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.
Austria’s incumbent telco A1 is now carrying the thematic channels DocuBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD channels from the SPI International/Filmbox pay-TV portfolio in its A1 Premium TV pack.
Internet TV provider Zattoo has stocked up its OTT offering in Switzerland with further 20 free-to-air TV channels to a total of more than 170 live-streams of domestic and international TV channels Swiss internet users can access free of charge.
Telekom Srbija is to target the Serbian diaspora through a wholly owned subsidiary named Mtel Austria.
Swiss media company AZ Medien plans to launch a second nationwide TV channel next year.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will cut around 250 job positions to save CHF40 million (€37 million) per year.
Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has commenced offering the new Wi-Fi and telephony home gateway of parent company Liberty Global to its customers along with a new top speed internet access service of 500Mbps.
Broadband internet and telephony remained the growth drivers for cable operators UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom in Q3 2015.
Internet and telephony remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators in Q3 2015 while the number of TV customers continued to decline.