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 [...]
UPC Czech has announced that it now has one million subscribers to its television, Internet and telephony services. UPC inherited a digital cable TV service when it acquire Karneval and subsequently launched its own. Having combined the two, take-up of the resulting operation, which offers 68 channels, is growing rapidly and should reach 100,000 by [...]
The Romanian IPTV operation Ines plans to invest €500,000 on its network in 2008, according to a local report. Part of the money will be used to prepare for the introduction of such additional services as HDTV. Ines claims to be the first IPTV operation in Romania and provides its service in upmarket parts of [...]
UPC Broadband Slovakia has announced that it will not raise the prices for any of its services from the beginning of 2008. These now include a 70-channel digital cable TV offer named UPC Digital, which made its debut earlier this year, as well as analogue cable TV, broadband Internet access and telephony.
The Polish incumbent telco TPSA will start to offer Internet access speeds of up to 50Mbps in parts of Warsaw from later this month, according to a local report. Although the France Telecom-backed company launched an IPTV service almost 18 months ago, only around 30% of its existing infrastructure is capable of delivering broadband Internet [...]
Russia’s Comstar UTS has acquired an 87.5% stake in the alternative telco Regional Technical Centre (RTC) for $21 million (€14.4 million) in cash. RTC is based in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, where Sistema-backed Comstar UTS already has a presence through Tyumenneftegassvyaz, the region’s second largest alternative carrier. The acquisition will result in Comstar UTS’s market [...]