Warburg Pincus-backed FiberNet, one of the top four cable operators in Hungary, has outlined its strategy for this year.
Speaking to Broadband TV News, its CEO György Kerékgyártó said that the company would next month add a high-end package to the basic and EBS ones already available to digital subscribers.
It would also introduce a low-end package, consisting of around 25 channels, which will compete with services offered by DTH platforms.
FiberNet’s digital TV service was launched a year ago and currently has close to 7,000 subscribers.
Kerékgyártó added that FiberNet would also definitely introduce a PVR product this year, and possibly also add HD channels to its offer. Catch-up TV is also a possibility, if not this year then in 2011.
Significantly, he also said he expects consolidation to take place in Hungary’s cable industry shortly, with small and mid-sized operators the main targets.
FiberNet believes it will be a “key player” in the process.