Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners moves to take over Tele Columbus

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and United Internet will this month move to take control of German cable operator Tele Columbus – which operates under the PŸUR brand – via a voluntary public offer of €3.25 a share. The offer represents a 37.5% premium on Tele Columbus’s average share price over the three months prior to […]

Nine in 10 Portuguese homes subscribe to pay TV services

Almost the eternity of Portugal subscribes to a pay TV service, according to the country’s communications regulator Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM). A new report from the regulator found that, in Q3 2020, nine out of every 10 households were receiving TV via a subscription. This represents a growth of 3.6% year-over-year. The number of […]

Discovery sets out SVOD stall with 12-country Vodafone partnership

Discovery and Vodafone have announced a major long-term partnership across 12 countries in Europe. The deal will see Vodafone TV customers in the UK, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland and Iceland have access to Discovery’s channels including Eurosport and the newly launched discovery+ SVOD. The service first launched in […]

Vodafone Spain launches personalised kids UI

Vodafone España has launched a dedicated UI for younger kids, where parents can create a profile for each child that is personalised by age, hours of permitted viewing and access to content. Vodafone has also introduced two new functionalities for its Vodafone TV app, enabling playback control that allows users to view content frame-by-frame while […]

Vodafone Deutschland offering GigaTV on Apple TV

Vodafone Deutschland has begun providing its TV service, GigaTV, along with Apple’s premium entertainment device, the Apple TV 4K.  New and existing customers will receive Apple TV 4K on loan during their contract period directly from Vodafone. Vodafone customers will also be able to use Apple’s single sign-on process on the iPhone, iPad or Apple […]

Vodafone handed €12.25 million GDPR fine in Italy over aggressive telemarketing

Vodafone’s Italian business is facing a fine of over €12.25 million over aggressive telemarketing practices. Falling under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the fine is the third-largest to be given by the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) in 2020, and the first violation by Vodafone in the country. The Garante investigation came after it […]

Vodafone becomes first DAZN pay TV reseller in Germany

  Sports streamer DAZN has announced a partnership with Vodafone in Germany, making it the first operator in the country to resell the service. The deal will allow German sports fans to add DAZN to their monthly Vodafone TV bill, with the added incentive of a discounted contract. Vodafone customers who sign up for a […]

Vodafone’s German TV base slides but Spain rises

Vodafone’s German TV base decline by 85,000 in the course of the first half of this year, reflecting what the company described as “lower retail activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and a lower premium TV customer base”. The company harmonised its TV offering across its Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia footprints in August, taking Vodafone TV […]

Former Vodafone media head appointed global CEO at Adgile 

Paul Evans, the former global head of Media for Vodafone, has joined TV data firm Adgile Media. Evans, who has served as a board advisor for the past 12 months, joins as the company’s first global CEO and will spearhead growth across Australia with expansion into North America and Europe. The exec has more than […]

Acorn TV launches on Vodafone TV in Spain

Best-of-British streaming service Acorn TV is to launch on Vodafone España’s TV service in Spain. The AMC Networks-owned SVOD offering, which combines UK and international English-language content, will launch on Vodafone’s network on November 3. Vodafone customers will be able to try the service out for no extra charge during November, after which it will […]

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