Broadband TV News Today
November 25, 2014

 

Liberty Global looks at German Vodafone alliance
Liberty Global has effectively encouraged Vodafone to consider taking over its German cable business, arguing that the competition watchdogs would probably not oppose such a deal which would enable Vodafone to create a nationwide German cable giant through the merger of its subsidiary Kabel Deutschland with Liberty Global's Unitymedia Kabel BW. [Read More]

Vodafone to roll out quadruple play in Germany
Vodafone will introduce its first quadruple play package in Germany following its takeover of Kabel Deutschland combining TV, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services. [Read More]

 

UPC Czech set for “watershed” year
2015 is likely to be a watershed for UPC Czech Republic, according to Frans-Willem de Kloet, the company’s CEO. [Read More]

 

Older children spend twice as long watching online content as adults
New research from Ofcom has found that that older children aged 11-15 are watching half the amount of live TV per day as adults. [Read More]

 

MultiChoice grows DTT footprint
Naspers has reported an increase of 342,000 households across its African pay-TV business in the first half. [Read More]

 

Skylink extends SPI deal
Skylink and SPI International have extended an agreement between them for a further three years. [Read More]

 

Kabel Deutschland adds 10 HD channels
Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has boosted its HD lineup by adding 10 further free-to-air and pay-TV channels. [Read More]

 

Crimean boost for Ukrainian channels
Ukrainian TV channels will not be excluded from cable networks in Crimea, according to Alexai Violin, Russia’s deputy minister of communications. [Read More]

 

Vodafone to roll out quadruple play in Germany
Vodafone will introduce its first quadruple play package in Germany following its takeover of Kabel Deutschland combining TV, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services. [Read More]

 

Video: Canal Digital Autumn 2014
Here's Canal Digital's advertising campaign for autumn 2014. The campaign promotes its online TV services including the weekly TV archive and the iPad. [Read More]

 

TV Everywhere service for Estonia
Estonia’s EMT and Elion have launched a new TV Everywhere service. [Read More]

 

Türkshow launches on Astra
German-Turkish TV channel Türkshow has launched on the Astra satellite system at 19.2° East, broadcasting unencrypted to DTH households in Europe on the frequency 11.612 GHz H (SR 22,000, FEC 5/6). [Read More]

 

New executive joins CTC Media
The Russian broadcaster CTC Media has appointed Ruben Oganesyan the head of its proprietary channel Peretz, effective December 11. [Read More]

 

Liberty Global looks at German Vodafone alliance
Liberty Global has effectively encouraged Vodafone to consider taking over its German cable business, arguing that the competition watchdogs would probably not oppose such a deal which would enable Vodafone to create a nationwide German cable giant through the merger of its subsidiary Kabel Deutschland with Liberty Global's Unitymedia Kabel BW. [Read More]

 

Eutelsat TV Awards – Spotlight on news channels
The winners of the 2014 Eutelsat TV Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in Rome on November 28. [Read More]

 

EDITORS CHOICE

Netflix sued in France
France’s Association for the Protection of Consumers and Users (CLCV) has sued Netflix on the grounds that it is not complying with French consumer law. In a statement, it says that it has made a submission against the US company to the Paris Court for what it describes as “malicious and illegal clauses”. [Read More]

 

TVN sale moves closer
Time Warner and Discovery Communications have emerged as the front-runners to buy a majority stake in the Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN. [Read More]

 

Netflix still dominates US internet traffic, Amazon growing
Netflix continues to dominate North American networks, accounting for 34.9% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours. [Read More]

 

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COLUMNS

Julian Clover Clover’s Week: Holding pattern
Anyone who flies regularly into London's Heathrow Airport will be familiar with the stacking that takes place at peak times – often off-peak times – before coming into land. [Read More]

 

Chris Dziadul Chris Dziadul Reports: UPC’s cloud success
The performance of UPC TV Apps is a rare piece of good news in what are otherwise challenging times for the TV industry in Hungary. [Read More]

 

Editors: Robert Briel, Julian Clover and Chris Dziadul

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