Swiss operator Sunrise launches IPTV service

Swiss operator Sunrise has rolled out its long-awaited IPTV service, which it announced in November. Sunrise, the No. 2 mobile operator in Switzerland, and the third-largest broadband provider, launched a pilot IPTV service in October, and is competing with Swisscom and Cablecom on the quality of the offering rather than on price.

The service features a package of 160 TV and radio channels, with 29 channels delivering HD TV. On top of the TV service, Sunrise is offering subscribers a landline, free calls to the Swiss fixed-line network and broadband that delivers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds that top out near Mbps for about $135 a month.

Sunrise if offering subscribers a catch-up service and the ability to pause, rewind and review live TV.

Sunrise is owned by private equity group CVC and has some 366,000 broadband subscribers.

For more:
- see this Broadband TV News article
- see this Digital TV Europe article

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