Switzerland


Swisscom secures Champions League, teams with SRG for UHD World Cup

Swisscom’s pay TV arm Teleclub has secured the rights to Champions League and Europa League football in Switzerland and will air public broadcaster SRG’s coverage of the World Cup in 4K UHD TV. Champions League and Europa League games will be shown on Teleclub from August 21 and every match from both competitions will be […]

Swiss Salt enters fixed market with Apple-based TV service

Swiss mobile telco Salt is launching a TV offering as part of its entry into the fixed-line business to offer a triple-play comparable to that of rival providers. Salt has struck partnerships with Swiss Fiber Network, city authorities and other organisations to deliver fibre coverage in over 30 cities and regions, with further expansion promised. […]

MySports passes subscriber milestone

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s premium sports channel MySports has secured 50,000 subscribers since its launch in September, according to the company. UPC distributes MySports on its own network and via 15 distribution partners. The service has exclusive rights to Swiss National League ice hockey, which is aired on the MySports Pro channels. Other forthcoming competitions […]

Switzerland votes to keep licence fee

The Swiss public has voted 71% in favour of keeping the TV and radio licence fee in a vote at the weekend. Public broadcaster SRG said that the vote marked a “new beginning” for the association, which set out plans to reform, boost efficiency and focus on news and digital services in the wake of […]

Sky Germany launches Swiss streaming service

Sky Germany has launched a streaming service in Switzerland that will give viewers access to TV series like Game of Thrones, Westworld and Babylon Berlin. Sky Show will be available for CHF14.90 per month and, like Sky’s Now TV Entertainment pack in the UK, will be available without a long-term contract. The OTT offering will […]

Switzerland’s Net+ taps VO for multiscreen service

Swiss service provider Net+ has tapped Viaccess-Orca (VO) to power to its new multiscreen TV service. The Net+ Mobile TV offering is powered by VO Player and offers a unified viewer experience across Android and iOS devices, as well as via web browsers on PCs and Macs. VO Player is compliant with the DVB-Sub subtitle […]

Fries: Liberty Global will not ‘dismantle’ European business

Liberty Global has no intention of “dismantling” its European business and remains committed to growing its business in markets where it can achieve national scale, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after the company reported mixed Q4 results, Fries said that Liberty remained committed to its core European markets. The cable […]

Star Trek: Discovery tops Parrot list for Switzerland

Star Trek: Discovery topped Parrot Analytics’ top 10 list of in-demand digital originals in Switzerland for the week ending February 11. The sci-fi show, which is produced for CBS All Access in the US but is distributed by Netflix internationally, garnered over 1.186 million average demand expressions for the week from February 5-11, putting it […]

UPC Switzerland launches Happy Home with boosted WiFi

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has launched Happy Home, a offering to improve subscribers in-home WiFi connectivity through a combination of its UPC Connect app and WLAN Powerline set of adapters. At the same time, as part of the launch of the new brand, UPC Switzerland has doubled the internet speed available to about 300,000 existing […]

Swisscom TV growth grinds to a virtual halt

Swisscom saw its TV base edge up by 3.5% to 1.47 million in the year to March, helped by the success of bundled offering inOne, in the face of what the operator described as “stiff competition from cable networks”. However, the company’s overall TV subscriber base was more or less flat quarter-on-quarter. Swisscom added net […]

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