Cable & IPTV

Numericable and Altice to raise €10bn in high-yield debt

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French cable operator Numericable and its controlling shareholder Altice are together issuing high-yield bonds totaling an unprecedented €10 billion as part of their move to… Read more

Vodafone Netherlands to launch fibre TV with Entone

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Vodafone Netherlands has chosen IPTV specialist Entone and its system integration partner Divitel to supply equipment for a new fibre-based TV service. The Vodafone Thuis… Read more

Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre partner on ultra-fast broadband

UK operators Sky and TalkTalk are partnering with fibre infrastructure firm CityFibre to launch ultra-fast broadband in the City of York. The companies will form… Read more

Separatists demand Ukrainian channels go dark

Leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has reported that pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Kramatorsk entered is premises and demanded that it suspend broadcasts… Read more

UPC Austria adding 10 HD channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria is adding 10 HD channels to its programming line-up as it upgrades its network and begins to wind down… Read more

Lithuania’s Teo challenges Russian channels ruling

Lithuanian service provider Teo and 27 other TV providers have appealed a decision by the country’s radio and TV regulator to block programmes on Russian… Read more

Video: Cable Congress 2014 – Bruce McClelland, Arris


Bruce McClelland, president of network and cloud and global services at Arris, talks about the company’s investment in gateway technology and the needs of cable… Read more

Video: Cable Congress 2014 – David Sandford, TiVo


David Sandford, VP and general manager, international, TiVo talks about cloud based services, the future of the set-top and the acquisition of Digitalsmiths

Video: Cable Congress 2014 – Caroline van Weede, Cable Europe


Caroline van Weede, talks about cable’s progress over the last year, digital TV growth, regulatory concerns and convergence between fixed and mobile networks

Video: Cable Congress 2014 – Josh Sapan, AMC Networks


Josh Sapan, CEO of AMC Networks, talks about the role of technology in shaping TV drama and his priorities for the coming year