The Czech public broadcaster CT will shortly start to offer viewers the chance to watch videos of its output over the Internet, according to local reports. They will be available for a period of three days, with the cost per programme starting at CZK9 (€0.33). CT already offers videos of football matches through its fotbalzive.ct24.cz
A new Czech based broadcaster called Television for Europe (or TFE TV) will launch on January 15, 2008, with German language transmissions on the Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East. The station will be headquartered in the city of Plzen and broadcast a full entertainment programme including a breakfast show, quizzes, games, fashion shows and […]
The Polish MSO Multimedia Polska is reported to have acquired the fixed-line telephony and Internet company Intertel from Open-Net for PLN5.5 million (€1.5 million). Intertel is based in the town of Trzebin and owns its own infrastructure. Open-Net formerly had a 98.77% stake in Intertel, and Multimedia Polska has also paid PLN50,000 for the remaining […]
Hungary’s National Communications Authority (NHH) has announced that a tender for DTT frequencies has been delayed. It was due to be announced today (October 31) at the latest but has still to be approved by a parliamentary committee. It is expected the country will launch three DTT multiplexes in 2008, with the licence holder being […]
The TeliaSonera-backed Lithuanian incumbent telco TEO has agreed to buy a 100% stake in UAB Nacionaliné Skaitmeniné Televizija (UAB NST), the holder of two DTT channel licences, for an undisclosed fee. UAB NST has been spun off from UAB Mikrovisatos TV, which has decided to focus on the provision of multichannel, cable TV and broadband […]
Zdenek Samal has been appointed the head of Internet development at the Czech national commercial station TV Nova. He was most recently at the Czech public broadcaster Ceske Televize (CT).
The Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom has launched a new offer designed to boost the take-up of broadband Internet services in the country. Valid until the end of this year, it will provide both residential and business clients who subscribe to its ClickNet package such benefits as lifetime discounts – 50% in the case of monthly […]
The Czech music channel Ocko has secured carriage on the Astra 23.5 degrees East slot. It was the first Czech FTA service to use Astra and will move from its current slot at 19.2 degrees East on February 28, 2008.
The Russian broadcast company CTC Media, which is backed by Sweden’s MTG, has posted a operating revenue of $84.1 million (€58.4 million) for Q3 2007, or 33% more than in the corresponding period last year. At the same time, its net income amounted to $17.4 million, or over double the $8.4 million 12 months earlier. […]
Saudi Oger is planning to take over the Romanian company Telemobil. According to local reports, it may buy the 45.6% in the company currently held by the US’s Qualcomm for over $100 million (€69.4 million), with the deal going through early next year. Saudi Oger also holds a 45.6% stake in Telemobil, whose interests include […]