Feeds

Tiscali bets a bundle on Homechoice

If anyone says triple-play again, I'll slap them

High performance access to file storage

European ISP Tiscali has bought Homechoice, which offers broadband and video-on-demand to customers in London and Stevenage.

Tiscali will start offering its UK subscribers TV services by the end of the year. Services will then begin in Italy and other territories.

Video Networks, the parent of Homechoice, gets an 11.5 per cent stake in Tiscali. This could increase to 20 per cent if targets are met, valuing Homechoice at roughly £100m. The company was taken over by Chris Larson - the fourth employee at Microsoft.

Tiscali has about 10 per cent of the UK broadband market and the purchase of Homechoice might help it fight off competition in an increasingly aggressive market.

Homechoice has been looking for a new owner for some time. BSkyB and ntl, as well as mobile networks Orange and Vodafone, were all mentioned as potential suitors.

More on The Telegraph here. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
Playing Cat and Mouse with the media
Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month
... but don't worry, charter members, you're still in 'for life'
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.