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Ofcom underlines support for BT NGN profit

The chances of BT spending £1.5bn (E1.7bn) on a superfast broadband network have increased after Ofcom said its rules would not prevent the telecoms operator from securing an adequate return…

Charter Chapter 11

Charter Communications said it had reached an agreement in principle with a debt holders committee on terms of a financial restructuring, to be done under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, to…

Cable Europe: 'EC wrong to back Dutch open net'

Cable Europe, the industry representing Europe's cable industry, has expressed disappointment at a European Commission decision to allow the Dutch communications regulator, OPTA, to impose new regulatory rules on cable…

EC back open nets for Dutch cable

The European Commission has backed plans from Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA to open up the country's cable TV market. OPTA plans to force the country's four largest cable operators Ziggo,…

Cross-platform services way ahead for cable

Research firm Light Reading has compiled a report that scopes out the types of cross-platform services that cable operators may roll out, focusing on service features and the emerging technologies…

KDG adds 83,000 digital TV subscribers

KDG achieved 11% growth in digital subs to 846,300 out of its nine million TV subs. KDG had 1,240,700 internet and telephony RGUs at year end, up 105.2% year-on-year, with…

Comcast launches Disney on demand

Comcast together with Disney-ABC Domestic Television, has announced the launch of the subscription video on demand service, Disney Family Movies. The service, which showcases classic and contemporary Disney family movies…

UPC invest in high-speed Internet

UPC Austria is to invest E100 million in DOCSIS 3.0 development to improve connection speeds across Austria. The triple-play provider said it would begin to increase the speed of Internet…

UPC: viewers want zoom…

The latest UPC viewer survey says many have trouble reading text on TV and a zoom facility would be useful. The fifth annual UPC Television Survey, conducted in 11 European…

Voom out at Cablevision

As expected, Cablevision has ditched carriage of the VOOM networks, replacing the high-def channels with content from the big three premium programmers. The New York-area MSO said it is serving…