Liberty Global's UPC Hungary is deploying a cloud-based delivery system from ActiveVideo Networks that will deliver YouTube and a range of other apps to legacy set-tops. UPC is offering customers access to more than 20 apps including YouTube, Google Maps, Picasa and Flickr as well as a slew of games via the company's legacy set-top boxes.
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC is negotiating with 21st Century Fox Inc. to acquire the company's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy. The move is an effort to bulk up BskyB's European stronghold in the midst of major entertainment holding changes on the continent.
Liberty Media will spin off its cable business holdings, including its 26 percent stake in Charter Communications, a minority investment in Time Warner Cable and a mobile subsidiary TruePosition into a new company called Liberty Broadband.
Here's something to chew on as Aereo's right to grab and rebroadcast over-the-air transmissions via IP wends its way through the Supreme Court: one of the cable industry's bigger names, John Malone, once considered investing in the maverick firm.
Dutch cable TV operator Ziggo reported a first quarter rise in broadband, enterprise and wireless customers while at the same time reporting a decline in cable customers. This trend is similar to what U.S. operators are facing.
Vodafone, already the world's second largest mobile carrier, is looking to increase its footprint in the cable space as well--either through acquisition or competition, its top executive says.
British telecom giant Vodafone agreed to pay €7.2 billion ($10 billion) to acquire Spanish cable operator Ono, which counts 1.2 million subscribers and 7.2 million homes passed.
John Malone's Liberty Global has bought an equity stake in RDK Management, the joint venture Comcast and Time Warner Cable launched last summer to license software that can power subscription video delivered through IP video devices and hybrid set-tops.
Arris scored a deployment for its E6000 Converged Edge Router, announcing that Liberty Global's Unitymedia KabelBW cable operation in Germany deployed the product.
John Malone's Liberty Global dropped 50,000 basic video subscribers in the fourth quarter, and lost a total of 294,000 video subscribers in 2013.