Sweden’s Filmnet launches, Denmark’s YouBio to follow

A new subscription over-the-top TV services launched in the Nordic region at the end of last week, with another set to follow. Filmnet, the subscription VOD service backed by pay TV channels provider C More and broadcaster TV4 Group, launched in its beta version. Filmnet offers movies from C More, which recently signed new deals […]

YouSee to launch OTT service in coming weeks

Danish cable operator YouSee will launch its OTT service YouBio in a month and a half’s time. The service will be available on its own network as well as off-net. Mathias Berg, senior vice-president, consumer, YouSee, said there were 15 other OTT services available on the market. “This is the time to embrace change and […]

YouSee to extend OTT to main screen with Netgem

Danish cable operator YouSee has selected technology from connected home specialist Netgem to bring its OTT service to TV sets. YouSee will deploy Netgem’s N7700 hybrid set-top box and middleware to deliver its services, including its OTT VOD platform, to any customer with a fixed or mobile broadband connection. The device is equipped with a […]

Strong results for YouSee

Danish pay TV operator YouSee increased revenues by 6.5% during the first half of the year to a total of DKK2.3 billion (€309 million). The TDC-owned operator saw its subscriber base increase by 4.7% year-on-year. Revenue from premium TV increased by 5.4% from due mainly to ARPU increases following January price hikes. TDC said VOD […]

TDC and YouSee choose Agama for IPTV monitoring

Danish service providers TDC and YouSee have deployed a headend and distribution monitoring solution for Microsoft Mediaroom from Agama Technologies. The solution will provide real-time and historical understanding of the performance, QoE and QoS throughout the headend and network of the operator’s Microsoft Mediaroom-based IPTV platform, which serves around 200,000 subscribers. The roll out includes […]

TDC sees best-ever subscriber growth

Danish cable operator TDC has reported its best-ever quarterly pay TV subscriber growth. The company, which operates cable services under the YouSee brand and IPTV services under the TDC brand, saw pay TV numbers increase by 37,000 in the three months ending March 31. The operator said an antenna association win and gains associated with […]

YouSee planning out-of-home TV, full off-net offering

Danish cable operator YouSee aims to launch a service allowing access to content outside the home later this year and is also planning to launch a full off-network subscription service. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit yesterday, Anders Blauenfeldt, senior vice-president, development at YouSee, said YouSee was hoping to provide access to content outside […]

TDC sees VOD requests triple

Danish operator TDC, owner of the YouSee cable platform, delivered 2.9 million VOD requests last year, almost three times more than in 2010. Part of the growth was down to the success of TDC’s 100 Film subscription service, giving unlimited access to around 100 titles. The service launched in September and delivered 350,000 movies in […]

YouSee launches first online HD channel

Danish cable operator YouSee is launching an HD online TV channel DRHD, its first movie into distribution of an HD service on the web, and five new standard definition web TV channels. The channel is distributed in the same 720p resolution as its HD channels on TV, but at the lower bitrate of 2.5Mbps, compared […]

Denmark to get new sports channel

A new sports channel for Denmark, Kanal Sport, is expected to launch on the YouSee cable platform in March. The channel, which will be included in YouSee’s digital service, will cover local sports that have not hitherto been televised. Live broadcasts will be produced in partnership with Danmarks Idræts-Forbund. Holger Kristiansen has been named as […]