Vodafone teams up with WDR for 5G TV trial

Vodafone Deutschland has teamed up with public broadcaster WDR to test the delivery of media library content over 5G, enabling viewers to receive 4K resolution video over wireless networks. The goal of the trial is to test the resilience of delivery of high-resolution content to mobile devices. For the purposes of the trial, WDR is […]

HBO launches service for Portugal

HBO has launched a dedicated service for Portugal, giving audiences in the country access to full seasons of HBO and third-party shows, movies, documentaries and family content. HBO has struck a deal with Vodafone to distribute its service to TV customers, making the company the exclusive service provider partner for the streaming offering in the […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom pay TV complaints

Virgin Media generated the highest number of complaints about pay TV to Ofcom in Q3 of last year, according to the media and telecom regulator’s latest analysis of complaints received. The Liberty Global-owned cable operator generated 19 complaints per 100,000 subscribers, mostly related to contract issues, followed by complaints handling and billing, pricing and charge […]

Vodafone-Ziggo moves forward with digital switchover

Dutch Vodafone-Liberty Global joint venture VodafoneZiggo is to move forwards with plans to complete digital switchover in its cable footprint by switching off analogue TV signals in The Hague on the night of March 11-12. VodafoneZiggo began the process of transitioning its networks to digital-only services in March last year, and has completed the process […]

Vodafone ‘happy with status quo’ on Dutch JV with Liberty Global

Vodafone’s CEO is “happy with the status quo” of the company’s Dutch joint-venture with Liberty Global and believes that VodafoneZiggo “plays a good role in the portfolio” of the company’s assets. Answering an analyst question on the Dutch JV following Vodafone’s release of fiscal Q3 numbers at the end of last week, CEO Nick Read […]

Vodafone sees Spanish TV numbers bounce back

Vodafone saw its revenue slip in the fiscal third quarter but recovered ground in Spain, where it has been under pressure from Telefónica and Orange since dropping top-tier football from its offering. In Spain, Vodafone grew its TV base by 13,000, compared with a loss of 66,000 in its dire second quarter, taking its TV […]

Vodafone Deutschland adds eSports1 to offering

Vodafone Deutschland has added eSports service eSports1 to its Vodafone TV offering, replacing Sport1 US HD. The eSports channel will feature over 1,200 live hours of eSports action along with highlights and magazine content including Wednesday magazine show Inside eSports. Broadcasting rights this year include live and highlight coverage of four ESL one events as […]

Vodafone and O2 agree 5G partnership in the UK

UK mobile operators Vodafone and O2 have agreed to extend their network sharing partnership to include 5G, in a bid to deploy 5G services faster, cheaper and to more customers. Vodafone and O2’s parent company, Telefonica, have agreed non-binding terms that will see the two firms provide 5G coverage from joint radio network sites. At […]

Vodafone Deutschland taps Metrological for GigaTV apps

Vodafone Deutschland has chosen Metrological to deliver integrated apps and premium OTT TV content for its GigaTV advanced TV platform. According to Metrological, the agreement will give Vodafone customers access to a wide range of premium OTT TV services as well niche content and localised apps, integrated directly into the GigaTV UI, through the Metrological […]

Vodafone Deutschland integrates Spotify for mobile subs

Cable and mobile service provider Vodafone Deutschland has struck a partnership with music streaming outfit Spotify to enable its mobile subscribers to add Spotify’s premium service to their mobile packages for €9.99. Vodafone customers can sign up for Spotify via the MeinVodafone app and pay via their mobile bill or from pre-paid credit. The service […]

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