Slovakia will see the launch of a new regional station in January next year. According to a local report, Regionalna televizia Prievidza will be based in the Nitra area and formed by merger of two existing services.
The children’s channel JimJam will be introduced into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on December 7, according to a local report. JimJam made its debut on Sky Italia, where it currently broadcasts to over four million subscribers, in 2006. It was acquired this September as part of a partnership between Chellomedia and HIT Entertainment.
Poland will have a new regional station from next February or March, according to a local report. The service, which will be named TVS, will be distributed free-to-air (FTA) via Eutelsat’s Hot Bird and made available to cable operators and the country’s three DTH platforms. It will also have a presence on the Internet and [...]
Stockholm-based Zodiak Television has announced a number of operational changes, some of which affect its operations in CEE. They include Ludo Popee becoming the chairman of Kakana Benelux and VP with responsibility for Continental Europe, which currently includes Poland. Specifically in the CEE region, Patrick Nebout will continue as VP East but hand over the [...]
The Spanish technology company SIDSA says it has begun to target the DTT market. Having already established a presence in the mobile TV sector, it is providing its KeyFly conditional access system to the pre-pay Al Jazeera Sport Channel. It has also entered into a DTT initiative in Spain with Boulevard Digital, Siemens –InOutTV, SDIdigital, [...]
Portugal Telecom has posted operating revenues of €1,574.9 million for Q3, or 6.5% more than in the corresponding period last year. Those in the first nine months of the year amounted to €4,285.1 million, a year-on-year increase of 5.7%. EDITDA in Q3 stood at €578.9 million (+5.5%), while in Q1-Q3 it came to €1,725.7 million [...]
The Polish national public broadcaster TVP has placed an order for eight Autocue software packages for deployment across 10 of its regional networks. Autocue provides a single solution for all transmission, newsroom, scripting and prompting requirements. It includes the BBC. Bloomberg, NBC and CNN among its clients.
Anna Strezynska, the president of Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), has said that the incumbent telco TPSA will be broken up by 2010. She has also come out against the idea of a EU-wide telecoms regulator, as recently proposed by EC Commissioner Viviane Reding. According to Strezynska, the break-up of TPSA will be undertaken [...]
According to data produced by Hungary’s National Communications Authority (NHH), the number of cable modems in the country rose by 2.71% in September this year to 377,000. At the same time, the number of ADSL homes went up by 1.46% to 713,000. The NHH complies its figures using information supplied by the established and alternative [...]