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NENT lifts Viaplay subscriber intake target to 700,000, aims to reach 3 mln total by year-end

2020-09-16 13:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has upgraded its Viaplay streaming service paying subscriber target again for the current year to 3 million by adding more than 700,000 in 2020. In June, NENT had lifted its full year intake target to 600,000 from 400,000. The new target represents year-on-year growth of over 30 percent, compared with 29 percent growth to nearly 2.72 million on 30 June.

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Macquarie to table binding offer for Enel's Open Fiber stake - report

2020-09-16 09:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Australian infrastructure fund Macquarie is set to make a binding offer to acquire all or part of Enel's 50 percent stake in Italian wholesale-only operator Open Fiber, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters. The offer for a stake of between 35 percent and 50 percent will be sent to Enel before the utility giant's board meeting on 17 September, said the source. In June, Enel confirmed that Macquarie had tabled a non-binding offer for all or part of its stake in a bid that according to various sources valued the company at EUR 7.7 billion.

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Dutch TV market slows subscriber losses in Q2, Ziggo returns to growth

2020-09-16 09:38:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The coronavirus outbreak kept more people at home and in front of the TV. It also meant a forced pause in Ziggo's gradual shutdown of analogue TV services, which helped the cable operator add around 2,000 subscribers in Q2 2020. This was Ziggo's first increase in TV subscribers since its merger with UPC in 2014. 

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Apple introduces new watches, tablets, launches Apple One, fitness subscription services

2020-09-16 09:02:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple has released several new products at its 'Time Flies' online event. These include the Apple Watch 6 series, the lower cost Apple Watch SE, a new-generation Apple iPad Air and the Apple One subscription service to bundle its digital services. The company also confirmed the roll out of new versions of iOS and iPad OS. 

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ViacomCBS to launch Paramount+ streaming service from Q1 2021 in multiple markets

2020-09-15 15:48:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) ViacomCBS has confirmed the name Paramount+ for its new streaming service. The media group's SVoD and live streaming service CBS All Access will be rebranded as Paramount+ in early 2021 as part of the service's expansion to feature content from other assets in the ViacomCBS portfolio. 

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