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Switzerland

HummingSat secures ESA support for SWISSto12

Switzerland’s fast-growing aerospace company and a manufacturer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, has confirmed that the HummingSat Partnership Project with the European Space Agency (ESA) is moving forward in the roll-out of the HummingSat satellite product line thanks to fresh subscriptions in excess of €30 million received at the ESA Ministerial Conference Meeting at […]

January 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

EBL, Sunrise complete telecom takeover

Sunrise has acquired the telecom business of its long-standing partner, EBL, with retroactive effect from January 1st 2023. The takeover is the result of many years of cooperation between the two companies in Switzerland. A total of 60,000 telecom customers currently connected in the regions of Liestal, Laufen, Romandy, and Bern as well as in […]

January 16, 2023

Switzerland: Ad deal for time-shift TV

TV broadcasters and TV channels have reached an agreement enabling them to continue offering time-shifted television (replay TV) in its current form in Switzerland in the future. This allows the channels to use new advertising formats to compensate for the revenue lost if commercials are skipped when viewing replay TV. Sunrise is implementing this agreement […]

September 14, 2022

Switzerland: MySports ups ice hockey content

Exclusively on MySports this season, fans can watch all the National League games, the Champions Hockey League, 150 NHL games and numerous DEL and SHL games. Together with its partners, MySports says it  is delivering more ice hockey this year than ever before on all major TV platforms in Switzerland. When the National League commences […]

September 12, 2022

Swiss Broadcasting Corporation Protects Content With Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a provider of TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced today that Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, also known as SRG SSR, recently introduced a new card version of VO’s Conditional Access System (CAS) for the security of its satellite TV distribution. Embedded within set-top boxes, VO’s CAS features the latest, fastest […]

September 7, 2022

EBL sells telecom division to Sunrise

EBL has been active in the telecom business since 2000 and owns telecom networks in some 200 municipalities in Switzerland. At the same time, EBL has for several years been pursuing a policy of expansion of its business areas to incorporate renewable energy/heat production and distribution. As a result of this strategic focus, EBL is […]

September 1, 2022

Report: Pay-TV market growing in GSA region

The pay-TV and SVoD market is continuing to grow in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the Pay TV and Paid VoD in Germany 2021/2022 report published by VAUNET. In Germany, total revenue from pay television and paid VoD in 2021 rose by 13.1 per cent to reach €4.7 billion, and is expected to grow […]

July 20, 2022

Switzerland: Ascot Elite launches TVoD with OKAST

White label video streaming platform solution, OKAST, has been chosen by Ascot Elite for the launch of ascot now, a new VoD platform in Switzerland. Under the brand ‘ascot now – finest cinema selection’, Ascot Elite Entertainment, the Swiss film distributor, has launched its own TVoD platform. ascot now offers a curated library of titles […]

July 6, 2022

21 countries top Netflix Speed Index for March

Five ISP services in Asia posted increases in the month of March on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. VNPT in Vietnam jumped 0.2 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 3.4 Mbps. After dipping by 0.2 Mbps last month, Japan’s VECTANT increased by […]

April 13, 2022

Wurl FAST channels on LG Channels

Wurl, a specialist in powering streaming TV, has entered into a partnership with LG Electronics that will see Wurl powered FAST Channels on LG Channels worldwide. Wurl will be distributing the FAST channels globally while also providing monetisation services and maximising revenue to the company. Per the deal, Wurl will be available on all LG […]

April 8, 2022