Altice channels BFMTV, RMC Découverte and RMC Story remain available on the French IPTV network Free, despite the passing of a deadline on Friday that was expected to lead to their removal.
Veteran Virgin Media staffer Robert Dunn is being tapped for a new role at parent Liberty Global that would see the company develop full fibre broadband in smaller UK towns and rural areas.
German media company Freenet, a major shareholder in Sunrise, will vote against the Swiss telco’s proposed takeover of cable operator UPC Switzerland, arguing that the price was too high and the conditions unfavourable.
Digi Communications saw its Romanian cable RGU total grow by 9.5% to 3,447,000 in the year to June 30.
Poland’s leading cable operator UPC Polska has been fined almost PLN33 million (€7.61 million) by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for using prohibited clauses.
German cable operator Tele Columbus has introduced internet access with a data rate of up to 1Gbps on its cable network in Berlin.
Weakness in Virgin Media is hurting Liberty Global, which lost 29,000 RGUs in the second quarter, as compared to a gain of 41,000 RGUs in the prior-year period. This was despite improved performances in the remaining CEE operations, as well as Switzerland and Telenet.
Liberty Global’s UPC Polska gained 117,000 Horizon subscribers in the year to June 30, ending the first half with over 690,000.
At June 30, 2019, Telenet’s total basic and enhanced video customer base reached 1,902,200. On a sequential basis, the Belgian operator lost 14,600 net video subscribers during Q2 2019.
Liberty Global has completed the sale of its operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone.