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Telenor: Subs down, profits halved

Norway’s telco giant Telenor has reported some mixed results for its 2011 end-of-year numbers. The group’s broadcasting interests include satellites, encryption specialists Conax, and DTH broadcaster Canal Digital (which beams…

TalkTalk: YouView ready to go

TalkTalk admitted it had lost a net 60,000 customers in the third quarter but had increased the ARPU which rose from £24.70 to £25.30 as consumers switched to premium products.…

BT Vision adds 39,000 subs

BT added 39,000 subscribers for its IPTV ‘BT Vision’ in the fourth quarter of 2011 – just a few hundred less than Sky in the same period – bringing the…

Challenges ahead for BSkyB

BSkyB unveils its Q2 numbers on January 31st, and most observers see continued progress for the broadcaster, although with net TV subscriber additions being somewhat less than this same time…

Telenet fined €250,000

Telenet fined €250,000

Belgium’s Telenet cable operator has been fined €250,000 by the country’s regulator for not being clear in its advice as to how consumers could change suppliers. Telenet changed its operating…

Virgin Media customers ‘most dissatisfied’

Virgin Media has the biggest proportion of dissatisfied customers for landline, broadband and pay-TV services, according to Ofcom’s latest customer satisfaction tables. In September, the media regulator conducted 3,000 interviews…

Cabovisao up for sale

Cabovisao up for sale

Canada’s Cogeco Cable has reportedly decided to sell its Portuguese cable TV and broadband/telephone operation, Cabovisao. The cable operator, according to the Lusa news agency has invited “expressions of interest”…

BT poaches Virgin Media’s Green for future TV development

BT poaches Virgin Media’s Green for future TV development

BT has hired Virgin Media’s Executive Director, Commercial, TV and Online Alex Green to help drive the telco’s next-generation TV offering. He will be focused on building on the success…

TalkTalk YouView trials in early 2012

Broadband provider TalkTalk is to launch an in-house trial of YouView in early 2012. The broadband provider said it will launch a “friends and family” trial of the service in…

Portugal Telecom nears 1m pay-TV subs

Portugal Telecom nears 1m pay-TV subs

Portugal Telecom has reported 55,000 new subscribers to its pay-TV service ‘Meo’ in the third quarter of 2011 to reach 974,000 customers – adding that it expects to surpass the…