TVN24 remains by far the most popular thematic channel in Poland. According to data produced by TNS OBOP, it claimed an audience share of 4.03% amongst viewers aged 4+ in October, as opposed to 2.29% 12 months earlier. Its nearest competitor, the children’s channel Mini Mini, accounted for less than quarter of this figure (0.94%), […]
The Romanian national commercial station Antena 1 has decided to sue TNS-AGB International over what it claims to be incorrect audience date for its flagship news bulletin Observator. According to Antena 1, which is part of the Intact Media Group, TNS-AGB has been deliberately harming it and “acting out of certain interests” by giving Observator […]
According to local reports, the leading Bulgarian MSO CableTel has been given approval by the country’s anti-trust regulator to take over Cable-Pan, an operator based in the town of Panagyurishe. CableTel strengthened its position in the market earlier this year by buying up the cable interests of its competitor Evrotur. It has also begun to […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has introduced Samsung HD receivers ahead of the launch of a raft of new channels in the format, starting with Polsat Sport HD. According to local reports, they cost PLN300 (€82.6) to buy, with subscribers also required to pay an activation fee of PLN99. Alternately, they can pay PLN199, […]
TV Nova has begun DTT broadcasts from Buková hora in North Bohemia. Its signals are being carried on the Radiokomunikace multiplex, which is also distributing the public broadcaster CT’s four channels (CT1, CT2, CT24 and CT4 Sport), along with several radio stations.
Chris Dziadul previews the Romanian broadband convention.
The Czech station TV Nova remained by far the most lucrative in CME’s Central and East European portfolio in Q3, accounting for $51,140,000 (€35,400,558) of revenues totalling $174,836,000. Its Romanian assets, which include the national commercial station Pro TV, were the next most valuable, with revenues of $44,412,000. However, both its Croatian operation Nova TV […]
Polsat 24, the new info channel soon to be launched by the Polish national commercial broadcaster Polsat, will take 3-4 years to break even. It will also, according to Polsat’s owner Zygmunt Solorz-Zak, cost several tens of millions of zlotys to set up. The number of news and information based channels is growing rapidly in […]
The Czech public broadcaster CT will shortly start to offer viewers the chance to watch videos of its output over the Internet, according to local reports. They will be available for a period of three days, with the cost per programme starting at CZK9 (€0.33). CT already offers videos of football matches through its fotbalzive.ct24.cz
The Polish MSO Multimedia Polska is reported to have acquired the fixed-line telephony and Internet company Intertel from Open-Net for PLN5.5 million (€1.5 million). Intertel is based in the town of Trzebin and owns its own infrastructure. Open-Net formerly had a 98.77% stake in Intertel, and Multimedia Polska has also paid PLN50,000 for the remaining […]