Liberty Global’s Sunrise plans to cut 200 jobs

Liberty Global-owned’s Swiss telco company, Sunrise, has outlined plans to cut 200 jobs as part of an aim to streamline the company’s structures, following its merge with UPC in 2021.  A variety of leadership positions will be cut by mid-January to the end of March 2024 at the latest, with reductions expected to lead to […]

Swiss court rules against UPC in ice-hockey case

The Swiss Federal administrative court has confirmed a ruling by the country’s competition watchdog that Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland abused its dominant position in broadcasting Swiss ice hockey during the period when it held the rights. The court confirmed the ruling by competition regulator COMCO that UPC Switzerland, now Sunrise, had occupied a dominant position […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: ‘Grinding’ European telecoms industry needs consolidation

The European telecoms business is badly in need of consolidation, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley’s European Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Barcelona, Fries said that the European telecoms space remained highly fragmented compared with other parts of the world, and that action is needed to fix this. […]

Swisscom sees TV base decline

Swisscom’s TV base declined by 2.2% in the year to September, taking its total TV base down to 1.54 million. The telco also saw its broadband base decline by 0.9% to 2.01 million over the same period. The numbers were revealed shortly after Swisscom launched its new TV set-top, the TV-Box 5, which has been […]

Liberty Global falls short as price hike hits customer numbers

Liberty Global’s third-quarter earnings and revenue have fallen short of analysts’ expectations, with the cable giant posting a rebased sales drop of 4.3% to US$1.85 billion and a drop in earnings of 66.2% to US$822.7 million. Liberty Global’s adjusted EBITDA dropped 16.9% on a rebased basis to US$597.7 million. The drop in revenue came despite […]

Swisscom launches new Android box, Disney+ and streaming ‘super package’

Swisscom is launching a combined pay TV and streaming box based on Android TV and has signed up Disney+ as a new streaming partner to coincide with the launch of a new ‘super package’ offering a range of streaming products. The new TV-Box 5, described as a more compact device that is 35% more energy-efficient […]

Liberty Global’s Rodriguez: fibre more cost-efficient, DOCSIS 3.1 still has potential

Fibre offers a “significantly more cost efficient” upgrade path for cable “than both DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 4.0,” according to Liberty Global CTO Enrique Rodriguez, while DOCSIS 3.1 is in certain circumstances able to deliver ultra-fast bandwidth to suit current and predicted future demand. Speaking on a Morgan Stanley CTO Symposium webinar yesterday, Rodriguez said […]

Severina Pascu to step down from Sunrise role

Liberty Global veteran exec Severina Pascu is to step down as deputy CEO and chief consumer officer of Sunrise, the group’s Swiss joint-venture operating subsidiary. Pascu, who will step down on October 1, will remain in an xecutive advisory role for six months. She will also remain with Liberty Global as a member of the […]

Swisscom brings Paramount+ to subscribers

Swisscom has teamed up with Paramount to bring the latter’s streamer Paramount+ to its subscribers in Switzerland. Paramount+ is now available to order providing unrestricted streaming access to series, originals and blockbusters at home or on the move. Paramount+ has been available as a standalone service in Switzerland since last year. The Swiss telcos said […]

Swiss League to air on Sky Sports and CH Media

Switzerland’s second-tier ice hockey competition, Swiss League, is to air on the region’s pay TV operator CH Media, as well as the UK broadcaster and streaming provider, Sky The 2023/24 season commences today, with Sky Sports broadcasting all Swiss League games. While, EHC Olten and HC Thurgau games will be shown on CH Media’s news […]

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