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Eleven signs ex-Vodafone TV head as Portugal chief

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has named Vodafone’s former head of TV Jorge Pavão de Sousa as managing director for Portugal. Pavão de Sousa will be responsible for further expanding Eleven’s growth in Portugal, where it recently launched in partnership with cable operator Nowo, including increasing revenues, developing strategic partnerships, and overseeing the platforms day to […]

Vodafone offers €18.4bn for Liberty Global assets in Europe

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 (£16.2) billion. Vodafone said the deal will create a “converged national challenger to the dominant incumbent in Germany” and claimed that it will also transform its fixed line and convergence strategy in key […]

Vodafone confirms talks with Liberty Global

Vodafone has confirmed that it is in “early stage discussions with Liberty Global” about potentially acquiring parts of its European operations. In a statement Vodafone said that it is in talks with Liberty Global about possibly buying “overlapping continental European assets owned by Liberty Global”. It stressed that it was not in merger talks and […]

Report: Liberty Global, Vodafone ‘resume talks’

Liberty Global and Vodafone have resumed talks about a possible corporate tie-up, according to a report by The Register. The online news service, citing unnamed sources, reported that Liberty Global’s chief development officer Andrea Salvato is leading Liberty’s negotiations. Citing what it describes as a well-placed source, The Register says that Vodafone could sell its […]

Vodafone pushes back UK TV service

Vodafone has put its plans to launch a TV service in the UK on hold, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper. The paper cited Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao as saying that the service was ready to launch within weeks if the company felt it was necessary, but said that Vodafone now had other priorities. […]

HBO Spain hires original programming chief

HBO is preparing original programming for its new Spanish service and has hired Miguel Salvat from Movistar to lead the charge. Salvat will oversee original programming out of the Spanish market, reporting to Antony Root, executive VP, original programming and production, HBO Europe. “I am thrilled that an industry professional of Miguel’s stature will be […]

HBO launches in Spain with Nick and Disney fare

HBO has launched its Spanish service. HBO España is currently available exclusively to Vodafone customers in the country through a deal struck in May. The service will offer HBO’s series including Game of Thrones (top), Westworld (below), Veep, and SiliconValley, Sex and the City, The Sopranos and The Wire, but will also serve up content from […]

Vodafone grows TV, trials continue in UK

Vodafone grew its TV customer base by 0.2 million in the first half of the financial year to 9.8 million, as trials continue for its new UK TV offering. Announcing its results for the six months ended September 30, 2016, Vodafone said that it has 7.8 million TV customers in Germany and has seen “encouraging […]

Telcos are ‘taking over pay TV’

Telecoms companies will account for over half of all pay TV subscriptions in Western Europe and Lat-Am within five years, according to new research. Research house Ovum forecasts that over a quarter of all global pay TV subs will be through telcos, with additions largely going to be driven by organic expansion of IPTV services. […]

Sky ‘rapidly closing the gap’ on Liberty Global

Sky is “rapidly closing the gap” on its larger rival Liberty Global in Western Europe, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that Liberty Global’s subscriber count in the region will drop from 18.5 million to 17.4 million between 2015 and 2021, while Sky’s will rise from 16.9 million to 17.3 million. […]

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