Broadband TV News Today
July 4, 2015

 

Vivendi dumps Canal CEO
The Supervisory Board at Canal+ has sacked CEO Rodolphe Belmer, replacing him with Maxime Saada, the current executive vice-president of Canal+ Group, and head of pay-TV. [Read More]

Liberty Global secures TV3
Ireland’s TV3 is to be sold to UPC Ireland in a deal worth in excess of €80 million. The commercial channel that has nationwide distribution will become a part of UPC’s parent Liberty Global. [Read More]

 

Bids invited for Telekom Srbija
Serbia’s Privatisation Agency has announced a call for non-bindings offers for the sale of Telekom Srbija. [Read More]

 

TVPlayer launches pay OTT service
TVPlayer has announced the launch of a new subscription OTT platform. [Read More]

 

EE fined £1m for customer complaint failure
Ofcom has fined EE £1 million after the mobile operator failed to comply with rules on handling customer complaints. [Read More]

 

Blow for small Russian TV stations
The State Duma has made an important decision on the composition of Russia’s second DTT multiplex. [Read More]

 

NOS joins 4K party
Portuguese operator NOS has joined Vodafone in the launch of an Ultra HD service. [Read More]

 

New digital landmark for Hungary
Seventy per cent of pay-TV subscribers in Hungary opted for digital services as of this May, according to data published by the regulator NMHH. [Read More]

 

Sports bonus for Gazprom Media
Further details have emerged of the deal between Russia’s Gazprom-Media and VGTRK (RTR), endorsed by President Putin, for the former to launch a new sports channel. [Read More]

 

All over for Les Guignols de L’Info?
One of the most iconic shows on French television could be about to disappear from Canal+. [Read More]

 

Classica to launch in Croatia
Classica, the international pay-TV channel for classical music lovers, will expand its distribution in Central Europe. [Read More]

 

Georgia’s six weeks to ASO
Georgia finally began the switchover to digital terrestrial broadcasting on Wednesday with the switchoff of the analogue signal in the capital Tbilisi, the Georgian National Communications Commission has confirmed. [Read More]

 

Bulgarian telco punished
The Bulgarian telco Mobiltel has been fined BGN361,863 (€184,977) by the country’s Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC). [Read More]

 

NetRange adds ORF catch-up TV to smart TV portals
The catch-up TV service of Austrian public broadcaster ORF is now also accessible on the smart TV portals operated by German connected TV service provider NetRange. [Read More]

 

Two Czech VOD services close
On demand services have suffered a major setback in the Czech Republic, with two closing on the same day. [Read More]

 

EDITORS CHOICE

EE fined £1m for customer complaint failure
Ofcom has fined EE £1 million after the mobile operator failed to comply with rules on handling customer complaints. [Read More]

 

All over for Les Guignols de L’Info?
One of the most iconic shows on French television could be about to disappear from Canal+. [Read More]

 

London Live TV sheds £12m
London Live, the capital’s local TV station owned by the Lebedev family, made an operating loss in its first year of operation. [Read More]

 

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COLUMNS

Julian Clover Clover’s Week: Holding pattern
Anyone who flies regularly into London's Heathrow Airport will be familiar with the stacking that takes place at peak times – often off-peak times – before coming into land. [Read More]

 

Chris Dziadul Chris Dziadul Reports: Bundled services
Although bundled services are becoming increasingly popular throughout Europe, their take-up varies considerably from country to country. [Read More]

 

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