Modern Times Group (MTG) has effectively checked out of Central and Eastern Europe following the sale of the Bulgarian broadcaster Nova.
Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat has significantly revamped its SVOD service Ipla.
IPTV was the main driver in Magyar Telekom’s TV business in 2017.
Telefónica saw impressive growth in its TV business in Spain in 2017, driven by the repositioning of its convergent offer and improvement and segmentation of content.
The Croatian incumbent Hrvatski Telekom (HT) saw its pay-TV customer base grow by 4% in 2017, ending the year with a total of 417,000.
The Polish incumbent Orange Polska saw strong growth in its TV business in 2017, ending the year with 848,000 subscribers to its services.
UPC’s internet services are now used by over 500,000 households in the Czech Republic, with the operator having gained 23,600 new customers in the past year.
Econet Media’s Kwesé has acquired a significant stake in iflix Africa, which will now form part of its diverse broadcast offering.
Additional services are now the main driving force in the Russian pay-TV market.
Magyar Telekom’s high-speed, fixed broadband network is now available in more than 3 million households.