Multimedia Polska has become the first cable operator in Poland to offer VOD. Sales of its new service have started today (September 28), with a full launch scheduled for October 1. According to local reports, the service will initially be available in the cities of Gdynia, Kalisz, Lublin, Lódz, Olsztyn and Torun, which together account […]
The Saudi company Oger Telecom is reported to be interested in buying into the fixed line sectors in both Romania and Slovenia. At the same time, it is in advanced talks with Vivendi that could see the French company secure a 33% stake in the telco. Oger Telecom’s interests currently include a 55% stake in […]
Apace Media has posted a turnover of £4.6 million (€6.6 million) for H1 2007, or £100,000 more than in the corresponding period last year. At the same time, it had EBITDA of £0.94 million (as opposed to £0.1 million) and a pre-tax profit of £0.72 million (- £68,000). Apace Media is based in the UK […]
According to a local report, the BBC may shortly launch up to four new channels in Poland. An announcement on the channels, which the report believes to be BBC CBeebies, BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge and BBC Lifestyle, is likely to be made in Warsaw at the beginning of October. Also in Poland, Marek Markiewicz, the […]
Slovakia has passed a law that will see receiver licence fees (RLFs) paid through electricity bills. According to local reports, they are also likely to be split in the proportion 7:3 between the public broadcaster STV and its radio counterparts SRo. It is estimated that under the new system, the two will receive a combined […]
Russia’s Rambler Media has posted revenues of $20.5 million (€14.5 million) for H1 this year, or 58% more than for the corresponding period in 2006. At the same time its net profit after interest and tax amounted to $6.7 million, as opposed to a net loss of $0.5 million. Rambler Media has been a wholly […]
Barbara Bubula is expected to be named the new president of Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) today (September 26). Like her predecessor Elzbieta Kruk, she is linked to the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.
The Lithuanian national public broadcaster LTV is reported to have launched a third channel. Known as LTV World, the service is on air for 11 hours daily and aimed at an international audience. Although it can currently be received in only Northern and Western Europe, its reach will later be extended to North America.
TIHANY, HUNGARY. HCA/HCTA Conference. UPC will launch a digital cable service in Hungary in either the first quarter or half of 2008, according to several industry sources. It will be introduced on a gradual basis and is likely to include both HD and VOD in its offer. At present, only one of Hungary’s three leading […]
TIHANY, HUNGARY. HCA/HCTA Conference. IKO Kábeltévé plans to launch 10 new channels in Hungary by the end of this year. The new services, free-to-air (FTA) and available for both analogue and distribution, will be: Sportklub+ The Football Channel, Film+2, Krimi+, Soroza+, DoQ, Poén, Pr1me, Reflektor, TeleABC and The Fishing and Hunting Channel. IKO Kábeltévé is […]