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DOCSIS channels pass 1m in Q2

Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2014 CCAP, CMTS, and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report, which tracks cable broadband equipment and subscribers. “Easily beating last quarter’s record, combined CCAP (converged cable access platform) and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter of 2014, the first time total DOCSIS channel […]

Telenet goes for 1GHz

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Belgium’s Telenet is to invest a total of €500 million to upgrade the cable network in Flanders to Europe’s first 1Gb network. Telenet will be upgrading from 600 MHz to 1 GHz, as a result in time the network will be able to support connection speeds of at least 1Gb/s. The investment project will create 250 new jobs in Flanders […]

India revokes India MSO licence

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has cancelled the digital transmission licence and registration of Kal Cable. The Ministry says it is because Kal Cable has failed to obtain a security clearance by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Evidently the MIB sent a formal letter to Kal on August 20th, saying it had 15 days to wind up […]

Liberty’s Ziggo buy ‘will be cleared’

Liberty Global will be given permission to take over its Dutch competitor Ziggo by the European Commission. However, the approval will be conditional on Liberty Global selling its Film 1 channel to head off competition concerns, according to Bloomberg. Liberty Global made a formal offer of €34.53 a share for Dutch cable market leader Ziggo in January. Ziggo was formed […]

DISH warns of Comcast/TWC merger ‘harms’

Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny the merger of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable. The petition to deny outlines, among other things, the critical role high-speed broadband plays in the video industry and the potential for the merger to significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top (OTT) video […]

November deadline for Ziggo, Liberty deal

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European Union antitrust regulators will decide by November 3rd whether to clear Liberty Global’s bid for Ziggo. The European Commission unveiled the new deadline after halting its scrutiny of the deal on August 4th while waiting for more data from the US cable company. The EU competition watchdog restarted the clock after Liberty Global tweaked its pledge not to block […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

Televisa takes 100% of Cablecom

Mexico’s dominant broadcaster Televisa, has confirmed that it has now acquired 100% of the equity interest of Grupo Cable TV (Cablecom). The move follows its August 2013 acquisition of a 51 per cent interest in the operator. The transaction involved the conversion of certain debt instruments previously subscribed and a payment of Ps.8.550 billion (€490m).

Olympusat launches 7 networks with Liberty Cablevision

Olympusat, the owner and distributor of independent Spanish-language TV networks, including 35+ HD networks, announces its distribution deal with Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico. The cable company is set to launch 7 Olympusat SD and HD networks, via cable, to all of its subscribers across the Eastern, Central and Northern regions of Puerto Rico. “We are grateful to present our […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

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