Vodafone says it now has 9.5 million TV subscribers – though not implicit in its statement, the majority will be from its acquired cable networks in Germany and Spain.
The sale of Spain’s Digital+ has finally been completed with Telefonica paying Prisa €724.5 million, the highest level set by the current owners.
Eutelsat said that revenue growth in the third quarter was below expectations, reflecting a worse than expected environment in several emerging markets.
RTL Group revenue was up 9.5% to €1,432 million (Q1/2015: €1,308 million), mainly driven by higher revenue from FremantleMedia, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and its rapidly growing digital businesses.
In a strong quarter for Virgin Media the operator added a record 55,000 customers in the UK while also achieving a record low churn.
Liberty Global (Europe) surpassed the two million subscriber mark for its Horizon suite of products, while in the UK its TiVo base was nearly three million, in the first quarter.
Canal’s Vincent Bolloré is reportedly considering to sell the loss-making ad-supported news channel iTélé.
The launch of new TV boxes in both Denmark and Norway have contributed to a better than expected first quarter for TDC Group.
Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, has acquired VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top (OTT) subscription video channels.
Magyar Telekom has launched an employee share ownership programme.