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Altice raises Numericable stake to 74.6%

Investment fund Altice has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altice France is acquiring a 34.6 per cent stake in French cable telco Numericable Group from Carlyle Cable Investments and CCI (F3) S.à r.l (Cinven), as previously announced on April 7, 2014. A first portion, representing approximately 20.6 per cent of Numericable shares out of the 34.6 per cent purchased, will […]

upc fibre available to 2m homes

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Following the completion of the glass fibre optic cable network in Ticino, Switzerland, more than 2 million connected households can now benefit from upc cablecom’s modern information superhighway. Thanks to investment of over CHF 1.1 billion in the last five years, the company is now offering the fastest Internet across the whole of its footprint. The next technology upgrade which […]

Comcast Q2 income up 15%

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Comcast Q2 income rose 15 per cent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated. High-speed Internet customers increased by 203,000 – the best Q2 net additions in six years, The largest cable provider in the US reported that net income rose to $1.99 billion. […]

Wurl, ARRIS launch ARRIS Market platform

ARRIS and Wurl have announced the launch of ARRIS Market – a new open platform for cable operators combining OTT content with traditional programming services on ARRIS set-tops. The platform is standards-based and features an HTML5 interface that integrates thousands of OTT content choices into a single, seamless experience. ARRIS Market gives operators unprecedented flexibility in branding the look and […]

Jamaica: Digicel acquires Telstar network

Digicel has reached an agreement with Telstar Cable Limited to acquire its cable and fibre network in Jamaica. On completion, which is subject to approval by the Broadcasting Commission, Digicel will invest significantly in the network to increase coverage and further expand the products, services and content available to cable customers in Jamaica. The acquisition will be Digicel’s fourth Caribbean […]

Com Hem Q2 boosted by TiVo

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Swedish cable television operator Com Hem has posted a 3.5 per cent rise in Q2 core profit and predicted mid-single digit sales growth in 2014. Com Hem said profit before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation, writedowns, one-off costs and currency swings rose to 566 million crowns ($83 million) from 547 million a year ago, helped by consumer services sales growth and […]

Senator urges close scrutiny of AT&T/DirecTV deal

US Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has urged key federal regulators to take a close look at AT&T’s proposed acquisition of DirecTV and determine if the deal is in consumers’ best interests. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), Franken asked the regulators to examine AT&T’s commitment to providing a standalone broadband Internet […]

Taj TV issues ‘cease & desist’ on Hathway Cable

By Chris Forrester Subhash Chandra-backed Taj TV has told India’s giant MSO Hathway Cable & Datacom to stop retransmission of channels it is distributing. The notice applies to all ZEEL channels, Zee Media and Turner India’s networks. Star India has already issued (July 9) a similar demand to Hathway, and Star has further alleged that Hathway has failed to honour […]

150 channels in Russia could close

Russia has gone ahead and its Federation Council has approved a highly-controversial law that bans advertising on most cable and satellite channels. BBC Monitoring is reporting July 10th that President Putin has side-stepped normal processes and already signed the Bill into law. The law, which comes into force on January 1st 2015, bans commercials on all channels available exclusively on […]

Pay-TV subscriber growth continues

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The growth of pay television continues, as providers embrace multiscreen services to offer subscribers more viewing options, according to the July 2014 Multiscreen Index published by informitv. The report shows a 1.4 per cent increase in digital television subscriber numbers across 100 leading pay-television services around the world in the first quarter of 2014. They collectively gained

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