UPC (Switzerland and Austria) has appointed Anna Gatti, as Chief Marketing, Products and Digital Officer.
UPC Switzerland is launching an eSports portal, eSports.ch.
Cable operator UPC will provide around 300,000 internet customers in Switzerland and Austria with its new-generation modem Connect Box free of charge.
The Swiss cable operators have lost 129,000 TV customers in the past 12 months, mainly due to the strong competition with IPTV provider Swisscom.
Swiss competition authority WEKO has imposed a CHF71.8 million (€64.6 million) fine against telco Swisscom for anti-competitive behaviour in the pay-TV sports rights business.
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.
Eurochannel, the TV channel dedicated to European movies, series, documentaries and music, has launched in Switzerland on the TV platform operated by net+.
German mobile communications company Freenet has purchased a 23.8% stake in Swiss telco Sunrise for around €714 million.
Swiss telco Swisscom has continued to increase its number of TV customers at the expense of cable operators in 2015.
Following its recent German launch, Horse & Country TV, the international equestrian sports and lifestyle network, has appointed a local representative to oversee the channel’s expansion in Germany and its planned launch in Switzerland and Austria.