Cable & IPTV

Orange chief rejects TF1 retrans demand

Stéphane Richard

Orange CEO Stéphane Richard has indicated his company is unwilling to pay a retransmission fee to commercial broadcaster TF1, despite the latter’s insistence that it… Read more

The QYou expands in the Netherlands


Youth broadcaster The QYou is expanding its Dutch footprint after agreeing a deal with Tele2. Tele2 is adding The QYou’s linear network to its IPTV… Read more

Vectra adds new HD channels

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Polish cable operator Vectra has added two new HD channels to its programming line-up. The Gdynia-based operator has added Golf Channel Poland and E-Sport to… Read more

Altice files IPO for US business

Altice USA chief Dexter Goei

Altice has filed its planned IPO registration for its US arm with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The number of shares to be… Read more

Eastern Europe to lose one million pay TV subscribers

Murray CEE

Eastern Europe will lose one million pay TV subscribers between 2016 and 2022, according to Digital TV Research. The report claims that poor job prospects… Read more

Altice boss Drahi reportedly preparing US IPO registration

Patrick Drahi

Altice boss Patrick Drahi is preparing to kick of the process of floating a minority stake in his US operation by the end of this… Read more

Rostelecom names strategy chief

Sergei Anokhin

Russian service provider Rostelecom has named Sergei Anokhin as senior vice-president, responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Anokhin will be charged… Read more

UPC Poland first up with TVN catch-up service


Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland is to be the first Polish service provider to make Scripps Networks Interactive-owned broadcaster TVN’s Replay TV service available… Read more

Denmark’s Stofa taps Irdeto for Android box security

Stofa Android box

Danish cable operator Stofa, owned by energy company SE, has tapped Irdeto to provide its Cloaked CA content security  system to deliver content through the… Read more

Verizon ‘planning its own streaming service’


US telco Verizon is the process of securing rights to launch its own OTT TV streaming service, according to press reports. According to Bloomberg, citing… Read more