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Cable operators in EU see revenue gains, subscriber losses
EMEA, Broadband, Operators
Cable operators in EU see revenue gains, subscriber losses
Dec 19 2016 12:15 PM

Despite increasing competition from over-the-top players and from satellite providers, and declining subscriber numbers, the cable industry in the European Union has continued to grow with gross cable revenues topping €22.4 billion ($23.34 billion) in 2015, a 5.7% increase year-over-year.

More than half of cable revenues in 2015 (53%) came from Internet and phone services, according to a report from IHS Markit, with Internet revenues up nearly 10% to €7.2 billion.

European cableco Liberty Global looks to double its mobile services bundling among subscribers
EMEA, Mobile, Operators
European cableco Liberty Global looks to double its mobile services bundling among subscribers
Nov 07 2016 6:30 AM

European cable giant Liberty Global expects to more than double the take rate its mobile service has among its 17 million broadband subscribers in Europe, dramatic growth that CEO Mike Fries says will deliver “huge benefits” to the companies base of customers and delivering higher ARPU, lower churn, and happier customers.

AT&T debuting first package of TV and wireless services after DirecTV buy
Pay TV, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mobile
AT&T debuting first package of TV and wireless services after DirecTV buy
Aug 03 2015 5:15 AM

AT&T is offering consumers its first new deal since acquiring DirecTV, a $200-a-month combo of HD programming on up to four TVs, unlimited talk and text on four smartphones and 10 gigabytes of wireless data that can be shared.

AT&T says the deal will save the average customer who takes the bundle about $600 a year when it becomes available Aug. 10.

ESPN sues Verizon over ‘Custom TV’ skinny bundle plan
Pay TV, Sports, Content Deals
ESPN sues Verizon over ‘Custom TV’ skinny bundle plan
Apr 27 2015 9:45 AM

Disney has decided to play hardball with Verizon for offering its ESPN cable channel as an add-on to its new Custom TV FiOS package rather than as part of its basic tier. This morning ESPN filed a lawsuit alleging breech of contract.

TV Everywhere
Forget the Bundle, Consumers Have an Appetite for Choice
Dec 16 2011 8:00 AM

It’s a common dilemma: faced with hundreds of TV channels, you still can’t find anything to watch. This trend was summarized nicely by a September Credit Suisse report.