Switzerland


Netplus.ch taps Agama for OTT quality assurance

Swiss service provider netplus.ch has turned to quality assurance technology specialist Agama Technologies to extend its video analytics and monitoring solution with additional coverage in the headend and to all types of OTT devices. Agama said that its solution for the operator now provides full transparency of the video distribution networks through the subscribers’ homes. […]

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 […]

French streamer BrutX begins international rollout

French streaming service BrutX has launched in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The international expansion of the service, which follows its launch in France, is available in the three Francophone markets as of today. The move is the first part of a wider international expansion plan. The streamer’s founders aim to launch it more widely in […]

Sunrise UPC extends hockey rights deal for MySports

Sunrise UPC, the new combined Swiss operator from the merger of Liberty Global’s local unit and Sunrise, has struck a deal with Swiss hockey’s National League AG to extend its MySports offering’s rights to the sport for another five years from the start of the 2022 season until the end of the 2027 season. This […]

Swiss watchdog approves Sunrise delisting

Swiss stock exchange body SIX Exchange Regulation AG has approved the delisting of the registered shares of Sunrise Communications Group with a nominal value of CHF1.00 each from the SIX Swiss Exchange. The last trading day and the effective date of delisting will be determined when the legally binding squeeze-out of remaining shareholders occurs. SIX […]

Turkish Dizi Channel debuts in Switzerland on Salt

SPI/FilmBox and Swiss telecommunications provider Salt  have partnered to bring SPI’s global Turkish drama channel Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) to Switzerland. Starting on December 1, the channel will be offered in the primary basic package. Viewers can watch the channel in the original Turkish version with English subtitles, or with Arabic dubbing. Established in April 2019, TDC currently reaches […]

Sunrise UPC unveils exec committee and management structure

Sunrise UPC – the new combined Swiss operator from the merger of Sunrise and Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland – has named its executive committee headed by the company’s CEO, former Sunrise chief executive André Krause. The committee comprises Krause, deputy CEO and chief operating officer Severina Pascu – previously deputy CEO at Virgin Media – […]

Sunrise rolls out first 5G stadium app for FC Basel 1893

Swiss alternative telco Sunrise, set to merger with Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland, has launched the first of what it says will be a series of 5G-enabled fan-experience enrichment applications for football fans with the Sunrise CamCheck, a new service developed in partnership with FC Basel 1893. The app will enable FC Basel 1893 fans to […]

Liberty Global’s Fries looking to Belgian merger, fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global is hoping part-owned Belgian operator Telenet will take advantage of the renewed sale of Wallonia-region cable operator Voo to create a national-scale player in the country, according to CEO Mike Fries.  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference online last week,  Fries said that the acquisition of Voo by […]

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