Cable & IPTV

Altice open to acquiring Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom

Altice could be open to acquiring French service provider Bouygues Telecom, according to the Patrick Drahi investment vehicle’s CEO, Dexter Goei, cited by Dow Jones… Read more

Volia promotes movie channels

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Ukrainian cable operator Volia is to make three premium movie channels – Volia Cine+, Volia Cine+ Legend and Volia Cine+ Mix – available free to… Read more

Cirkus secures distribution with Norway’s Get

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On-demand service Cirkus, which offers the ‘Best of British’ programming to international markets, has secured a distribution deal with Norwegian cable operator Get. The deal… Read more

Liberty moves to delist Ziggo after gaining 95% of shares

Ziggo

Liberty Global has secured control of 95.6% of Dutch operator Ziggo’s shares and is initiating a statutory “squeeze-out” to take 100% control.  Liberty said its… Read more

Orange digital chief outlines 2020 vision

Patrice Slupowski

Whole-wall TV screens, more hours spent viewing video, increased consumer expenditure on content and the containment of piracy are some of the key trends that… Read more

SFR launches first converged product with Numericable

La Box Fibre de SFR

Ahead of its formal acquisition by Numericable, French telco SFR has launched the latter’s La Box Fibre product to its subscribers, allowing them to access… Read more

Viacom launches new French channel

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching a new channel for the French market targeted at older girls and young teenagers. The Nickelodeon 4Teen channel,… Read more

TDC to launch extensive Blockbuster-branded TVoD and EST service

The beta version of TDC's Blockbuster service on iPad

Danish telco TDC plans to launch a comprehensive transactional video-on-demand and electronic sell-through service using the Blockbuster brand it acquired at the start of this… Read more

Ofcom to investigate Premier League selling practices

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UK media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into how the English Premier League sells live TV rights for its matches, following a complaint by… Read more

Ukraine’s OLL.TV re-launches as full-fledged OTT TV service

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Ukrainian media company Digital Screens, part of Media Group Ukraine, owner of one of the country’s main terrestrial channels, has re-launched its OLL.TV video streaming… Read more