The Polish public broadcaster TVP has confirmed to the local press that its latest thematic channel TVP-Info will make its debut on September 1. Vector, Poland’s second largest cable operator, has meanwhile added Spice and Viasat Explorer to its channel line up. They are available to its digital subscribers, who currently number over 40,000.
The Bulgarian MSO Eurocom Cable is reported to have launched a digital TV service in Plovdiv, the country’s second city. It has also signed an agreement with Diema Vision, a company backed by Sweden’s Modern Times Group (MTG), allowing for the distribution of its channels. Eurocom Cable is owned by FiberNet, Hungary’s third largest cable […]
Poland’s leading alternative telco Dialog is reported to have started a short-term triple play trial. It will allow several dozen subscribers the chance to access a combined service consisting of fixed-line telephony, broadband Internet access and an IPTV package of 12 niche channels up until this Friday (June 15). A commercial service launch is expected […]
The Polish new generation DTH platform n is expected to launch a service named nRadio today (June 11). Available through the proprietary nBox HD set-top box, it will offer several hundred Internet radio stations and five special playlists prepared by – amongst others – Kayah and Nigel Kennedy. N currently has around 150,000 subscribers, as […]
Polsat is preparing to move into the radio business. Local press reports indicate that the Polish national commercial broadcaster is about to buy a 51% stake in the Warsaw radio station Radio PiN for between PLN10-13 million (€2.6-3.4 million). Radio PiN was launched in 2002 and is currently owned by Prokom Investments. It recently had […]
Dwight Witherspoon has been promoted to VP, corporate communications at Tandberg Television. In his new role, he will report directly to Eric Cooney, the company’s president and CEO, and oversee its activities worldwide. Witherspoon has been responsible for Tandberg Television’s marketing communications efforts for the past six years.
Sweden’s Modern Times Group (MTG) has announced a set of strategic objectives to be achieved by 2011. Outlined at the Capital Markets Day being held today in London, they are: • To report group net sales of SEK20 billion (€2.15 billion) in 2011, with more than 10% organic annual sales growth • Viasat Broadcasting’s current […]
Viasat has signed an agreement with TV2 Danmark that will see the Danish station broadcast on Viasat’s DTH platform from next month until the end of 2014. It will also allow for the carriage of TV2 Zulu, TV2 Charlie and TV2 Film in its broadband offering through the Danish broadband network Dansk Bredband over the […]
According to data produced by TNS OBOP, the national commercial station Polsat claimed the highest net revenue from advertising this May, its earnings of PLN235,619,847 (€61,535,448) being 16.3% up on the corresponding period last year. TVN was in second place with PLN213,684,277 (+3.5%) and the public broadcaster’s first channel TVP1 in third with PLN165,396,175 (+22.9%). […]
Sistema-backed Comstar UTS has appointed Sergey Pridantsev as its new president and CEO. Pridantsev is the former general director of JCS Centertelecom, a provider of fixed-line telecom services in the central Federal District of Russia and has previously held positions with Lucent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard.