Things are finally starting to move on the digital terrestrial front in one of Central and Eastern Europe’s largest markets.
Russian IPTV takes off
The IPTV service Stream TV operated by Comstar-Direct in Moscow ended 2007 with 122,300 subscribers, or 47% more than 12 months earlier.
Croatian H1 secures new backer
The Croatian alternative telco H1 Telekom has changed its ownership structure, with Hrvatska postanska banka (HPB) acquiring a 41.25% stake in the company.
MTG completes Russian sale
Sweden’s Modern Times Group (MTG) has announced the completion of the sale of its Russian FTA station DTV to CTC Media for $395 million (€248.9 million).
New head for Slovak TV
Stefan Niznansky has been appointed the new head of the Slovak public broadcaster STV.
Viasat sets Ukraine launch date
Viasat will finally launch its long-awaited Ukrainian DTH platform on April 21.
UPC reveals Hungarian digital strategy
BUDAPEST BUSINESS BREAKFAST: UPC has provided rollout details of its new digital cable service in Hungary, which made its debut at the beginning of this month.
Hungarian Pannon looks at DTT
The Hungarian mobile operator Pannon is considering running in the DTT tender recently announced by the country’s National Communications Authority (NHH).
UPC boosts Slovak digital offer
UPC has added an additional 11 channels to its digital cable offer in Slovakia.
Polsat reveals news channel launch date
The Polish national commercial station Polsat has confirmed that it will launch it long-awaited news channel in June.