreen and mobile services. ONO TV Online will initially be available on PCs, Macs and iPads. Android devices will be added in the future, according to the company. The service will offer up to 40 channels as well as access to […]

NTT signs IP network deal with ONO

Global telco NTT Communications has signed a deal with Spanish fibre operator ONO that is designed to boost the service capabilities of both firms.  ONO – which offers TV, broadband, internet, phone and mobile services in Spain – will use NTT’s global IP network to increase its range of internet services that it offers to large […]

ONO in PlayStation 4 tie-in with 200Mbps internet

Spanish cable operator ONO has struck a deal with Sony Computer Entertainment to co-market its 200Mbps internet services with the forthcoming release in Spain of the PlayStation 4 games console. ONO will make its 200Mbps service available to subscribers with PS4s, and will offer a year’s free PlayStation Plus subscription to its customers, giving them […]

Wananchi Group appoints new CEO

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new CEO, replacing current boss Richard Bell. Alden, who has worked as Chief Operating Officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new role […]

ONO updates TiVo offering

Spanish cable operator ONO is updating its TiVo offering with new features, which will be implemented progressively between now and the end of October.  The new features include an improved user interface, highlighting the selected TV channel in the main screen so that viewers can continue to watch while selecting a new channel, the incorporation […]

Virgin Media signs up as UK ISP partner for PlayStation 4

Virgin Media is teaming up with Sony as the UK internet service provider (ISP) partner for PlayStation 4, which Sony announced yesterday would launch globally in November.  Sony said that alongside Virgin Media, it was introducing “VIP broadband” for the PS4 with a selection of other European partners, including Deutche Telekom in Germany, Orange in France, ONO in Spain and MEO in […]

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