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

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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

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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

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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

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