Cable & IPTV

Swisscom grows TV customer base by 21%

Swisscom tv

Swiss telco Swisscom grew its TV customer base by 21% year-on-year in the second quarter, helped in part by the April launch of its Swisscom… Read more

Volia calls for flexibility as Ukraine pay TV hit by crisis

Sergey Boyko

Ukrainian cable operator Volia’s chief executive Sergey Boyko has called on content rights holders and operators to cooperate and adopt a flexible attitude to address… Read more

DNA makes Viasat Sport offering available to DTT subscribers


Finnish service provider DNA is to carry Modern Times Group’s Viasat Sport channel package on the Finnish digital-terrestrial network from today.  Subscribers to the DNA… Read more

TDC and YouSee in e-book first for Denmark

TDC YouSee e-book

Danish telco TDC and cable subsidiary YouSee are making e-books available to suscribers via their mobile phones and tablets, with payment to be integrated with… Read more

VimpelCom hires CTC Media exec as legal affairs chief

Anton Bykov

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates as Beeline, has hired former CTC Media executive Anton Bykov in a senior legal affairs role.  Bykov, who will… Read more

Vivendi could take reported 20% stake in Telecom Italia in GVT deal

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Telecom Italia, having confirmed it is interested in acquiring Vivendi’s Brazilian unit GVT, is reportedly preparing an offer, valued at as much as €7 billion,… Read more

US broadband subscribers surpass cable TV customers


The number of US broadband subscribers exceeded the number of US cable TV subscribers for the first time in the second quarter of the year,… Read more

TalkTalk adds sports channels


UK service provider TalkTalk is adding sports channels BoxNation and Premier Sports to its programming line-up. The two channels will join TalkTalk TV on August… Read more

Sunrise appoints 20th Century Fox exec as commercial chief

Marcus Naef

Swiss service provider Sunrise has appointed former 20th Century Fox executive Markus Naef as its new chief commercial officer, business. Naef, who became country manager… Read more

Akado names legal affairs chief

Russian cable operator Akado has named Yevgenia Shteglova as director of legal affairs. Shteglova will be charged with ensuring compliance with local and national regulations,… Read more