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Euskaltel increases profits and subs

Euskaltel increases profits and subs

Euskaltel, the regional Basque country-based cable operator, is consolidating its leadership in the north of Spain with a 10.9 per cent rise in profits to €14.6 million and in Q1…

Analyst: Cord cutting takes toll beyond US

The cord-cutting trend that threatens the future of the global pay-TV industry was not confined solely to the United States in 2017 according to business information provider IHS Markit; total…

Ofcom: ‘BT must go fibre or fail’

Sharon White, Chief Executive, of UK comms regulator Ofcom, has warned incumbent telco BT to upgrade its copper network to fibre or risk fading away. Delivering closing remarks at an…

Comcast: ‘Sky a great fit’

Comcast: ‘Sky a great fit’

Executives at Comcast have talked up the pluses of the company’s formal binding cash offer of $31 billion (€25.4bn) for Sky, describing it as “a great fit” that provides it…

Top 10 pay-TV operators to lose $20bn by 2020

Despite adding 84 million subscribers between 2017 and 2023, subscription and PPV revenues for the world’s top 517 pay-TV operators will fall by $18 billion (€14.67bn) to $183 billion, according…

Germany: Cablers add 500,000 broadband subs

Germany: Cablers add 500,000 broadband subs

German cable network operators added around 500,000 Internet subscribers in 2017 and currently supply 7.7 million in Germany with high-speed Internet households (an increase of seven per cent). The figure…

Analyst: Global pay-TV revenues to fall 11%

Analyst: Global pay-TV revenues to fall 11%

Global pay-TV revenues peaked in 2016 at $205 billion (€166bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from Digital TV Research. Revenues will fall by 11 per cent…

Israel: Partner teams with Amazon

Israel: Partner teams with Amazon

Israeli multiplay operator Partner Communications has revealed what it describes as a first of its kind collaboration agreement between Amazon Prime Video and its Partner TV unit. Partner TV customers…

Comcast to bundle Netflix

Comcast to bundle Netflix

Comcast and Netflix have agreed an expansion of their partnership that will provide Comcast the ability to include a Netflix subscription in new and existing Xfinity packages. In November 2016,…

Analyst: Global pay-TV to gain 95m subs

Analyst: Global pay-TV to gain 95m subs

Ninety-five million additional pay-TV subscribers are set to be added between 2017 and 2023 to take the global total to 1.1 billion, according to Digital TV Research. Based on forecasts…