Netflix is clearly causing excitement in Central and Eastern Europe.
It should come as no surprise that the conflict in Ukraine is having an adverse effect on the country’s TV industry. Russia’s, too, is taking a hit.
The sale of Modern Times Group’s Hungarian commercial channels Viasat3 and Viasat6, along with Viasat Play, to Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is likely to be one of several important M&As in Central and Eastern Europe this year.
Is Modern Times Group (MTG) a victim of its own success in Russia?
Russia and Hungary finally appear to be backtracking on controversial TV advertising legislation.
Russia is making good progress in the introduction of Ultra HD services.
Central and Eastern Europe may not be at the forefront of HbbTV, but it is certainly not far behind.
Are we in for a year of major cable deals in Central and Eastern Europe?
2015 is likely to be an eventful year for the TV industry in Central and Eastern Europe.
The changes we are seeing in Russia’s TV industry go beyond the upcoming new limits on foreign ownership and ban on non-terrestrial TV channel advertising.