Switzerland


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 […]

Play Suisse taps You.i TV technology as it goes live

Play Suisse, the new combined streaming service launched by Swiss pubcaster SRG SSR, is using technology from You.i TV is being utilized by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) as the underlying technology behind the recently launched Play Suisse. Launched on November 7, the service provides in-house and co-produced programmes from Switzerland’s four main broadcasting […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Swisscom begins airing MySports but UPC hit with CHF30m fine

Swisscom has added Liberty Global-owned rival UPC Switzerland’s premium sports service MySports to its TV offering, bringing the country’s popular ice hockey league games to its customers. The move, which follows a reciprocal deal struck between the pair in July whereby the pair agreed the distribution of iMySports, and Swisscom-backed pay TV offering Teleclub on […]

Liberty Global passes threshold for Sunrise acquisition

Liberty Global’s Swiss subsidiary UPC Switzerland has secured 82% of the share capital of mobile-focused service provider Sunrise following its public tender offer for the company. The number of Sunrise shares tendered meant that Liberty was able to claim that, subject to confirmation, the minimum acceptance threshold of two thirds of Sunrise’s shares had been […]

Sunrise offers ‘rotating’ Samsung TV to internet customers

Swiss service provider Sunrise has begun marketing Samsung’s Sero, a new 43-inch TV that can rotate between horizontal and vertical display modes, which the operator is making available on a 24-month installment plan. The Sero, which is only available in a handful of countries enables users to switch between the different display orientations depending on […]

Salt threatens legal action against Sunrise’s Liberty Global deal

Swiss service provider Salt has said it is contemplating legal action against Sunrise in relation to the latter’s planned acquisition by Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland. The official prospectus for the latter was published today. Salt’s threat of legal action relates to the fibre-to-the-home JV the pair agreed to set up to deploy FTTH networks across […]

Liberty Global to acquire Switzerland’s Sunrise

Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Swiss telecom operator Sunrise in a move that completely turns around its failed sale of UPC Switzerland to Sunrise last year. Liberty has agreed agreed to make an all cash public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Sunrise at a price of CHF110 per share, representing a […]

Liberty Global returns to customer growth, O2 JV ‘on track’

Liberty Global has been able to confirm its full-year financial guidance after turning in solid Q2 results that saw revenue fall as a result of the impact of COVID-19, adjusted EBITDA remain flat, and subscriber numbers rise thanks to a rebound in the UK. Revenue dropped by 4.5% to US$2.723 billion as a result of […]

UPC Switzerland and Swisscom in landmark reciprocal sports deal

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has struck a reciprocal agreement for the distribution of its premium sports offering, MySports, and Swisscom-backed pay TV offering Teleclub on each other’s platforms. From this autumn, UPC and Swisscom customers will have equal access to live sport content from both services, further details of the commercial offerings will be made […]

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