Marek Sowa has been confirmed as the new president of the Polish media group Agora. Most recently the VP of UPC Poland, he is expected to move the group, which is currently focused on publishing, more into the TV and Internet sectors and also expand its presence beyond Poland.
The Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky has acquired 3% of the US investment company CME’s common stock for $110 million (€80.6 million) and joined its board of directors. Kolomoisky was at one time in dispute with CME over a stake in its Ukrainian TV station Studio 1+1. In August 2006 CME announced that it did not […]
The Ukrainian MSO Volia Cable has announced that it has added 10 new channels to its digital offer, bringing the total to 114. They include Entertainment Park, Wedding TV, Menu TV, Absolutely Secret and Mother and Child. Volia Cable is the largest cable operator in Ukraine. Its HFC network covers 950,000 homes and businesses in […]
The Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp. (HTTC) has announced that it will market all of its products and services under the brand name Invitel. HTTC lists Denmark’s TDC as a majority (64%) shareholder and is the leading alternative telco, and second largest provider of fixed line broadband services, in Hungary, claiming over 700,000 subscribers. It […]
According to date published by the Bulgarian telecom regulator, the country’s cable industry was worth BGN165.1 million (€84.5 million) in 2006, or 6% more than in the previous year. The value of the datacast and Internet market, on the other hand, rose by 26% over the same period to reach BGN142 million. The telco market […]
Subscribers to the Polish DTH platform n will be able to view the national commercial station TVN in HD from this Friday (August 31). According to TVN, TVN HD began testing earlier this week on a closed cable network operated by ITI Group and via a signal from Eutelsat’s Hot Bird. The debut of TVN […]
The SPI International-owned channel Nonstop Kino HD will make its debut in Slovakia at the beginning of September. Local reports indicate that it will at first be distributed by the Bratislava-based company Micronet. However, it may in due course also be offered by UPC Broadband, T-Com (Slovak Telecom) and Orange, all of which are believed […]
The Czech parliamentary channel 24cz is to stop broadcasting, according to its general director Daniel Castvaj. Castvaj was speaking to the local press and added that the move is being made for financial reasons. The cable and satellite delivered service was launched in November 2004 and is operated by the Region Media group.
The Slovak commercial station TV Joj could start HDTV transmissions within a year, according to its technical director Dezider Fischer. Fischer was speaking to the local press, which has already reported that TV Markiza, the country’s leading broadcaster, could also start HD transmissions in 2008. To date, the only confirmed HD launch in the country […]
Comstar-UTS has announced the election of two of its and parent company Sistema’s representatives to the board of directors at the telco Svyazinvest. Alexander Gorbunov (VP for strategy and development at Comstar) and Anton Abugov (first VP, head of strategy and development at Sistema), will occupy two of the nine seats on the board of […]