Cable & IPTV

KPN secures approval to take control of Reggefiber


Dutch telco KPN has secured approval from the country’s Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) regulatory body to acquire a further 9% stake in fibre-to-the-home operator… Read more

On-demand boost and mixed fortunes for TDC’s TV activities


Danish telco TDC, which also operates the YouSee cable network, has seen the number of downloads of its Play on-demand app grow strongly since the… Read more

Canada’s Bell takes on Netflix with Latte

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Canadian telco and broadcaster Bell will launch a TV streaming service with content from HBO and several Hollywood studios. The service does not have a… Read more

Netia adds Disney Junior

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Polish service provider Netia is adding Disney Junior to its programming line-up. The channel will be part of Netia’s Młodsze Dzieci pack aimed at younger… Read more

FCC chief’s redefinition of cable could revive Aereo

Tom Wheeler

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed redefining the concept of a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) – currently restricted to established pay TV and cable… Read more

UPC Czech Republic adds Nova Sport

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Czech Republic has added sports channel Nova Sport to its line-up after striking a deal with Central European Media Enterprises… Read more

KPN launches Goal Alert app

Dutch telco KPN has launched a KPN Goal Alert app to enable its users to better follow Eredivisie Dutch premier league football matches. Subscribers can… Read more

BT to carry Netflix on TV service

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BT has entered into a partnership with Netflix to make the streaming VoD service available direct to its TV customers. “We have entered into a… Read more

Murdoch: TV industry needs “serious competitor” to Netflix

Rupert Murdoch

The TV industry needs to provide a “serious competitor” to Netflix and Amazon, according to Rupert Murdoch. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ:D conference… Read more

KPN sees IPTV growth


Dutch telco KPN had 2.024 million TV subscribers at the end of the third quarter, up 5.7% year-on-year. The telco had 1.516 million IPTV customers… Read more