Sunrise sees TV rapid growth in TV base

Swiss alternative telecom operator Sunrise saw its TV subscriber base grow by 25.7% in the year to March to reach 220,900, boosted by its offer a converged tariff, improved TV sports content and dedicated promotions. Sunrise said that its TV service had benefited from the popularity of the converged Sunrise One plan, and the addition […]

Report: Liberty Global in Swiss talks with Sunrise

Liberty Global is reportedly in early-stage discussions with Swiss service provider Sunrise about combining their businesses in Switzerland. According to a Bloomberg report, the negotiations could lead to a joint venture between Liberty’s UPC Switzerland and Sunrise similar to that struck between Liberty and Vodafone in the Netherlands in 2016. Bloomberg cited unnamed people with knowledge […]

Government moves to prevent Swisscom fibre monopoly

The Swiss Federal Council has approved proposed changes in the country’s Telecommunications Act (TCA) that will give Swisscom’s competitors access to its fibre network and mandate the opening up of shared access points in buildings to enable rival providers to compete. The Council that access to subscribers should be technology-neutral, and dominant providers will have […]

Switzerland’s Sunrise agrees sports deal with Sky

Swiss service provider Sunrise has partnered with Sky to offer its customers sports content via the Sky Sport app, Sunrise is offering TV and internet customers three months free access to the app, which lets users watch live sport including Champions League and Bundesliga football, ATP World Tour Tennis and Formula 1 racing. The app […]

Tele Columbus appoints Sunrise exec as new CEO

Tele Columbus has appointed the chief commercial officer of Swiss telecoms provider Sunrise as its new CEO. Timm Degenhardt is due to join the German cable operator on August 14, taking from current chief executive Ronny Verhelst, who is stepping down for personal reasons. Verhelst, who has been Tele Columbus’ CEO and chairman for almost seven […]

Sunrise tempts newcomers with free digital TV

Swiss service provider Sunrise is offering its digital TV service free of charge for one year to new subscribers. The offer is open to anyone switching to Sunrise and signing up for internet and TV. The operator is also offering a somewhat smaller incentive to existing internet customers to upgrade to TV as well. Customers […]

Sunrise increases TV customers by 20%

Swiss service provider Sunrise reported a 20.4% year-on-year increase in TV customers at the end of the second quarter. Reporting its Q2 results, the operator said it added 24,200 TV subscribers year-on-year, taking its total to 147,200 customers. “The solid TV customer growth reflects the advantages of Sunrise Home over other providers. Sunrise Home customers […]

Sunrise elects new chairman of the board

Swiss operator Sunrise has elected former UBS chairman, Peter Kurer, to succeed Lorne Somerville as chairman of the board. Kurer, who was appointed at Sunrise’s Annual General Meeting on April 15, will hold the chairman of the board post for a one-year term. Robin Bienenstock, Michael Krammer, Christoph Vilanek and Joachim Preisig were newly elected […]

Germany’s Freenet buys 23.8% of Swiss operator Sunrise

German mobile service provider Freenet has acquired a 23.8% stake in Swiss operator Sunrise. Freenet bought a shareholding of roughly 10.7 million Sunrise shares from private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners, which invested in the company in 2010. With the deal, Freenet chief executive officer Christoph Vilanek and chief finance officer Joachim […]

Sunrise names former EE boss as new CEO

Swiss service provider Sunrise has appointed the former chief executive of UK mobile operator EE, Olaf Swantee, as its new CEO. Current CEO Libor Voncina is due to hand the reins to Swantee on May 9, 2016 after more than three years in charge at Sunrise and will be “available to advise the new CEO […]

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