Swiss court rules against UPC in ice-hockey case

The Swiss Federal administrative court has confirmed a ruling by the country’s competition watchdog that Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland abused its dominant position in broadcasting Swiss ice hockey during the period when it held the rights. The court confirmed the ruling by competition regulator COMCO that UPC Switzerland, now Sunrise, had occupied a dominant position […]

Swisscom sees TV base decline

Swisscom’s TV base declined by 2.2% in the year to September, taking its total TV base down to 1.54 million. The telco also saw its broadband base decline by 0.9% to 2.01 million over the same period. The numbers were revealed shortly after Swisscom launched its new TV set-top, the TV-Box 5, which has been […]

Swisscom launches new Android box, Disney+ and streaming ‘super package’

Swisscom is launching a combined pay TV and streaming box based on Android TV and has signed up Disney+ as a new streaming partner to coincide with the launch of a new ‘super package’ offering a range of streaming products. The new TV-Box 5, described as a more compact device that is 35% more energy-efficient […]

Swisscom brings Paramount+ to subscribers

Swisscom has teamed up with Paramount to bring the latter’s streamer Paramount+ to its subscribers in Switzerland. Paramount+ is now available to order providing unrestricted streaming access to series, originals and blockbusters at home or on the move. Paramount+ has been available as a standalone service in Switzerland since last year. The Swiss telcos said […]

Swisscom sees small TV decline as it keeps prices stable

Swisscom’s TV base declined by 2.1% in the year to June to end with 1.55 million subscribers. The telco’s broadband base also declined – by 0.7% – to end of 2.01 million connections. Most residential subscribers are now signed up to one of Swisscom’s ‘blue’ offerings. The blue brand now accounts for 48% of all […]

Fastweb taps Cisco and Qwilt for Open Caching-based CDN

Swisscom-owned Italian service provider Fastweb has tapped tech companies Cisco and Qwilt to bring their joint CDN solution, based on Open Caching, to the Italian market. The solution will enable Fastweb to rapidly increase network performance, support rising data volumes, and enhance streaming experiences for all its residential and business customers across Italy. Qwilt’s Open […]

Swisscom taps Ateme for ‘world first’ public cloud DVR offering

Swisscom has tapped video processing technology specialist Ateme to deploy its OTT solution to migrate the Cloud Digital Video Recording (CDVR) platform of Swisscom’s blue TV service to AWS, in a move set to deliver the world’s first large-scale CDVR in a public cloud, according to Ateme. The move, which was designed to streamline Swisscom’s […]

Swisscom sees decline in TV subscribers

Swisscom’s TV base declined by 1.8% in the first quarter to end with 1.56 million TV customers. The operator’s broadband base also declined by a more modest 0.6% to land on 2.02 million connecgtions. Swisscom said that 1.98 million customers in the residential customer segment were now using its blue brand subscriptions. Blue now accounts […]

Italy’s Fastweb names new CEO

Walter Renna, currently Fastweb’s head of product design and delivery, is to take over as CEO of the Swisscom-owned Italian operator. Renna will replace Alberto Calcagno. After a 23-year career at Fastweb, including ten years as CEO, Calcagno has decided to step down at the end of September. Fastweb’s board elected Renna as the new […]

Swisscom launches new premium TV options

Swisscom has introduced a new premium offering as part of its blue TV IPTV service., with expanded blue Premium offerings provides as part fo a new blue TV.XL package. In German-speaking Switzerland, blue Premium includes content offered with the Sky Show Entertainment Pass, including series from HBO, Showtime and Sky Originals. The offering also includesover […]

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