Sunrise UPC makes Sunrise its principal brand

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC is making Sunrise its principal brand and will kick off a major marketing campaign around the transition on May 23. MySports, the sports TV offering of the former UPC, will also see its design revamped. Current UPC customers will continue to receive their existing products and services under […]

Sunrise UPC debuts video recommendation on yallo TV

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC has introduced a new streaming-like recommendation feature to its yallo TV service. Yallo TV now shows selected TV recommendations as video snippets or short video previews. The company said this was intended to address the preferences of younger TV viewers who are used to these forms of video […]

Sunrise UPC forms streaming partnership with CH Media

Swiss commercial broadcast group CH Media and Liberty Global-backed service provider Sunrise UPC have forged a joint venture allieance that will see streaming service oneplus become an integral component of the TV offer of Sunrise UPC. The Liberty Glboal-backed operator will in turn acquire a 20% share in CH Media TV AG, CH Media will will […]

Swisscom names new CEO

Swisscom has named Christoph Aeschlimann as its new CEO, replacing Urs Schaeppi, who will step down from the role on June 1 after nine years at the helm of the country’s largest telco. Aeschlimann is currently head of infrastructure, network and IT at the telco and has been a member of the group executive board […]

FunBox UHD to stay on Swisscom’s blue TV

Channel and streaming service provider SPI/FilmBox has extended its distribution deal with Swiss telco Swisscom for its 4K/UHD lifestyle channel, FunBox UHD. FunBox UHD, which features ultra-high-definition programming on culture, travel, lifestyle, art, music and more, will continue to be available via Swisscom’s blue TV service with German and English language options. FunBox UHD offers 100% native UHD programming dedicated […]

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 […]