Telecom Italia integrates Amazon Prime Video

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck an agreement with Amazon to launch the Amazon Prime Video subscription video-on-demand service on the TIMVision set-top box. The addition of Amazon Prime Video to the TIMVision offering will bring Prime originals and other content to TIMVision customers that have subscripted to Amazon Prime, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with Warner Bros for kids content

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck an agreement with Warner Bros Entertainment Italia to include animated kids content on its TIMVision video offering. The deal means that a range of iconic Warner Bros cartoons, including Scooby Doo, Popeye and Tom & Jerry, will be offered to TIMVision subscribers. Other shows to be made available to TIMVision […]

Mediaset to supply channels to Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia (TIM) and Mediaset have struck a commercial agreement that will result in TIMVision customers having access to Mediaset’s free-to-air linear channels and associated seven-day catch-up services. Under the terms of the deal, from January next year TIMVision subscribers will have access to online programming from Canale5, Italia1 and Retequattro, as well as the free-to-air themed channels La5, TGCom24, Mediaset […]

Telecom Italia goes live with first homegrown TV shows

Telecom Italia’s on-demand video service TIMVision has started airing its first film and TV productions after signing agreements with production outfits Wildside, Lucky Red, Cross Productions, Oplon Film and Bibi Film. The first title to be aired from today is SKAM Italia, an Italian version of the cult Norwegian teen drama first aired by NRK, […]

Telecom Italia plans to triple TIMvision base

Telecom Italia (TIM) expects the number of subscribers to its TIMVision on-demand service to triple by 2020, up from 1.3 million on its fixed network at the end of 2017. TIM set the objective as part of its 2020 strategic plan, approved this week by the company’s board. TIM said that convergence and growing demand […]

Narcos and Netflix tops Italian in-demand digital originals

Netflix’s Colombia-set drug-running drama Narcos is currently far and away the most in-demand digital original in Italy, according to research outfit Parrot Analytics. Netflix as a whole is currently dominating interest in digital original series in Italy, with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale taking the only non-Netflix space in the country’s most in-demand top 10 digital […]

Telecom Italia to launch 4K Android set-top in June

Telecom Italia is to launch a new 4K-ready Android-based set-top box in collaboration with Google. The new TIMvision box is claimed by the operator to be the first in Italy to use the Android TV operating system. Telecom Italia will launch the device in June, with a promotional offer making it available to new TIM […]

Telecom Italia targets half million-plus TV customers this year

Telecom Italia is targeting 550,000 video customers by the end of this year following its recent deals with Netflix, Sky and Mediaset Premium to distribute their services to TIMvision set-top boxes. Speaking to analysts after the company released its second-quarter results at the end of last week, CEO Marco Patuano said that a large part […]

Content deals boost Telecom Italia ultra-fast broadband

Telecom Italia saw strong growth in the ultra-fast broadband segment in the second quarter, boosted, according to CEO Marco Patuano by its raft of recent agreements with content providers. Telecom Italia had 374,000 next-generation network subscribers at the end of June, up from 290,000 in March and up from 231,000 in December. Overall retail broadband […]

Mediaset agrees Premium deal with Telecom Italia

Mediaset and Telecom Italia have agreed a deal whereby the telecom operator will distribute Mediaset Premium, including its exclusive Champions League football coverage. From September, a new version of the Premium offering dubbed Premium Online will be made available to Telecom Italia subscribers via its TIMvision set-top. Premium Online will provide Mediaset Premium’s complete line-up […]