Swisscom


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 […]

DAZN launches direct carrier billing in Germany and Switzerland with Telefónica and Swisscom

Sports streamer DAZN has launched direct carrier billing in Germany and Switzerland. In collaboration with Telefónica Germany (via O2) and Swisscom, customers will now be able to pay for their subscription to DAZN directly through their mobile operator. The company said that this will “further simplify and streamline the customer experience and launches with the […]

Eurochannel to launch on Swisscom TV

European cinema channel Eurochannel will launch on Swisscom.  The operator announced that the channel is now available to Swisscom TV subscribers in a German language version on the Top Deutsch+ package and as a French language version on the Top Français+ package. Marking the launch of the channel on Swisscom, Eurochannel will offer a selection […]

Swisscom grows TV base despite saturated market

Swisscom managed to grow its TV base by 2.4% to 1.56 million in the year to December, despite what the company described as a saturated market driven by promotional offers. Swisscom’s broadband base remained stable at 2.03 million, while fixed line telephone subscribers declined by 126,000 over the year to 1.52 million. Swisscom claimed strong […]

Swisscom integrates Netflix in Swisscom TV X offering

Swisscom is launching a new TV package that incorporates Netflix at a discounted price. The new offering, Swisscom TV X, will include Netflix’s standard HD package alongside a large number of pay TV channels, ,seven-day catch-up TV and 1,200 hours of recording time for CHF50 (€47) a month. For an additional CHF5 a month, customers […]

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