Swisscom


Swisscom TV boosted by bundles in ‘saturated’ market

Swisscom grew its TV base by 4,000 subscribers in Q1 in what the company said was a “saturated” market that was “driven strongly by promotional offerings”. The 0.3% quarter-on-quarter increase in the Swiss telco’s TV base took its total to 1.52 million, with Swisscom saying that the growth was driven by its bundled offering. The […]

Deutsche Telekom TV chief moves to Cinetrade role

Swisscom-affiliated films rights and content company Cinetrade has named Deutsche Telekom’s TV and entertainment chief Wolfgang Elsaßer as its new CEO. Elsaßer will replace Wilfried Heinzelmann, who has decided to step down from operational management as of July. Elsaßer, who previously held senior roles at Grundig, Sky Deutschland predecessor Premiere World and SES Astra, took […]

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. […]

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