Swisscom responds to new ‘no ad-skipping’ rules for catch-up TV

From October 4, Swiss TV customers will no longer have the option to automatically skip adverts on some channels distributed by Swisscom and other distributors. The move comes as the result of a new industry agreement and legal framework for catch-up or replay TV in the country. Swisscom is responding by launching a new Replay […]

Swisscom Broadcast and 24i team up for TVaaS offering

Aferian-owned video streaming technology outfit 24i has teamed up with Swisscom Broadcast, the media services arm of the Swiss telco, for the Swiss launch of FokusOnTV, 24i’s new TV as a Service (TVaaS) streaming offering.  The cloud-based FokusOnTV solution is a managed service built on 24i’s middleware. It will be offered as a pre-integrated solution […]

Swisscom blue helps stabilise broadband and TV base in competitive market

Swiss telco Swisscom’s fixed-line broadband connections and TV connections remained virtually stable year-on-year in the first half of 2022, at 2.03 million connections for broadband and 1.58 million connections for TV. Swisscom said that the market for both broadband and TV was being driven by promotional offers. The period saw the launch of Swisscom blue, […]

Swiss court confirms Swisscom fine in sports TV marketing case

Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court has confirmed a fine of CHF71.8 million on Swisscom and its Cinetrade subsidiary, now known as Blue Entertainment, in a long-running competition case concerning the marketing of sports content. Switzerland’s Competition Commission (COMCO) levied the fine on the telco in 2016 for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the provision of […]

Swisscom names new CEO

Swisscom has named Christoph Aeschlimann as its new CEO, replacing Urs Schaeppi, who will step down from the role on June 1 after nine years at the helm of the country’s largest telco. Aeschlimann is currently head of infrastructure, network and IT at the telco and has been a member of the group executive board […]

FunBox UHD to stay on Swisscom’s blue TV

Channel and streaming service provider SPI/FilmBox has extended its distribution deal with Swiss telco Swisscom for its 4K/UHD lifestyle channel, FunBox UHD. FunBox UHD, which features ultra-high-definition programming on culture, travel, lifestyle, art, music and more, will continue to be available via Swisscom’s blue TV service with German and English language options. FunBox UHD offers 100% native UHD programming dedicated […]

Swisscom feels the pressure of ‘saturated’ TV market

Swisscom saw its pay TV base decline slightly in the year to June in what the Swiss telco described as a market that was “saturated and highly driven by promotional offers”. Swisscom reported 1.582 million TV customers at the end of the second quarter, down from 1.584 million at the same point last year. At […]

Swisscom launches Blue TV on Apple TV boxes and Net+

Swisscom’s Blue TV service is now available on Apple TV for the first time. The launch comes ahead of the new Swiss football season, which Swisscom will make available to subscribers along with Super League, Challenge League, Champions League and Europa League football. Swisscom said that the Apple TV launch, which comes after a number […]

Swisscom to launch blue TV on Apple TV and net+

Swisscom has announced that its blue TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV and net+ TV boxes. The app, formerly known as Teleclub prior to a rebrand in late 2020, provides viewers with access to over 250 channels alongside extensive sports coverage including the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Suisse Super League. With […]

Swisscom taps THEOplayer for blue TV

Swsscom is using technology from video streaming tech specialist THEO Technologies to deliver the blue TV service – previously known as TV Air and will now use THEOplayer across its web clients as well as on connected TVs. The partnership between Swisscom and THEO started back in 2016, when Swisscom adopted THEOplayer across its TV […]

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