Advanced Television


SWISSto12 gets €26m in expansion funding

UBS Switzerland is injecting €26.15 million into fellow-Swiss business SWISSto12 for further development of its HummingSat satellite division. The extra financing will provide SWISSto12 with flexible growth capital to meet strong customer demand for its geostationary SmallSat HummingSat. SWISSto12 has won a major order for one of its geostationary HummingSat craft from Intelsat (for IS-45) […]

September 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

24i, Amino to deploy TVaaS for TBW’s Thurcom

24i, the video streaming expert, and Amino, the media and entertainment technology solutions provider, today have been selected by Technische Betriebe Wil (TBW) to power the video services of its service subsidiary Thurcom, the largest regional telecom provider in Switzerland. This joint TV-as-a-service (TVaaS) solution will uniquely enable Thurcom to significantly improve time to market, […]

September 12, 2023

Switzerland: Viaplay content for CH Media’s oneplus

Viaplay Group and Switzerland’s CH Media have agreed a multi-year partnership that secures more than 900 hours of Viaplay Select’s content for CH Media’s oneplus streaming service. The deal is the first in Switzerland for Viaplay Select, a branded content concept for partner platforms, and follows earlier tie-ups in the DACH region with Deutsche Telekom’s […]

August 31, 2023

Switzerland: wedotv on oneplus and Sunrise

AVoD and FAST channel operator wedotv is now distributing its services in Switzerland on CH Media Entertainment’s oneplus streaming platform, as well as via Liberty Global owned Sunrise. CH Media Entertainment recently launched its streaming platform oneplus, which offers consumers an array of programming choices, from movies to series, in various genres, documentaries and live […]

August 2, 2023

Origins Digital selected by Swiss Football League

Origins Digital, the sports digital services provider and part of EMG Group, has been chosen by the Swiss Football League (SFL) as its digital partner for two projects aimed at advancing the SFL’s online ecosystem. With a target of digitising the entire league by 2027, the SFL has chosen Origins Digital to create a cutting-edge, […]

May 24, 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

Yahsat invests in Astrocast

Yahsat, which also controls Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Telecommunications, is putting $17.5 million (€16m) into a satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) operator Astrocast. Astrocast is based in Switzerland and the investment is in the form of a convertible loan and will help with Astrocast’s target which is to raise almost $48 million this year. Astrocast has […]

April 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

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