Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom has completed the transition to digital television with the last analogue channel having been switched off in Ticino on July 7, 2015.
The Swiss Competition Commission (Weko) said Swisscom is misusing its dominant position by keeping coverage of the national football and ice hockey games exclusive to its own customers.
The HD channels of Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub can now also be received on the cable network of UPC Cablecom throughout German-speaking Switzerland.
Launched in April 2014, Swisscom TV 2.0 already has 550,000 customers and is gaining 40,000-50,000 a month, according to Peter Fregelius, head of entertainment devices at the Swiss telco.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom has commenced offering its customers the possibility to watch TV channels’ programmes up to seven days after their broadcast.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom has secured a movie and series package from Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Entertainment for its video-on-demand (VOD) service MyPrime.
Video-on-demand (VOD) provider Watch4 has launched a subscription-VOD service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia has recorded 80,000 new customers for its multimedia box Horizon in Q1 2015 – more than in any other quarter.
Switzerland’s cable operators continue to gain new customers through their internet access services, but can’t halt the loss of classic cable TV subscriptions caused by the strong competition with IPTV providers.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has recorded 36,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Swisscom TV in Q1 2015.