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India asked to reduce TVA on TV subscriptions

India asked to reduce TVA on TV subscriptions

India’s Broadcasting Foundation has asked the country’s finance ministry to only levy a 5 per cent goods and services (TVA) tax on TV and cable subscriptions. This would be about…

Service providers favouring OTT video

Service providers favouring OTT video

Service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite, and IPTV products that offer managed quality of service in favour of new products that use OTT technologies to compete with…

1 in 5 Americans won’t watch pay-TV in 2017

One in five US adults will not watch traditional pay-TV programming in 2017, according to eMarketer’s estimates. The total number of households subscribing to cable, satellite, or telco TV packages…

Canada: STB energy efficiency agreement

Canada: STB energy efficiency agreement

Canadian pay-TV service providers (specifically, cable, direct-to-home satellite and IPTV providers) along with set-top box manufacturers have finalised a voluntary agreement, committing themselves to improving the energy efficiency of set-top…

Spain: FTTH up 50%

Installed fibre to the home (FTTH) connections in Spain have increased by more than 50 per cent during 2016 to 22.6 million according to the latest statistical data from the…

Sub-Saharan Africa pay-TV thrives

Most of the main pay-TV operators in Sub-Saharan Africa lowered their prices during 2016 to ward off competitors. The knock-on effect was that other platforms lowered their fees, according to…

Hathway spins off cable TV

Hathway Cable & Datacom says it is spinning off its cable TV business into a separate wholly-owned subsidiary.  The parent company will retain the profitable broadband business, and this is…

Liberty Global, Vodafone complete Dutch JV

Liberty Global, Vodafone complete Dutch JV

International TV and broadband company Liberty Global and telco Vodafone have completed their 50:50 joint venture – first announced in February 2016 – to form VodafoneZiggo Group Holding, which the…

South Korea deregulates pay-TV

South Korea deregulates pay-TV

The South Korean government is planning to deregulate the domestic pay-TV industry to facilitate mergers and acquisitions among cable TV, satellite broadcasting and IPTV service providers with the intention of…

Altice sells Coditel Brabant to Telenet

Multinational telco and media company Altice is to sell its Belgium and Luxembourg multiplay business, Coditel Brabant, to Telenet Group BVBA, a direct subsidiary of Telenet Group Holding for €400…

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