New CEO for Stofa as SE completes integration

Danish cable operator Stofa has named Ole Fruekilde Madsen as its new CEO following its acquisition by energy group SE.  Madsen has been head of SE’s energy and climate division for the past three and a half years. His appointment marks the unification of Stofa and SE under a single management structure combining all residential, […]

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists at content security provider Verimatrix’s ‘Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World’ event, which took place ahead of the main conference sessions at ANGA COM today in Cologne. Erik Meijer, senior […]

Stofa taps Elemental for multiscreen video processing

Danish pay TV operator Stofa has signed a deal with Elemental, with the latter processing, packaging and managing its live linear channels for its catch-up TV and multiscreen video services. Elemental said its video infrastructure customises 150 TV channels – including 38 in high definition – for delivery to Stofa subscribers. Stofa now uses Elemental […]

Stofa CEO to quit company

Danish cable operator Stofa’s CEO Klaus Hoeg Hagensen is to resign his post after three years at the head of the company.  During his period at Stofa, Hagensen oversaw the sale of the company by previous owner Ratos to Syd Energi in a deal valued at DKK1.9 billion (€255 million). Hagensen said that the sale […]

Stofa to offer 4G mobile services

Danish cable operator Stofa is to launch a 4G mobile offering in partnership with telco TDC. The company will also make its TV services available via the mobile services. Customers that take TV, broadband and mobile services from the operator will benefit from a discounted bundled offering. The mobile service will be offered over TDC’s […]

Stofa hires new agencies following takeover of Waoo! subs

Danish cable operator Stofa has hired marketing agencies OMD and Gekko to help with a strategic repositioning of its customer offerings.  Along with branding and marketing agency Kunde & Co, OMD and Gekko will help Stofa establish greater visibility in the Danish market, according to the company. OMD replaces previous marketing agency partner Carat, while […]

Stofa looks to 4K, move to digital with Cisco CCAP

Danish cable operator Stofa has deployed provider Cisco’s modular CCAP technology platform, making it the first European operator to move towards the convergence of digital video and data on a common access infrastructure. The deployment of Cisco’s CCAP platform will, according to Cisco, enable Stofa to handle broadband traffic and video-on-demand within the same access […]

Stofa strikes wide-ranging agreement with Viasat

Danish cable operator Stofa has struck an agreement with Modern Times Group-owned Viasat Broadcasting for the distribution of Viasat’s channels, including TV everywhere rights. The three-year deal will see Viasat channels made available via Stofa’s StartForfra, StartForfra+, WebTv and WebTv To Go services, giving viewers the option to watch TV shows that have been aired […]

Arris partners with Zon and Stofa

Video and broadband technology company Arris has partnered with Portuguese internet and TV service provider Zon and Danish pay TV operator Stofa, which have both opted to use its APEX3000 High Density Universal Edge QAM. Zon has selected the APEX3000 to address growing demand for new services like video on demand (VOD) and nDVR. Zon […]

Stofa launches online platform with C More

Danish cable operator Stofa is launching a new online TV service, featuring content from pay TV operator C More. Stofa Smart WebTV will stream a range of TV channels, including six channels from Canal Plus-owned C More. The service will also offer content from HBO 24 hours after airing in the US. Users will also […]