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Amazon Prime Video on Comcast Xfinity X1

US cable giant Comcast and Amazon have confirmed that the Prime Video service will launch over the next week on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, giving millions of people access to…

Cable Europe ‘committed to 1GB future’

As the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of European Union adopts a key telecommunications reform, the broadband cable industry signalled its commitment to deliver on the goals of a gigabit…

EU to probe Vodafone – Liberty deal

It now seems the EU’s preliminary look at Liberty Global’s multiple asset sale to Vodafone will lead to a full antitrust probe. The decision is due December 11th. The deal…

IHS: Cable growth continues

Latest figures published by IHS Markit and Cable Europe show the number of cable homes in Europe once again grew year on year in 2017, reaching 69.2 million and comprising…

Spain: Euskaltel split on national ambition

Spain: Euskaltel split on national ambition

Basque-Country cable operator Euskaltel is at a crossroads in deciding whether to stay local and consolidate its position in the north of Spain, or go national to compete with Movistar,…

Kagan: US pay-TV Q3 subs down 1.2m

Third-quarter results for US multichannel video subscriptions cut short a brief wave of optimism for the sector, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Accelerating…

Analyst: DTH drags down US Q3 pay-TV subs

Findings from research and analysis firm Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about…

CommScope confirms $7.4bn ARRIS acquisition

CommScope confirms $7.4bn ARRIS acquisition

Following recent speculation that such a deal was imminent, communications networks infrastructure solutions provider CommScope has agreed to acquire entertainment and communications technologist ARRIS International, in an all-cash transaction for…

STARZPLAY to launch on Virgin Media

STARZPLAY to launch on Virgin Media

US programmer Starz has confirmed that its  STARZPLAY SVoD service will launch on UK multiplay network Virgin Media in the UK on November 29th. The STARZPLAY premium streaming service will…

CommScope near to $5.6bn ARRIS deal?

CommScope near to $5.6bn ARRIS deal?

Following advanced-television.com’s revelation that telecommunications and cable equipment vendor CommScope was in talks to acquire entertainment, communications and CPE technologist ARRIS International, reports suggest that CommScope is nearing a deal…

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