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 […]
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%). […]
This autumn the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) of Switzerland will award a national licence for mobile TV on the basis of a criteria-based competition. The objective will be to enable the licensee to provide initial services for the European Football Championship in the host cities of Basle, Berne, Zurich and Geneva. The Federal Office of […]
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.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSB) is currently undertaking the first-ever live HD broadcast in Bulgaria. It is being demonstrated at the Mediamixx show in Albena on the Black Sea coast, offering attendees the chance to view Discovery HD on a Samsung full HD 48-inch screen. The signal is encoded in MPEG-4 and transferred to Sofia from […]
TANDBERG Television will supply Maltacom with its native IP head-end platform for the Maltese telco’s new DTT service. The system is scheduled for full completion later this year, with the entire head-end and monitoring systems being commissioned at TANDBERG Television’s UK facilities in Southampton before being shipped to the Maghtab facility in Malta. “Our future […]
Chellomedia acquired the remaining 50% of CEE children’s channel Minimax. No financial details were disclosed. Chellomedia has held a 50% investment in Minimax since 2004. The channel which is directed towards 2-12 year olds, will be consolidated into Chellomedia Central Europe’s TV business, which also includes the Sport1 and Sport2 channels for the region and […]
The Czech Radio and TV Council (RRTV) are reported to have awarded a satellite TV licence to Television for Europe. The channel, which is understood to be German owned, will broadcast entertainment during the day and adult programming at night.
The English language news channel Russia Today is now available as a FTA service in the Nordic region and Baltic Republics. Distributed by Sirius at 5 degrees East, it can be viewed on the Viasat EPG. Earlier this week Russia Today, which is backed by TV-Novosti, began distributing a branded service on YouTube. It is […]
Moscow CableCom Corp. has posted Q1 2007 revenues of $11,292,000 (€8,359,429), or 174.8% more than in the corresponding period last year. At the same time, its net loss – applicable to common shares – was $6,731,000, as opposed to $2,616,000 in Q1 2006. The company’s revenue growth was put down largely to increases in the […]