According to data produced by TNS Emor, ad spend in Estonia in the first half of this year amounted to EEK902 million (€57.64 million). Newspapers were the most popular medium (41%), followed by television (28%), while the Internet accounted for 8% of the total but was 60% up on the corresponding period in 2006.
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. Orange may consider launching an IPTV service in Romania, according to Jakub Brzeczkowski, the company’s director, TV for CEE countries, content division. However, its main focus in the region with respect to IPTV remains on Poland and Slovakia. In the former, its Videostrada service, which was launched in 2006, will next […]
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. The Czech IPTV service O2 TV aims to have at least 150,000 subscribers by this time next year, according to Michal Taborsky, the IPTV project head at Telefonica O2 Czech Republic. O2 TV launched in September and reached the 50,000-subscriber mark at the beginning of this year. In doing so, it […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has announced that it is switching to Kudelski’s Nagravision 3 conditional access system. Its subscribers, currently believed to number around 1.7 million, will start to receive new cards this autumn, and the transition should be completed in 2008.
The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) has given its approval to a deal that will see Chellomedia CEE Holdco B.V. take over the film channel Filmmúzeum. Filmmúzeum is understood to be behind TV Paprika and TV Deko, both of which are also available outside Hungary.
Elzbieta Kruk, the president of the Polish National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), has announced her intention to stand down from the post in the next few days. She will be a candidate for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in next month’s parliamentary elections.
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. The Entavio pay-TV platform model recently adopted in Germany “could be of relevance to Central and Eastern Europe” in the opinion of Alexander Oudendijk, SVP and chief commercial officer, SES Astra. While denying there are plans to introduce such a ‘satellite neutral platform’ in the region, he nevertheless believes it is […]
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. The Polish DTH platform n currently has 200,000 subscribers and should reach 300,000 by the end of the year. Its breakeven point of 500,000, according to Maciej Sojka, the CEO of operating company ITI Neovision, is likely to be attained sometime in 2008. Sojka added that n, which made its debut […]
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. HBO will launch a HD service in Poland in Q1 2008, followed by other markets in CEE later in the year, according to HBO Central Europe CEO Linda Jensen. It will shortly also introduce podcasts and make its content available on demand over the Internet. HBO has been present in the […]
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. CME is currently looking for TV station investment opportunities in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey, according to the company’s executive VP Marina Williams. It is also exploring the production sector in Russia, as this would provide synergies with Ukraine, where CME is already present through the national station Studio […]