Slovak Telekom plans to double the number of Digi-branded sports channels it operates to 10 this autumn.
According to Zive, quoting Roman Vavrik, director for sales and marketing at Digi Slovakia, it is currently waiting to receive licences for the five new channels from the regulator.
The new channels – Digi Sport 6 -10 inclusive, will not be on air for 24 hours daily. Instead, they will offer coverage of such competitions as Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga and selected ATP/WPA tennis matches.
They will be distributed on Slovak Telekom’s mobile TV, IPTV and cable platforms.
Although they will not be offered on its DTH service, this could happen at some stake in the future. In the meantime, DTH subscribers will be able to watch the channels through mobile apps.
Slovak Telekom is facing competition from the recently launched Orange Slovakia, which holds the rights to the UEFA Champions League.