Swisscom responds to new ‘no ad-skipping’ rules for catch-up TV

From October 4, Swiss TV customers will no longer have the option to automatically skip adverts on some channels distributed by Swisscom and other distributors. The move comes as the result of a new industry agreement and legal framework for catch-up or replay TV in the country. Swisscom is responding by launching a new Replay […]

Sunrise Replay TV adds commercials

TV broadcasters and channels have reached an agreement enabling them to continue offering time-shifted television, or Replay TV in its current form in Switzerland in the future. The agreement allows the channels to use new advertising formats to compensate for the revenue lost if commercials are skipped when viewing Replay TV. Liberty Global-backed service provider […]

Swisscom Broadcast and 24i team up for TVaaS offering

Aferian-owned video streaming technology outfit 24i has teamed up with Swisscom Broadcast, the media services arm of the Swiss telco, for the Swiss launch of FokusOnTV, 24i’s new TV as a Service (TVaaS) streaming offering.  The cloud-based FokusOnTV solution is a managed service built on 24i’s middleware. It will be offered as a pre-integrated solution […]

Sunrise UPC launches free TV offering following Wilmaa acquisition

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC is introducing a free TV tier as part of its yallo offering. Yallo is launching yallo Free TV as a free, advertising-funded TV offer that can also be used by customers of other providers. The service comes with basic features and is targeted at those looking for a […]

Swisscom blue helps stabilise broadband and TV base in competitive market

Swiss telco Swisscom’s fixed-line broadband connections and TV connections remained virtually stable year-on-year in the first half of 2022, at 2.03 million connections for broadband and 1.58 million connections for TV. Swisscom said that the market for both broadband and TV was being driven by promotional offers. The period saw the launch of Swisscom blue, […]

Sunrise UPC secures CHL through SRG sublicensing deal

Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC’s premium sports offering MySports is to broadcast all Champions Hockey League (CHL) games live this season. The best ice hockey team in Europe is crowned every year as part of this international competition, which also features Swiss teams. The Liberty Global-backed operator acquired the pay-TV rights to the CHL through a […]

Swiss court confirms Swisscom fine in sports TV marketing case

Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court has confirmed a fine of CHF71.8 million on Swisscom and its Cinetrade subsidiary, now known as Blue Entertainment, in a long-running competition case concerning the marketing of sports content. Switzerland’s Competition Commission (COMCO) levied the fine on the telco in 2016 for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the provision of […]

Sunrise UPC makes Sunrise its principal brand

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC is making Sunrise its principal brand and will kick off a major marketing campaign around the transition on May 23. MySports, the sports TV offering of the former UPC, will also see its design revamped. Current UPC customers will continue to receive their existing products and services under […]

Sunrise UPC debuts video recommendation on yallo TV

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC has introduced a new streaming-like recommendation feature to its yallo TV service. Yallo TV now shows selected TV recommendations as video snippets or short video previews. The company said this was intended to address the preferences of younger TV viewers who are used to these forms of video […]

Sunrise UPC forms streaming partnership with CH Media

Swiss commercial broadcast group CH Media and Liberty Global-backed service provider Sunrise UPC have forged a joint venture allieance that will see streaming service oneplus become an integral component of the TV offer of Sunrise UPC. The Liberty Glboal-backed operator will in turn acquire a 20% share in CH Media TV AG, CH Media will will […]

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