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upc cablecom expands channel line-up


From February 3rd, upc cablecom customers in Switzerland will be able to choose from over 70 unencrypted TV channels included in the Basic TV package. Over 40 channels will be offered in HD in German-speaking parts of the country and 27 in French-speaking and Italian-speaking Switzerland. In German-speaking Switzerland, the 3-in-1 cable connection will be upgraded with the channels Teleticino HD, […]

Embracing the cloud

Advanced Television talks to Yvette Kanouff, SVP Cisco Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, about Cisco’s increasing commitment to the cloud, V2P and the benefit of comprehensive virtualization, RDK and bringing Internet speed innovation to cable, data security in the age of the IoE and encouraging more women into technology careers.  

Who’s Neutral Now?

The FCC’s fork in the road, or should that be Information Super-highway, on Net Neutrality is fast approaching and the stakes are getting high and tempers frayed. In typical Washington fashion, the sides are drawn up like gunslingers proclaiming the only good outcome is total victory for them – and, by definition, the demise of their opponent. In reality, there […]

Cable Europe: ‘Infrastructure leader, not laggard’


In the run-up to Cable Congress in mid-March in Brussels, Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman, Cable Europe, has suggested that Europeans might have the opportunity to lead the way when it comes to investment in broadband and digital infrastructure. In a blog post, Kurth noted that in the last few years, the cable sector had been in a permanent state of […]

Pakistan cancels 425 cable licences

BBC Monitoring is reporting that Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulator Authority (PEMRA) has approved the cancellation of 425 cable TV licences across the country. PEMRA made the decision at a meeting on January 16th. PEMRA says many of the licences were dormant, or were in default. “There were total of 3,600 PEMRA licensed cable operators across the country; however, after cancellation […]

Goldman Sachs acquires Hathway Cable stake

Goldman Sachs is busy buying up stakes in India’s cable industry. It has already bought into DEN Networks having paid $110 million. Now it has acquired 4.8 per cent of Hathway Cable & Datacom, paying $8.5 million (Rupees 526 million) for the holding, which represents 8.1 million shares.  Goldman Sachs already holds a 17.8 stake in DEN. The bank’s move […]

Shaw Cable profit dips

Canada’s lead cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc reported a 7 per cent drop in first-quarter profit, hurt mainly by a fall in video subscriptions. The company’s net income fell to C$227 million ($189.72 million), for the three months ended November 30, from C$245 million. Revenue rose 2 per cent to C$1.39 billion. During the quarter, the company lost 18,372 […]

South Korea C&M cable for sale

The private equity owners of South Korean cable group C&M have instructed Goldman Sachs to begin seeking buyers this week after seven years of ownership, hoping that fierce competition among rival operators could lead to a valuation as high as $3 billion. MBK, a South Korean private equity firm founded by former Carlyle Group managers, leads a consortium that has […]

Tele Columbus sets IPO price range

Tele Columbus, Germany’s third largest cable network operator, has revealed further details on its initial public offering. The price range for the offered shares has been set at €8 to €12 per share. The offer period will start on January 13th 2015 and is expected to end on January 21st 2015. The admission to trading on the regulated market (Prime […]

Activist demands new audit of KD, Voda deal


Kabel Deutschland active shareholder Elliott Management has called for a new audit of Vodafone’s $11 billion takeover of the German cable company as the hedge fund seeks more money from the MNO. Elliot also called for a shareholder meeting in which Kabel Deutschland should explain an auditor’s report that said the acquisition undervalued the company. “The findings of the special […]

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