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Liberty Global posts Q4 profit

Liberty Global reported fourth-quarter revenues up 19 per cent from a year earlier to $3 billion, helped by solid growth in its digital TV and broadband customer bases. Revenues rose…

Studios appeal iiNet verdict

Studios have lodged an appeal against the controversial Australian Federal Court verdict that ISP iiNet was not responsible for its subscribers illegal downloading. Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) representing…

FTTH Council reports European penetration

The FTTH Council Europe has unveiled the latest figures showing which European countries are leading the way in the penetration of fibre-to-the-home at year-end 2009. Although Sweden, Norway and Slovenia…

Connected TVs 25% of new in US

More than one quarter of all TVs purchased by US consumers in January were linked to the Internet, according to a survey conducted by iSuppli. Among US consumers that purchased…

Kabel Deutschland confirms IPO plans

Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s biggest cable network provider, has confirmed plans to float its shares. The company didn’t provide details on the stake it intends to float, on the size of…

Broadband tax 'regressive' say MPs

A government proposal to charge people with fixed phone lines 50p (E0.57) per month to help fund ultra-fast broadband has been condemned as “unfair” by MPs. The cross-party Business Innovation…

Unlimited downloads may boost Aussie online video

For the first time, an Australian ISP has ditched quotas and is offering an unlimited broadband plan. AAPT already had a number of plans with unrestricted usage during off-peak times,…

Sogecable fined E44m for failure to supply rival

A Spanish court has ordered Sogecable to pay compensation of E43.94 million for its refusal to offer its premium channels to the cable operator Auna. The Madrid judge ruled Sogecable…

KDDI lowers stake in Jupiter

Japanese telecoms operator KDDI said it had lowered the voting stake it plans to acquire in the Jupiter cable TV network from US group Liberty Global after regulators questioned the…

KDG attacks 'open cable'

Kabel Deutschland (KDG), Germany's largest MSO that is currently considering its options between sale and IPO, has used the occasion of its results announcement to reject outright the demands of…