Advanced Television


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

ADB’s Thunder AX selected by Swisscom

Swisscom, the telecommunications provider in Switzerland, has chosen ADB’s Thunder AX for the new Centro Business 3.0 broadband platform, dedicated to the B2B market. Thunder AX working in Swisscom’s XGS-PON network provides premium broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses. Thunder AX is equipped with the Qualcomm® Networking Pro 800 platform. Working in the XGS-PON […]

October 28, 2021

THEO Technologies enables Swisscom’s blue TV

THEO Technologies , a provider of universal video playback technologies, has announced that THEOplayer will be used by Swisscom to deliver its blue TV (previously known as TV Air) service. Swisscom will now use THEOplayer across its web clients as well as on Connected TVs. blue TV carries a wide selection of premium live and […]

November 17, 2020

MySports on Swisscom

MySports has announced that its entire range of sports channel packages is now also available to Swisscom customers. Available immediately, the channel’s range has now increased by 1.55 million households across Switzerland. With the distribution agreement which was announced in July and has now been implemented, a total of more than 3.3 million households in […]

October 20, 2020

DAZN launches Direct Carrier Billing in Europe

DAZN, the global sports streaming service, has expanded its payment options to allow customers to pay for their subscription via their mobile phone bill. DAZN has collaborated with Telefónica Germany (o2) and Swisscom to enable ‘Direct Carrier Billing’, a more convenient way for customers in Germany and Switzerland to sign up to its sports service. […]

June 9, 2020

Report: UK 6th-ranked in global 5G market

According to research company Omdia’s 5G Market Progress Assessment (end-2019) report, the UK is ranked sixth out of the 22 leading 5G countries analysed for 5G deployment. The Omdia research assessed the deployment progress of 5G based on commercial operator launches, network coverage, subscriber take-up as well as 5G spectrum availability and regulatory environment. Based […]

June 4, 2020