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Broadband subs to reach 415m this year

Worldwide broadband subscriptions will reach 415 million in 2008, representing one billion discrete broadband users, according to Strategy Analytics. The number of broadband subscriptions will continue to grow to 621…

Sony to eliminate cable STBs?

Sony has signed a deal with six major cable TV operators in the US that will pave the way for digital TVs that can receive cable programmes without the need…

Cable needs consolidation

From Colin Mann in Cologne The German cable industry is going through “seismic shifts” and will need to consolidate, according to Unitymedia Group CEO Parm Sandhu. Participating in the CEO…

ONO E8m profit in the first quarter

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable company ONO reported a profit of E8 million for the quarter against a E13 million loss for the same period last…

Unity up on triple plays

German cableco Unitymedia posted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2008 of E94.3 million up from E81.6 million in 2007. The company said it had enjoyed its strongest quarter for…

Unity up on triple plays

German cableco Unitymedia posted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2008 of E94.3 million up from E81.6 million in 2007. The company said it had enjoyed its strongest quarter for…

Oz/NZ broadband pushes out TV

People living in Australia and New Zealand with broadband spend more time on the net than they do watching television, a survey has found. The survey of 864 Australians and…

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of…

Parks Associates identifies 'Super Buying' segment

Consumer research from Parks Associates has identified a 'super buying' segment of US broadband households responsible for the overwhelming majority of dollars spent on consumer electronics products. The survey of…

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of…