BBC Global Channels is to launch four BBC-branded thematic channels in Poland. As previously reported in Broadband TV News, the services will be BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies. All will make their debuts on December 2 and will be available exclusively to subscribers of the DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat’s family package.
Jiri Balvin, the head of the Asociace Digitalnich Televizi (ADT), has told the Czech press that he has no idea when the association’s six members will launch digital TV channels. The six – Ocko, Febio TV, RTA, Z1, TV Pohoda and TV Barrandov – found out earlier this week that the digital TV licences they […]
MTV Networks International’s (MTVNI) Emerging Markets group has confirmed the launch of a localised MTV channel for the Hungarian market. A 24-hour service, it will be available to around 1.5 million cable and DTH homes in the country. MTV launched its first fully localised service in CEE in Russia in 1998 and has since introduced […]
The Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN celebrates its 10th anniversary today (October 3). Local sources point out that it began with an audience share of 1.32% and in the year-to-date has – at 16.13% – a figure 12 times higher. Even more impressive is that over the last decade the station has secured PLN13 billion […]
Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has granted a licence to a new satellite channel named Patio TV. Backed by the Lódz-based company Fabryka Mediów, the service will be on air for 17 hours daily and offer educational-type programming, targeting viewers in the 18-30-age group. The KRRiT has also awarded a satellite licence to ITI Neovision […]
The incumbent Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom has announced that it has bid in a public tender for a stake its in Slovenian counterpart Telekom Slovenije. The latter is due to be privatised at the end of the year or beginning of 2008, with a 49.13% stake currently held by the Slovenian government and three state […]
A contract between UTI Systems and Bucharest City Hall leading to the creation of an underground fibre-optic network in the Romanian capital is likely to be signed by the middle of this month, according to local reports. Known as the Netcity project, the €200 million network will eventually be used by cable operators and ISPs. […]
Data produced by TNS OBOP shows that the public channels TVP1 and TVP2 accounted for the most viewers aged 4+ in Poland in September. However, their respective shares of 22.72% and 18.47% were both lower than the 23.60% and 19.34% recorded in the corresponding month last year. Polsat was in third place with 16.46% (15.42% […]
The Czech cable and satellite channel 24cz is reported to have gone off the air for financial reasons. Launched in November 2004, the service covered parliamentary affairs and was taken over by the local millionaire Milos Cervenka earlier this year.
Telecom Italia has launched a quadruple play service. Known as Unica, it is based on broadband and IP technology and provides for fixed and mobile calls though packages which start for under €3 a day, as well as unlimited broadband Internet access and the TV via ADSL service Alice Home TV. The latter offers over […]