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Numericable tops 100,000 fibre subs

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Pierre Danon, the brand new head of French cable operator Numericable, announced a new policy of disclosing key figures to the Pierre Danon, the brand…

Portuguese cable TV slow growth

From Branislav Pekic in Rome At the end of the second quarter, the number of cable TV subscribers in Portugal totalled 1.5 million, representing a 2.9% At the end of…

Virgin adds Directors

Virgin Media has confirmed the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors; Charles Allen and John Rigsby. Allen is non-executive Chairman of Global Radio, the UK Allen is non-executive Chairman…

Cable America to increase capex

Cable network operators in North America will increase their capex spending through at least 2010 in an effort to compete more effectively with telephone and “Cable industry infrastructure expenditures will…

Comcast debuts Fancast

Comcast has launched its Fancast Store, an electronic storefront that offers more than 3,000 digital downloads of TV shows and movies for rent or Comcast has launched its Fancast Store,…

Comcast names limit

Comcast says that to exceed that 250 GB threshold, a customer would have to dowload 125 standard-definition movies.The announcement comes three weeks before Comcast must report to the FCC on…

US cable offers election channel

Elections '08 On Demand, lets people watch videos whenever they want, much the way they can on YouTube or the Web sites of television networks. Depending on where they live,…

Unity digital progress

H1 cable revenues increased 13 per cent year-on-year to E409.3 million while adjusted cable EBITDA was up 17 per cent in the first half to E193.4 million.…

Virgin experimenting with cross-platform show

NCC deal with DirecTV

Under the agreement NCC will integrate select RSN feeds currently offered to DirecTV subscribers into cable-advertising interconnects in nine major US markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los…