Local reports indicate that the Croatian national commercial broadcaster RTL Televizija plans to launch up to three new channels in 2008. The services will be named RTL Plus, RTL Fikcija and RTL International. RTL Televizija was launched in 2004 and is 74%-owned by RTL Group. According to AGB Research Data, it accounted for an estimated […]
The Polish public broadcaster TVP will launch its long-expected channel targeting neighbouring Belarus on December 10. According to local reports, TV Bialorus will be on air for 16 hours daily, offering programmes in blocks of four hours, and distributed by satellite. Its output will include content produced by the Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT and Prague-based […]
According to local reports, UPC has added five new channels to its new digital cable offer in the Czech Republic. The services are the locally produced CS Film, Film 1 and TV Noe, along with MTV Base and NASN, and bring the total number now offered to 65. Of these, around two-thirds are in the […]
HBO Comedy is reported to have secured carriage on the DTH platform DigiTV in Slovakia. The channel is already available via cable (UPC) and IPTV (Orange) in the country, and is also offered by (amongst others) the IPTV service O2 TV in the neighbouring Czech Republic.
Major changes could take place in Polish broadcasting following parliamentary elections next month. The left-of-centre SLD, which is currently in opposition, has said that it will seek to ban politicians from being members of the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) and scrap receiver licence fees. Earlier this week, KRRiT’s president Elzbieta Kruk left her post to […]
Questions are being raised as to when the Czech Republic will complete ASO. Quoted in the local press, Pavel Dvorak, the president of the Czech Telecom Office (CTU), has said that the transition to digital broadcasting should be concluded no sooner than October 10, 2010 and the end of 2012 at the latest. However, only […]
According to data produced by TNS Emor, ad spend in Estonia in the first half of this year amounted to EEK902 million (€57.64 million). Newspapers were the most popular medium (41%), followed by television (28%), while the Internet accounted for 8% of the total but was 60% up on the corresponding period in 2006.
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. Orange may consider launching an IPTV service in Romania, according to Jakub Brzeczkowski, the company’s director, TV for CEE countries, content division. However, its main focus in the region with respect to IPTV remains on Poland and Slovakia. In the former, its Videostrada service, which was launched in 2006, will next […]
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. The Czech IPTV service O2 TV aims to have at least 150,000 subscribers by this time next year, according to Michal Taborsky, the IPTV project head at Telefonica O2 Czech Republic. O2 TV launched in September and reached the 50,000-subscriber mark at the beginning of this year. In doing so, it […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has announced that it is switching to Kudelski’s Nagravision 3 conditional access system. Its subscribers, currently believed to number around 1.7 million, will start to receive new cards this autumn, and the transition should be completed in 2008.