Switzerland


UPC Switzerland’s sports chief to leave

Steffi Buchli, the director of programming and presenter on MySports, the sports service from Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland, is to leave this summer ahead of taking up a post as chief editor for sport at the Blick Group publishing outfit, part of the Ringier Group, from January 2021. UPC said that she Buchli […]

Sunrise turns to Salt for Swiss fibre JV

Swiss service provider Sunrise has teamed up with rival alternative provider Salt to create a JV to deploy FTTH networks across the country. The new company, Swiss Open Fiber, will be co-owned by Salt and Sunrise with equal shareholding alongside another prospective equity partner. The goal is for Swiss Open Fiber to reach 1.5 million […]

Pluto TV expands German-speaking market offering

ViacomCBS AVOD service Pluto TV has expanded its offering in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by launching 24 new channels. Having launched this year with a line-up of 45 live channels, Pluto TV now deliver 75 channels in these three markets. The outfit is launching a marketing campaign across television and digital outlets in Germany, Switzerland […]

Liberty Global hit by UK subscriber decline

Liberty Global’s fourth quarter results were hit by accelerating TV losses and an overall decline in customer numbers, with the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland all contributing to the decline. Virgin Media lost 110,900 revenue-generating units in the UK and Ireland and its customer base declined by 9,400, compared with a customer gain of 9,000 […]

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 […]

Sunrise names new CFO as consumer chief departs

Swiss service provider Sunrise has named Uwe Schiller, previously SVP of finance and investor relations as its new CFO with immediate effect, following the appointment of former CFO André Krause as CEO. Schiller has 20 years’ experience within Sunrise, having held management positions in networks before joining the finance department in 2003. He played a key […]

Insight TV extends Swiss coverage with UPC deal

4K UHD HDR channel Insight TV has launched on UPC Switzerland’s platform, expanding its reach in the Swiss market, where it is available on all three other major platforms.  The launch means that UPC subscribers will be able to view 4K UHD content including Street Kings in Jail, esports show Modern Day Gladiators and Ghost […]

Swisscom launches new TV box as centre of smart home

Swisscom has launched a new TV box that will serve as a smart home control centre with an integrated voice assistant. Swisscom has also revamped its TV user interface as part of the launch.  The new box comes with a new voice assistant that can be used to control the TV, including switching channels, launching […]

Virgin Media video losses push down Liberty Global RGUs

Video subscriber losses at Virgin Media contributed in no small way to pushing down Liberty Global revenue-generating unit count in the third quarter. The cable giant lost 76,300 RGUs overall in the quarter, taking the total losses for the year-to-date to 80,400. Virgin Media’s RGU losses amounted to 53,000 for the quarter, which the company […]

Sunrise extends 4K OTT TV service to Samsung smart TVs

Swiss operator Sunrise has extended the availability of what it describes as the first live 4K OTT TV app in the country. The OTT service is now available on Samsung smart TVs, and customers signing up to Sunrise TV neo max along with a Sunrise internet subscription will receive a new 55-ience Samsung TV “as […]

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