Poland’s TVN has announced projected results for this year. According to local reports, they say the company, whose interests include 13 TV channels, will see an increase in revenues of between 26-30%. At the same time, EBITDA is projected to rise by 34-36%.
The News Corp.-backed Polish station TV Puls will be re-launched on October 28. Furthermore, according to Dariusz Dabski, a board member and minority shareholder, it aims to overtake the country’s leading regional station TV4 within a year and ultimately challenge the dominance of the national broadcasters Polsat and TVN. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is reported […]
The children’s channel JimJam will make its debut in several countries in CEE this December. Local reports indicate the service will be distributed by Chellozone, formerly Zonemedia, and carried by – amongst others – UPC (cable), DTH and IPTV in Poland. Chellozone already distributes a number of channels in the region including Zone Romantica, Zone […]
The Czech national commercial station TV Nova has begun to broadcast in HD. Test transmissions in the format are being made available to customers of the DTH platform CS Link, as well as those of 802.TV, an IPTV service operated by Mattes AD, a triple play company based in the town of Frydek-Mistek.
The Hungarian alternative telco HTCC has now fully completed the acquisition of Tele2’s business in the country. With the €4 million deal – first announced in July – now complete, HTCC will serve over one million customers. Tele2 will operate a stand-alone operation in Hungary for the near future and employ its own brand name, […]
The Polish national commercial station Polsat is preparing to launch an adult channel. Known as Play TV, it will reportedly make its debut on New Year’s Eve and be distributed by the DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat and cable. Around 30% of Play TV’s output will be domestically produced, with the remainder sourced from several international […]
The leading Bulgarian MSO CableTEL will expand into Albania by the end of the year, according to a local report, having already established a presence in neighbouring Macedonia and Serbia. It is also understood to be looking at the market in Turkey. In its home market, CableTEL has already spent in the region of €120-150 […]
The US investment company CME has appointed Adrian Sarbu as its COO with immediate effect. Sarbu has most recently been CME’s regional director for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania, although he has been involved with the company since it entered the Romania market through Pro TV in 1995. CME currently has broadcast interests in […]
The incumbent Lithuanian telco Teo LT ended Q3 with almost 14,000 IPTV subscribers, while the total number of homes that received its broadband Internet access service amounted to 232,200. Its revenues in the quarter stood at LTL204 million (€59.1 million), or 10.4% more than in the corresponding period last year, while in the first nine […]
PIKE Conference, ZAKOPANE. The Polish business channel TV Biznes has reached a new milestone, according to member of the board Piotr Barelowski, by selling all its commercial airtime for the first time ever this week. TV Biznes was acquired by Polsat earlier this year and has a technical reach of 26%. On average, it reaches […]