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Sogecable 3play to boost subscribers

Spain’s Sogecable, is getting into broadband and voice telephony in an attempt to bolster its subscriber base and boost the country’s lagging pay TV sector. From November it will join…

Arsenal signs for Setanta

Arsenal and Setanta have signed a six-year deal for a club channel to be screened on the satellite broadcaster, providing the Premier League club with a new income stream for…

ICASA new pay-TV licence holders

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has confirmed the winning bidders of the new commercial satellite and cable subscription broadcasting licences. The only surprise was the withdrawal of…

TV Cabo to add 15 new TV channels

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese pay-TV operator TV Cabo will launch 15 new channels by the end of the year, taking the total number to 103. Currently, TV Cabo…

Sky uses Entriq to expand choice

Entriq has confirmed that BSkyB will use its services to support the delivery of pay-per-view television content. The EST (electronic sell-through) service will enable Sky to offer pay-per-view content via…

Spain: pay-TV on DTT?

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish TV networks are considering launching pay-TV services and content on the free-to-air digital terrestrial platform following the Italy’s example. They have been…

MultiChoice Africa expands with Eutelsat

MultiChoice Africa, the leading pay-TV operator in sub-Saharan Africa, has boosted its capacity leases with Eutelsat Communications to support further expansion of its pay television and Internet services in sub-Saharan…

Astra launches entavio

SES Astra will officially launch its new digital platform entavio at the international consumer show IFA in Berlin on 1st September. The service to digital satellite households in Germany comprises…

ONO reshuffles pay-TV and offers 25MB

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s ONO has reshuffled its pay-TV offer with the addition of new pay-TV packages and broadband Internet access with a speed of up to…

Sky Italia aims for 0.5m new subscribers per year

Branislav Pekic from Rome With 4.2 million subscribers, equal to a potential audience of 14 million TV viewers, Sky Italia is now aiming to grow at a rate of 500,000…