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.
Alex Chien has been appointed head of Nickelodeon, Emerging markets. In her new role, she will be responsible for managing existing channels and expanding the company’s brand presence in CEE, Russia and the Middle East. Erinn Thompson has meanwhile been appointed programme and acquisition manager, Nickelodeon, Emerging Markets, and Lisa Wakefield marketing executive, Nickelodeon, Emerging […]
Chellomedia has announced the launch of a new production company named Mojo Productions. It will service both Chello Central Europe and national and international TV channels operating in the region. Chello Central Europe now encompasses seven channels following the acquisition of TV Paprika, TV Deko and Filmmúzeum at the beginning of this month.
According to ZenithOptimedia, Serbia is likely to have the world’s fastest-growing ad market between 2006-9, with four other CEE countries also appearing in the top 10. However, its projected expansion (308.8%) will easily dwarf that of Russia (108.3%), Ukraine (100.5%), Moldova (97.1%), Belarus (96.8%) and Romania (93.0%). The region as a whole is also expected […]
The Czech parliament is reported to have endorsed an amendment to the country’s media legislation that should provide impetus for the transition to digital broadcasting. It will see digital licences awarded to all cable and satellite-delivered services in the country, while the national commercial stations TV Nova and Prima TV will be granted digital licences […]
Liberty Global’s chellomedia has acquired the thematic channels TV Paprika, TV Deko and Filmmúzeum in separate transactions for undisclosed fees. TV Paprika and TV Deko are cookery and lifestyle channels respectively, while Filmmúzeuem offers Hungarian movies and drama. As previously reported in Broadband TV News, the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) gave its approval to the […]