The 24-hour news channel Russia Today has extended its coverage into Asia through GlobeCast. The France Telecom subsidiary already delivers Russia Today to Europe via Astra, UK and Ireland on Eurobird and Latin America on NSS-806.
The Polish DTH platform n now has 204,000 subscribers, according to Maciej Sojka, the president of ITI Neovision. Sojka has previously said that n, which made its debut in October 2006, aims to have 300,000 subscribers by the end of this year and reach 500,000 in 2008. N was the first operation in Poland to […]
The incumbent Croatian telco HT is reported to have submitted a non-binding offer for a 49.13% stake in its Slovenian counterpart Telekom Slovenije. A total of 12 foreign companies, among them Magyar Telekom, have expressed an interest in Telekom Slovenije, which earlier this month acquired the Albanian ISP Albanian Online Service Provider for €3.975 million. […]
The Czech Republic’s three leading broadcasters are all set to increase their ad rates significantly next year – 20% in the case of TV Nova and 15% each for Prima TV and Czech Television (CT). Revealed in the case of TV Nova by the local press late last week, the hikes have already caused some […]
A publicity campaign on the transition to digital broadcasting in Slovakia is likely to cost in the region of SKK125 million (€3.74 million), according to local reports. The figure was provided by the Slovak Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MDPT), which envisages such a campaign starting next year. ASO is expected to take place in […]
The Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu has conceded that the country still has a long way to go in terms of introducing broadband services in rural areas. Speaking at the International Broadband Communications Conference in Bucharest and quoted in the local press, he nevertheless also emphasised that both Internet and broadband take up are […]
Viasat broadcasting has confirmed it is in talks with Canal Digital over the carriage of TV3 and the new Viasat 4 channel on its DTH rival in Norway. It follows the announcement earlier this month of a non-exclusivity agreement between the two companies over the carriage of Norway’s TV2. The talks also allow for SBS […]
According to local reports, the Polish public broadcaster TVP has increased the number of channels it is carrying in its DTT trial services in Warsaw and Poznan. Aside from TVP1, TVP2 and TVP Info (formerly known as TVP3), they now include TVP Historia, TVP Kultura and TVP Sport. Although the Polsat/TVN consortium POT is also […]
A body known as Rossvyazokhrankuktura has produced a plan for the transition to digital broadcasting in Russia, according to local reports. Likely to be submitted to the government commission on digital TV, it envisages costs of R235.4 billion (€6.63 billion), of which €57.2 billion would be provided by the state. Two other parties – the […]
The Lithuanian telco UAB Alpha komunikacijos has chosen Concurrent’s MediaHawk on-demand platform for its new VOD service. Launched last month, the latter is expected to eventually reach up to 40,000 IPTV subscribers in most major Lithuanian cities including the capital, Vilnius.