Croatia’s three leading telcos – Hrvatski Telekom (HT), Vipnet and Tele2 Hrvatska – all expect to have a challenging year in 2016.
Polish president Andrzej Duda has signed off controversial amendments to the country’s Radio and Television Law that affect public service broadcasting.
The satellite platform UPC DTH has added FilmBox Extra HD to its premium movie channel offer in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
The majority (81%) of subscribers to the Czech DTH platform Digi TV have a stated preference for films.
Albania is facing more problems in its troubled transition to digital broadcasting.
Digi slightly strengthened its position in Hungary’s fixed broadband market in November, while the market leader Telekom saw its share fall and UPC remained unchanged.
Orange and Vodafone have failed in their bid to secure access to RCS&RDS’s fixed line network in Romania.
The ownership of TV2, one of Hungary’s two leading national commercial broadcasters, does not appear to have been resolved.
The Lithuanian incumbent Teo has acquired a 100% stake in Omnitel from its current shareholder TeliaSonera for €220 million on a cash and debt free basis.
The Bosnian cable operator Telemach has begun the New Year by improving its programme offer.