Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has increased its number of IPTV customers in Q1 2016 by 36,000 to a total of 1.37 million.
The German cable operators have gained around 600,000 new internet customers last year and currently serve 6.6 million households with broadband internet access.
The number of DTH satellite households in Austria has grown in the past year from 2.05 million (2014) to 2.12 million households.
DTH satellite continues to be the most-used TV reception method in Germany with 17.9 million households ahead of cable TV with 16.5 million households.
STORY UPDATED. German cable operators have to equally treat the operators of comparable TV channels regarding carriage fees – even if channels hold must carry status or a prominent market position.
Vodafone Deutschland has taken selected programmes from Eurosport 2 onboard the video-on-demand (VOD) platform of its cable network (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
The German media authorities have called for analogue switch-off on the country’s cable networks in 2018 at the latest.
Vodafone Deutschland has added catch-up content from free-to-air channels DMAX and TLC to the video-on-demand platform on its German cable network.
The dispute regarding the question whether German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have to pay carriage fees to the large cable operators has gained a new chapter.
Analogue cable TV distribution will be terminated in Austria by September 2016.