Switzerland


UPC Switzerland boosts MySports with TeleTicino deal

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s sports service MySports has extended its cooperation agreement with regional TV channel TeleTicino for another year, giving the service continued live access six qualifying round matches between top ice-hockey teams HC Lugano and HC Ambri-Piotta in the 2019-20 season. “We are proud of the fact that the positive cooperation between MySports […]

UPC Switzerland ups offer to business customers

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland, currently in the process of being sold to local alternative telco Sunrise, has launched a series of new offers targeted at  businesses. UPC Switzerland is offering six packages with up to 1 Gbit/s upload and download speeds, including a 20% discount on mobile subscriptions. The Internet speed for the […]

Liberty Global sells UPC Switzerland to Sunrise

Liberty Global has agreed to sell its wholly-owned Swiss operation, UPC Switzerland, to local operator Sunrise for a total enterprise value of CHF 6.3 billion (€5.6 billion). The deal will establish Sunrise – which is Switzerland’s number two player in mobile, TV, fixed broadband and fixed voice behind Swisscom – as the “leading converged challenger” […]

Liberty Global sees drop in video customers

Liberty Global’s announcement of the sale of its operation in Switzerland (see separate story) came as the company posted mixed Q4 and full-year results, with an acceleration in video losses in the three months to December. Liberty Global lost 32,500 revenue-generating units in Q4, meaning its gain for the year overall was 30,000. The company […]

Sunrise to launch 5G in Switzerland this March

Swiss mobile operator Sunrise has announced plans to roll out 5G connectivity to 150 cities and villages by the end of March. The move will make Sunrise the first operator to introduce 5G in Switzerland and will establish the country as one of the first in the world to adopt the new technology, alongside the […]

Swisscom grows TV and bundled base

Swisscom grew its TV base by 3.5%, or 52,000 customers year-on-year in the final quarter of last year, taking its TV total to 1.52 million. The Swiss telco also grew its fixed-line broadband base by 0.9%, or 19,000 customers, to 1.52 million. Swisscom said that fixed line phone customers numbered 1.64 million at the end […]

Sunrise confirms it is in talks to buy UPC Switzerland

Swiss telecom provider Sunrise has confirmed that it is in talks with Liberty Global over a possible acquisition of UPC Switzerland, following press reports. “Sunrise confirms it is in discussions with Liberty Global regarding a possible acquisition of UPC Schweiz,” the telco said, adding that it would only pursue a transaction “that is strategically compelling […]

Sunrise reportedly in advanced talks to buy UPC Switzerland

Swiss mobile telco Sunrise is in advanced talks to acquire Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland, according to the Financial Times, citing unnamed sources. According to the FT, the talks are still at a stage where they could fail. A sale of Liberty Global’s Swiss unit would mark a fresh step towards a potential exit […]

UPC Switzerland launching dedicated eSports channel

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Switzerland is launching what it says is the first eSports channel in the country in German, eSports1, on its platform this week. eSports1 will go live on Thursday as part of the operator’s MySports Pro premium offering which will carry the channel exclusively. MySports already broadcasts and weekly eSports […]

EBU: European DTT shut-downs not indicative of wider decline in platform

Recent moves by Belgium and Switzerland to shut down digital-terrestrial broadcast networks do not signal a decline in DTT distribution and terrestrial broadcasting in other EU markets remains robust, according to a study by public broadcasters organisation the EBU. The EBU’s intervention in the debate around the future of DTT follows the shut-down of Belgian […]

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