Cable & IPTV

MTS TV based edges upwards

Andrey Dubovskov

Russian service provider MTS had 2.755 million TV customers at the end of last year, up only marginally from the 2.745 million recorded at the… Read more

Vivacom hails IPTV success


Bulgarian telecom service provider Vivacom reported 410,000 pay TV customers at the end of 2016, of whom 42% took its advanced IPTV service. The figure… Read more

Unitymedia to make Bochum first ‘Gigabit city’ with DOCSIS 3.1 rollout


Liberty Global’s German subsidiary Unitymedia is to roll out DOCSIS 3.1-based internet services in the city of Bochum in the Ruhr area of North-Rhine Westphalia.… Read more

Unitymedia confirms timetable for analogue switch-off

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Liberty Global’s German cable operator Unitymedia confirmed this week that it would shut down analogue services across its networks in five phases in June. Unitymedia… Read more

Vodafone Spain turns to Telefónica to expand fibre reach


Vodafone España has struck a deal with Telefónica that will give the former access the telecom incumbent’s fibre network. It currently only has access to… Read more

5G: KPN slams spectrum decision, TIM to launch trial in Turin


Dutch telco KPN has hit out at what it sees as a misguided spectrum policy from the Dutch government that could hinder the development of… Read more

Vodafone names external affairs chief

Joakim Reiter

Vodafone has named Joakim Reiter as group external affairs director, reporting to CEO Vittorio Colao. Reiter will take up his role and join the group… Read more

Akado adds MTV Russia to line-up

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Russian service provider Akado has added MTV Russia to its programming line-up as part of its basic digital package. The addition of the channel comes… Read more

SFR to appeal against latest competition watchdog fine


Altice-owned French service provider SFR has said it will appeal against a fine levied by the country’s competition watchdog relating to its failure to meet… Read more

Interview: Balan Nair, Liberty Global

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Liberty Global chief technology officer Balan Nair talks to Digital TV Europe’s Stuart Thomson about EOS, cloud TV services, WiFi and the advantages of a… Read more