Cable operator UPC will provide around 300,000 internet customers in Switzerland and Austria with its new-generation modem Connect Box free of charge.
América Móvil has reduced its overall shareholding in Telekom Austria from 59.70% to 51.89%.
Austria’s largest cable operator UPC has added programmes from pay-TV channels History and A&E to its catch-up TV service.
Telekom Austria Group’s head of communications Ingrid Spörk is to leave the company.
Discovery Communications has signed a long-term partnership with Austria’s public broadcaster ORF ensuring that every event of the Olympic Games in 2018 and 2020 will be available for Austrian audiences across multiple screens.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch arts and cultural channel Sky Arts HD in Germany and Austria on July 21, 2016.
German news channel N24 will launch a version of its channel for viewers in Austria on May 1, 2016.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will launch a news and documentary channel in Austria in autumn 2016.
Austrian public broadcaster ORF will introduce a new encryption system for its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
The number of DTH satellite households in Austria has grown in the past year from 2.05 million (2014) to 2.12 million households.