Swisscom


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 […]

UPC Switzerland switches from Salt to Swisscom

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland is to use Swisscom’s mobile network to provide mobile services, switching from the network of alternative provider Salt. The company, which has a mobile base of about 100,000 users on the Salt network, said that the change would see its customers benefit from Swisscom’s highly-rated network and would enable […]

4KUniverse comes to Europe

4K UHD TV general entertainment streaming network 4KUniverse is launching in Europe this week, with satellite operator SES distributing the channel to Swiss telco Swisscom for distribution to its 1.45 million customers. 4KUniverse, created by producer Matthew Mancinelli last year, launched initially in North America on the SES UHD platform. The latter provides channels to […]

Swisscom launches new TV platform

Swisscom has launched a new TV user interface, dubbed Entertainment OS3, that includes access to additional content, personalisation features, the organisation of content around 20 themes and a variety of other features. The new service offers 20 themed ‘worlds’ with access to current, upcoming and past programmes, videos and content on demand via pay TV […]

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