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 […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Swisscom begins airing MySports but UPC hit with CHF30m fine

Swisscom has added Liberty Global-owned rival UPC Switzerland’s premium sports service MySports to its TV offering, bringing the country’s popular ice hockey league games to its customers. The move, which follows a reciprocal deal struck between the pair in July whereby the pair agreed the distribution of iMySports, and Swisscom-backed pay TV offering Teleclub on […]

Telecom Italia agrees to create single national fibre infrastructure

Telecom Italia’s (TIM) board has approved an agreement with private equity outfit KKR Infrastructure and Swisscom-owned service provider Fastweb and a letter of intent with CDP Equity to create a single combined fibre network in Italy. As part of a complex weave of transactions, TIM, KKR Infrastructure and Fastweb will create a new company into […]

Swisscom sees TV numbers fall in ‘saturated market’

Swiss telecom operator Swisscom saw its TV base decline in the first half in what it characterised as a “saturated market”. The telco’s TV base stood at 1.55 million at the end of June, down from 1.56 million at the end of last year. The telco’s TV base grew marginally year-on-year, by 1.4%, after it […]

UPC Switzerland and Swisscom in landmark reciprocal sports deal

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has struck a reciprocal agreement for the distribution of its premium sports offering, MySports, and Swisscom-backed pay TV offering Teleclub on each other’s platforms. From this autumn, UPC and Swisscom customers will have equal access to live sport content from both services, further details of the commercial offerings will be made […]

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