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Swisscom “in excellent position”

Swisscom, the Switzerland-based telco provider, has reported Q3 group revenue rose slightly by 0.3 per cent to CHF 8,202 million (€8.5bn), which translates to an increase of 0.9 per cent at constant exchange rates. In the Swiss core business, revenue fell slightly by 0.6 per cent to CHF 6,067 million. Revenue from telecommunications services decreased […]

November 2, 2023

Swisscom launches TV-Box 5

Swisscom is to bring together what belongs together by offering both TV and streaming on the TV-Box 5. More compact, versatile and sustainable than ever – the possibilities are endless. Now with Google Android TV and the integration of the Google universe, Disney+ as a new streaming partner and a new super package that brings […]

October 17, 2023

Swisscom adds Paramount+

Swisscom has announced a partnership with Paramount to add the Paramount+ streaming service to blue TV. Customers in Switzerland can now access the a range of premium content, including blockbuster movies such as Scream and Top Gun: Maverick, family favourites such as Paw Patrol, plus the latest series like Tulsa King and Special Ops: Lioness. […]

September 20, 2023

Swisscom selects Ateme OTT solution

Ateme, a player in video compression, delivery, and streaming solutions with innovation at its core, has announced that Swisscom, the Swiss telco, has chosen Ateme’s end-to-end OTT solution to migrate the Cloud Digital Video Recording (CDVR) platform of its blue TV service to AWS. Behind this move was Swisscom’s desire to streamline its operations, optimise […]

July 11, 2023

Swisscom Q1 flat

Swisscom has reported that Q1 group revenue remained almost stable year-on-year at CHF 2,747 million, down 0.3 per cent, resulting in an increase of 0.6 per cent at constant exchange rates. In the Swiss core business, sales fell slightly by CHF 12 million to CHF 2.04 billion. Revenue from telecoms services decreased overall by 1.2 […]

May 4, 2023

Swisscom expands trust in Verimatrix VCAS

Verimatrix, a specialist in powering the modern connected world with people-centred security, has announced that Swisscom, a longstanding Verimatrix customer, has deepened its relationship with Verimatrix to include the full SaaS offering of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS), migrating from on-premises security to cloud-based anti-piracy operations. Providing significant efficiencies of scale, the migration from […]

January 4, 2023

24i launches TVaaS backed by Swisscom Broadcast

24i, the video streaming expert, has announced a new partnership with Swisscom Broadcast and the launch of FokusOnTV, 24i’s new TV as a Service (TVaaS) streaming offering that enables Pay TV operators to improve their time to market and reduce their on-site infrastructure and operational complexity. The end-to-end, fully cloud-based FokusOnTV solution is a managed […]

August 31, 2022

Swisscom’s Internet Box 4 powered by SoftAtHome

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, played an active part in Swisscom’s Internet-Box 4 launch in Switzerland. The new Internet-Box for fibre-optic subscribers allows a superfast WLAN with the Wi-Fi 6 standard. The new fibre-optic box features a 10 Gbps Ethernet port and the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, offering a faster […]

February 15, 2022

FunBox UHD extends deal with Swisscom blue TV

Global media company SPI/FilmBox has announced the extension of the distribution deal with Swiss telco Swisscom for SPI’s 4K/UHD lifestyle channel, FunBox UHD, which features hundreds of hours of UHD programming on culture, travel, lifestyle, art, music and more. The channel will continue to be available via Swisscom’s blue TV service with German and English […]

December 8, 2021

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting that ‘big tech’ platforms also contribute fairly to network costs. The Statement (below) was issued by ETNO, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, which represents Europe’s […]

November 29, 2021By Colin Mann