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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.

EMEA, Content, SVOD
AMC partners with Machinima for SVOD gaming channel in Spain, Portugal
Jun 22 2016 6:15 AM

AMC International Networks Iberia is partnering with many2many programming service Machinima to launch a gaming, eSports and heros SVOD channel for Spain and Portugal.

The channel will be available via pay TV, smart TVs and iOS/Android apps and feature programming produced by Machinima, including Street Fighter: Resurrection, eSports reality show Training Camp and the forthcoming Transformers: The Combiner Wars.

FTTH/B growth continues to dominate Portugal's pay-TV industry
EMEA, Pay TV, FTTH
FTTH/B growth continues to dominate Portugal's pay-TV industry
Dec 04 2015 6:45 AM

Portugal’s third quarter pay-TV numbers were up 5.4% Y/Y, about 179,000, to 3.473 million, new figures from Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM) showed, with fiber-to-the-home seeing the fastest growth over the quarter and year.

Competitors brace as Netflix sets date for push into Spain, Italy and Portugal
EMEA, SVOD
Competitors brace as Netflix sets date for push into Spain, Italy and Portugal
Oct 01 2015 8:15 AM

As Netflix continues its push into European markets, competitors have aggressively pushed back, adding content—in some cases Netflix Originals – to their arsenals in an attempt to defend their piece of the streaming pie.

Netflix sets Italy, Portugal deployments for October
EMEA, SVOD, OTT
Netflix sets Italy, Portugal deployments for October
Jun 08 2015 6:45 AM

Netflix is steadily picking up speed in its intention to be deployed in 200 nations by the end of 2016. Last week, CEO Reed Hastings told a Spanish newspaper that the streamer would launch in Spain sometime in October and this weekend it confirmed that it would be rolling out in Italy and Portugal in October, as well.

Portugal’s Cabovisão on the market yet again
EMEA, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pay TV
Portugal’s Cabovisão on the market yet again
Mar 19 2015 7:15 AM

The long odyssey of Portuguese pay-TV provider Cabovisão continues, with the country’s cable operator back on the market for the third time since 2006.

French owner Altice confirms the company -- which it acquired for $59.3 million from Canadian operator Cogeco in 2012 -- is in play, and already drawing interest.