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Unitymedia Q3 profit up

Unitymedia, Germany’s second biggest cable provider has posted higher net profit and sales, which were mainly boosted by new broadband and fixed line services. Net profit for the quarter ended…

Virgin cuts 15% of workforce to fill debt gap

Virgin Media announced a programme of 2,200 job cuts, or 15 per cent of its total staff, as part of a restructuring operation. The company claimed it would improve efficiency…

Virgin reveals cost of Sky Deal

Announcing its quarter numbers Virgin Media revealed the cost of settling the carriage dispute with Sky. Virgin will pay Sky approximately £38m (E48) a year over the course of the…

Cablevision loses subs to FiOS

Cablevision Systems swung to a profit in the third quarter helped by additions to its Internet and phone subscribers during the period. The company had a net profit of $27.1…

Liberty Global posts Q3 loss

International cable operator Liberty Global has reported a 17 per cent increase in third-quarter sales. Operating cash flow, which the company considers its key operational measure, rose 27 per cent…

Virgin considers content sale

Virgin Media is said to be considering selling off its content division – again. According to FT, the company is considering restructuring the business to become a set of communications…

Numericable creates next-Gen network with Juniper

Numericable, is deploying Juniper Networks M- and T-series routing platforms, Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) platforms and FW/VPN security appliances for its next-generation network. This IP-based network will provide a secure…

Hong Kong cable TV complaint rejected

A Broadcasting Authority investigation has found Hong Kong Cable Television did not engage in anti-competitive conduct in the pay-TV market through its service termination practices last year. In May rival…

US Cable will lose unhappy subs

US cable TV could see a mass migration away from its services, according to a report by Parks Associates., if providers do not improve their consistently low satisfaction ratings among…

J:COM subs

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) has revealed that the total subscribing households as of September 30, 2008 served by J:COM's 18 consolidated franchises reached 2.9 million, up 288,000, or 11 per cent…