Slovenia’s Economy Ministry is reported to have denied suggestions that the incumbent telco Slovenije Telekom is no longer up for sale. Binding offers for a 49.13% stake in the telco are likely to be received from several bidders by December 18. At least 12 companies, including Magyar Telekom (Hungary) and HT (Croatia), have so far [...]
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 [...]
Kids channel Jetix is successfully developing its online presence through its broadband service that has brought videoclips to viewers in the UK, Germany, Italy and Israel, and offers full-length episodes to the Netherlands, Spain and Poland. The VOD player produces 1 million initiated streams per month while the online game supporting the launch of Oban [...]
NBC Universal Global Networks has launched an HD version of 13ème Rue (13th Street) into the French market. The standard definition service launched ten years ago and was the first TV channel to be launched directly into France by Universal. Thomson, through its Technicolor Network Services business in France, is providing content preparation, management and [...]
ONO’s revamped cable offer had only limited results as the Spanish net reported just 7,000 new customers and 22,000 new cable services in the third quarter. As of September 30, 2007 ONO had 1,830 subscribers taking between them 3.7 million services. Richard Alden, Chief Executive Officer of ONO, said that although the company was showing [...]
Freeview is today launching what is being described as its first ever television advertising campaign – unless you count all those free promotions on the BBC over the years. The campaign consisting of 40, 30 and ten second slots will air in the three regions where switchover is the closet; Border Central and Granada. The [...]