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News Corp is ‘fit and proper’

It was a question from an analyst that prompted a rare note of indignation from BSkyB’s normally calm and collected CEO Jeremy Darroch. Asked whether BSkyB would continue to monitor…

eircom plans €100m fibre rollout and IPTV launch

Irish telco eircom has announced Phase 1 of a plan to upgrade significantly Ireland’s telecommunications infrastructure by rolling out fibre-based access technologies delivering superfast broadband to customers. Separately, the company…

Fries queries ACCC Austar stance

Liberty Global president and chief executive Mike Fries has criticised the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its preliminary view that Foxtel’s proposed A$1.9 billion acquisition of regional pay-TV…

Virgin Media down 36,000 customers

Virgin Media down 36,000 customers

UK quad-play operator Virgin Media lost 36,000 customers in the three months to the end of June, but reported higher income from its remaining customers. According to Virgin Media, 90…

J:Com ends June with 3.5m subs

Japanese cable operator Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com) has ended June with a total of 3.52 million households subscribers, up 5.4 per cent year-on-year. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television,…

Foxtel considers ACCC legal action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel will consider taking legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) if it is unsuccessful in overturning the regulator’s preliminary view that its A$1.9…

Regulator raises Foxtel Austar bid concerns

Australia’s competition regulator has raised concerns that the planned A$2 billion takeover of pay-TV operator Austar by rival Foxtel, part owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, could hurt competition on…

AT&T captures 200,000 U-verse subs

US phone giant AT&T surprised the industry by announcing that it had added 202,000 net new U-verse pay-TV subscribers between April and June. This takes its total of pay-TV clients…

184,000 net additions for FiOS TV

US telco Verizon’s Q2 figures show accelerated revenue growth and improved margins across its business groups, leading to a strong earnings performance in second-quarter 2011. Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg…

Romtelecom halting free IPTV package

Romtelecom will stop providing its IPTV Dolce package free of charge this August, according to Romanian business newspaper Ziarul Financiar, citing Ovidiu Ghiman, Romtelecom Chief Strategy and Commercial Residential Officer.…