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Com Hem: 30% of subs have TiVo


Swedish cable television firm Com Hem has posted first-quarter core profit in line with market expectations. The firm reported Q1 revenue of SEK 1.228 billion, an increase of 9.2 per cent over the first quarter of 2014. Underlying EBITDA was SEK 577 million, up 5.9 per cent year-on-year. Com Hem’s TiVo subscriber base now accounts for 30 per cent of […]

Rovi, Mediacom solution deal

Rovi has announced a multi-solution deal with Mediacom, the eighth largest cable television provider in the US. Under the agreement, Mediacom is able to take advantage of the benefits of Rovi Operator Insights, Rovi Ad Optimizer and Rovi Subscriber Analytics. These Rovi products will provide Mediacom with new insights into network performance and viewership trends and help the company more […]

Cisco delivers new cBR-8 converged cable access platform

Ten Gbps Internet access became a reality today, as Cisco launched the cBR-8, the industry’s first Evolved Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP). Offering broadband operators full DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities and 10 times the speed and capacity of any existing product, the cBR-8 cost-effectively scales from today’s 1 Gbps speeds to 10 Gbps by eliminating the need for multiple system rewiring. The cBR-8 […]

Lebanon clamp down on cable piracy

The Lebanon’s Economy Minister, Alain Hakim has ruled that the country’s cable operators must pay to carry the nation’s eight major TV channels. The eight broadcasters are widely carried by the region’s satellite operators but Lebanon’s cable MSOs must now charge viewers extra for what has been traditionally ‘free’ viewing. The eight TV networks are Tele Liban, Future TV, LBCI, […]

Cablevision offers Hulu


Cablevision and Hulu have reached an agreement to offer Hulu’s SVoD service to Optimum customers. The deal sees Cablevision become the first cable or satellite provider in the US to agree to distribute Hulu’s catalogue of on-demand content. “The partnership with Hulu reflects Cablevision’s desire to meet customers where they are,” said Kristin Dolan, chief operating officer, Cablevision. “There is […]

ARRIS buys Pace for $2.1bn


In a further consolidation of the broadband and pay-TV technology sector, ARRIS is buying Pace for $2.1 billion (€1.96 billion) in cash and stock. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to ARRIS Non-GAAP earnings per share in the first 12 months following the acquisition. Arris acquired the Motorola Home business from Motorola Mobility in December 2012 for $2.35 billion […]

Telenet to buy KPN unit for €1.3bn

Cable telecoms company Liberty Global’s Belgian subsidiary Telenet has agreed to buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for €1.325 billion. For Liberty Global, Europe’s biggest cable operator, the acquisition marks a departure in strategy, having said in the past that it is not interested in buying or building its own mobile phone networks instead of renting […]

Comcast-TWC hope to assure DoJ

Comcast and Time Warner Cable meet with the US Justice Department this week to try allay antitrust concerns of officials about their merger. The $45 billion deal would give Comcast-TWC control of about a third of US pay-TV and broadband markets. Some consumer groups and content providers have come out strongly against the deal, arguing that the companies could raise […]

Excentis opens sales and support office in New York

Excentis, a European expert centre for cable access and Wi-Fi network technologies, has announced the opening of its sales and support office in New York City. By setting up a US-based branch, Excentis highlights its commitment to provide its North American customers with its exceptional services. The company firmly believes that the new office will fuel its expansion in the […]

Virgin extends TiVo partnership

UK cable MSO Virgin Media has extended its existing five-year partnership with next generation television specialist TiVo for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions from TiVo. Virgin Media launched the first set-top box incorporating TiVo software in 2010. Since launch, Virgin Media has installed TiVo enabled […]

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