Swisscom grows TV and bundled base

Swisscom grew its TV base by 3.5%, or 52,000 customers year-on-year in the final quarter of last year, taking its TV total to 1.52 million. The Swiss telco also grew its fixed-line broadband base by 0.9%, or 19,000 customers, to 1.52 million. Swisscom said that fixed line phone customers numbered 1.64 million at the end […]

DAZN launches on Swisscom TV

Sports streaming service DAZN has launched on Swisscom TV, offering sports content to the operator’s customers including English Premier League and Spanish La Liga football. DAZN costs CHF12.90 (€11.29) per-month without long-term commitments. Swisscom will not initially offer operator billing but said this option should follow in the future. “I am delighted that we are continuing […]

TV contributes to Swisscom bundling success

Swiss telco Swisscom said that TV had made an important contribution to the success of its bundled offers after Q3 growth took its TV base to 1.51 million customers, up 3.9% year-on-year. Over the year, the company’s broadband connections rose by 30,000 or 1.5% to 2.03 million, while Swisscom TV connections grew by 57,000 or 3.9% […]

Swisscom reaches 1.5 million TV customers

Swisscom grew its TV base by 3.7% year-on-year after adding 54,000 TV connections in the first six months of the year, reaching a record 1.5 million TV customers at the end of June. The Swiss multi-play operator said that TV and broadband connections continue to grow, with strong demand for inOne bundled offerings continuing in […]

Love Nature 4K expands European footprint

Love Nature 4K has agreed two new channel distribution deals in Europe, launching in the Netherlands on Dutch-speaking service KPN and in Switzerland via IPTV platform Swisscom. The move follows the recent debut of Love Nature’s wildlife and nature channel on Virgin Media in the UK and is part of the company’s broader expansion in […]

Swisscom names new network and infrastructure chief

Swisscom has named Christoph Aeschlimann as head of IT, network and infrastructure, replacing Heinz Herren. Aeschlimann will take up his post on February 1 next year, with Herren reducing his working hours to focus on strategic projects and other tasks both inside and outside the company. Herren will also take up additional board responsibilities. Aeschlimann […]

Swisscom taps Ateme for virtual headend project

Swisscom has tapped TV technology provider Ateme to provide its Titan virtual encoding platform for its MediaCloud project. Swisscom’s MediaCloud project is designed to create an IPTV virtualized video headend system based on video transcoding to manage numerous TV input formats. Ateme said that its virtualised and containerised transcoder enables Swisscom to enhance its MediaCloud […]

TV driving Swisscom’s broadband growth

Swisscom’s TV service continues to be the driving force behind growth in broadband subscriptions, according to the telco. Reporting Q1 results, Swisscom said that Swisscom TV connections rose by 54,000 or 3.8% to 1.49 million in the year to March. The company claims a 34% of the Swiss digital TV market, up from 33% last year. […]

Swisscom secures Champions League, teams with SRG for UHD World Cup

Swisscom’s pay TV arm Teleclub has secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in Switzerland and will air public broadcaster SRG’s coverage of the World Cup in 4K UHD TV. Champions League and Europa League games will be shown on Teleclub from August 21 and every match from both competitions will be […]

Swisscom TV growth grinds to a virtual halt

Swisscom saw its TV base edge up by 3.5% to 1.47 million in the year to March, helped by the success of bundled offering inOne, in the face of what the operator described as “stiff competition from cable networks”. However, the company’s overall TV subscriber base was more or less flat quarter-on-quarter. Swisscom added net […]

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