Swiss regulator says fibre plans could be anticompetitive

The Swiss competition regulator WEKO has found that joint projects by Swisscom and local public utility providers to build new fibre networks could pose a threat to competition in the market. Cable operator UPC Cablecom said that the finding confirmed its own view and demanded that the various parties involved addressed WEKO’s concerns.

Zattoo launches pay TV service in Germany

Switzerland-based online TV service provider Zattoo has launched a pay TV option, Zattoo Plus, in Germany and Switzerland. In Germany, Zattoo is offering a €9.90 subscription service, renewable each month. Zattoo is offering seven channels: Auto Motor and Sport Channel, Planet, FuelTV, Outdoor Sports Channel, Deutsches Musik Fernsehen, Body In Balance and Yourfamily Dabei. Jan […]

Swisscom reveals VOD usage figures

Swisscom has revealed that it had approximately 3,000,000 VOD requests from its Swissom TV customers in the first half of the year. That figure was up from just over 1,500,000 requests for the same period a year earlier and just under 2,500,000 during the second half of 2010. Swisscom TV offers about 5,000 VOD titles, […]

Swisscom TV growth continues

Swisscom ended June with 512,000 TV customers, 200,000 more than at the same time last year. The telco said the number of people signed up to triple-play bundles including the Vivo Casa offering that combines fixed-line telephony, internet and TV had reached 300,000. The number of broadband customers in Switzerland was up 5.8% to 1.6 […]

Liberty Global seen as possible buyer for Orange Switzerland

Pan European cable operator Liberty Global and a raft of private equity firms are reportedly in the running to acquire the Swiss arm of France Telecom. The French telecom firm and pay TV operator announced at the end of July that it was looking to sell Orange Switzerland as part of a portfolio review that […]

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