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Unitymedia triple play growth

Unitymedia, the Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia cable operator, is recording strong sales for its broadband and TV offerings: Around 550,000 cable customers already watch digital TV, 200,000 take Internet via cable and 120,000 customers make German fixed line calls from Unitymedia. It now claims to be the leading triple play provider in Germany.

August 30, 2007

RR Sat for Loral

RRSat Global Communications Network announced that it has signed an agreement with Loral Skynet to offer distribution of video content to the Asian Market via a powerful digital platform using Loral Skynet’s Telstar 10 satellite. Through the multiplexed content delivery platform, RRSat customers will gain access to over 80 million cable households across 33 countries […]

August 30, 2007

ONO reshuffles pay-TV and offers 25MB

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s ONO has reshuffled its pay-TV offer with the addition of new pay-TV packages and broadband Internet access with a speed of up to 25 Megabytes, being the first company in the country with such a capacity. Its three new pay-TV packages are Esencial (Essential), with more than 40 […]

August 29, 2007

Anevia and Teleste partner for IP

French designer of the Flamingo DVB-to-IP Gateways and the Toucan VOD/nPVR servers and Teleste, the Finnish-based broadband networks equipments provider, announced a partnership agreement on DVB-to-IP gateways and VOD servers. Teleste will use Anevia_s technology to complete its End-to-end Digital TV solutions. “The Anevia technology further completes our offering in integrated IP headends and supports […]

August 27, 2007

P2P worth $28bn over five years

The worldwide market for peer-to-peer and file-sharing services is expected to generate nearly $28 billion (E20bn) in revenue for carriers and ISPs over the next five years. An ever increasing number of cellular and wireline service providers are offering legitimate file-sharing and downloading services geared to the requirements of their end-users. According to a new […]

August 27, 2007

FCC still backs a la carte

Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin isn't backing down stand for la carte, saying he believed it could benefit, not reduce, diversity. But he did apologised for upsetting civil-rights groups who complained about comments he made last week Nonethelss he said claims that interest groups weren't independent came from a Center for Public Integrity study. […]

August 26, 2007

Ofcom: Internet up, TV down

Ofcom has revealed the findings of its latest survey on viewer habits. Its annual Communications Market Report reveals new trends in the UK's £50 billion (E72.4bn) electronic communications sector. Consumers now spend 50 hours per week on the phone, surfing the internet, watching television or listening to the radio. Average daily internet use in 2006 […]

August 26, 2007

Macquarie after C&M

A consortium including Macquarie Bank's South Korean private equity arm and MBK Partners is set to acquire a 30 per cent stake in the country's second biggest cable TV group and targeting the remaining shares. Macquarie Korea Fund has signed a preliminary deal to purchase the stake from Goldman Sachs for about $650m (E479m), and […]

August 26, 2007

New sport on Kabelkiosk

Super Sports Network the new 24/7 German sports channel has launched as part of the Kabelkiosk package on the Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 2 for distribution on cable networks. SSN is owned by DS International Sport Management, and is headed by Dieter Schweiger. Programming will include motorsport (Moto X), tennis, badminton, beach volleyball, kayaking, mountain climbing, […]

August 20, 2007

Viewers want OTT content choice and simplicity

Qualitative consumer research, conducted by Evolution Digital, a provider of integrated IP Hybrid devices and IP Video solutions for the global cable industry, shows that pay-TV subscribers are eager for a new way to have access to both traditional cable TV channels and popular OTT services, and want cable set-top box technology to simplify their […]