The Polish national commercial broadcaster Polsat and ITI Neovision, the operator of the DTH platform n, are reported to have signed an agreement to launch a new channel named Polska Ekstraklasa TV.
The DTT multiplex (B) operated by the Czech Digital Group (CDG) plans to expand its coverage beyond Prague to the cities of Brno and Ostrava, according to CDG’s head Leo Pohl.
The incumbent Lithuanian telco TEO LT is expected to launch a full DTT service in the first quarter this year.
The Slovenian government has announced that there is now a short list of three companies bidding for a 49.13% stake in the country’s incumbent telco, Telekom Slovenije.
Janis Sidovsky has been appointed the new spokesman for the Czech digital channel Barrandov TV. A well-known producer and manager, he will play an important role in the launch of the channel, which along with Febio TV, TV Pohoda, Ocko, RTA and Z1 was awarded a ‘compensatory’ licence in late 2007.
The Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN has officially confirmed that it plans to launch an info channel serving Warsaw at the end of Q4 this year.
Russia has begun trialling a new DTH platform, according to several local reports. Known as Russian TV Time, it is aimed at viewers outside the country and is being distributed by Intelsat 12 at 45 degrees East.
Golden Telecom is set to be bought by VimpelCom Finance and Lillian Acquisition, two subsidiaries of VimpelCom, for around $4.3 billion (€3.0 billion).
The Russian alternative telco Golden Telecom has acquired two smaller providers – ZAO BryanskTel and OOO BryanskIntel – which together constitute Group BryanskTel, for around $5.5 million (€3.83 million). Group BryanskTel is based in the region of Bryansk and has over 20,000 cable TV and broadband subscribers, along with around 12,000 receiving its telephony service. […]
The SPI International-owned channel Nonstop Kino will change its name in the Czech Republic to Filmbox Extra at the beginning of next year, according to local reports. It will also start using the new name in Hungary and Slovakia on the same date, followed by Poland on March 1. Nonstop Kino is also available in […]