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Spain: Euskaltel merger with R and Telecable?

Spain: Euskaltel merger with R and Telecable?

More concentration is set to take place in the Spanish cable market. The Basque Country-based company Euskaltel is seeking to merge with other big regional cable companies in the North…

First worldwide DVB-T2 tests on 4K in Spain

Spain has become the first country in the world to test the second generation DVB-T2 under 4K format with 100 frames per second. A group of researchers in the University…

Further 2 years for South Africa’s DSO

South Africa’s communications minister Faith Muthambi has admitted that the country will not meet the 17th June 2015 analogue switch off date as set by the International Telecommunications Union, and…

Sky: ‘Roku deal shows our innovative edge’

The launch by Sky Italia of the Sky Online TV box is the latest success to come out of Sky’s partnership and investment in US tech company, Roku, according to…

SABC trims its digital ambitions

SABC trims its digital ambitions

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster says it will now only launch its digital transmissions with just five channels. In 2011 SABC told a parliamentary committee that digital TV would see…

Mediaset, Sky Italia plot pay-TV alliance

Mediaset, Sky Italia plot pay-TV alliance

Italian broadcasters Mediaset and Sky Italia are negotiating a pay-TV alliance that could create a monopoly in the sector. According to Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the talks are underway…

Altice acquires Suddenlink

Following reports late on May 19th that it was in talks to make a US acquisition, multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice has confirmed that it has signed a definitive…

Police raid Sky Italia and Mediaset over Serie A deal

The offices of Mediaset and Sky Italia have been raided by police probing last year’s €1 billion sale of Serie A football rights. The investigation was launched in parallel with…

Malone boosts Vodafone bid talk

Malone boosts Vodafone bid talk

Liberty Global’s chairman John Malone has boosted the chances of a tie-up with Vodafone in Western Europe, saying it would be a “great fit”. “We’ve looked at that from our…

BT challenges Ofcom ‘margin squeeze’ test

BT says it will take Ofcom to a court over the watchdog’s decision to introduce restrictions on the wholesale price of superfast broadband. The telco has lodged an appeal with…

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