Switzerland


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 […]

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 […]

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