Cable & IPTV

Liberty Global faces ‘speed bump’ in UK, but long-term growth prospects good

Liberty Global CEO, Mike Fries

Liberty Global remains committed to the UK market and remains confident about its long-term growth prospects despite hitting a “speed bump” that had contributed to… Read more

Altice USA launches IPO


Cable and telecom group Altice’s US subsidiary has launched its IPO, offering 63,943,029 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the… Read more

Free extends fibre reach with Axione deal


French service provider Iliad Telecom/Free has signed a deal with deliver services over public fibre operated by Axione across 18 of the country’s departments. Part… Read more

SFR shareholder tackles Altice on gun-jumping fine and name change


SFR minority shareholder Charity & Investment Arbitrage (CIMA) has filed a complaint with the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance over SFR parent company Altice’s attempt… Read more

Fibre surpasses cable in Portugal


There are now more fibre broadband subscribers than cable in Portugal, according to the latest statistics published by regulator ANACOM. According to the communications watchdog,… Read more

Telenet closes SFR acquisition


Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has closed the acquisition of Altice’s Belgian assets, following approval by the Belgian competition watchdog. Telenet and Altice signed… Read more

Altice names new marketing chief

Nicolas Petit

Cable and telecoms group Altice has named Nicolas Petit as its new group chief marketing officer. Petit will take up his new role immediately, taking… Read more

Proximus hires Canal+ marketing chief

Guillaume Boutin

Belgian service provider Proximus has named Guillaume Boutin as chief consumer market officer and a member of the company’s executive committee. Boutin is currently chief… Read more

Free first operator to add LaCinetek movies on-demand offering

LaCineteka free

French service provider Free has added movies on-demand service LaCinetek to its Freebox offering – the first time the service has been made available by… Read more

Baltcom marks progress on TV and broadband


Latvian cable operator Baltcom said it TV base increased by 50% last year, and by a further 10% in the first quarter of 2017, while… Read more