The Bulgarian alternative telco Transtelecom has entered into an agreement with MSKey Group to offer streamed TV to WiMAX users, according to a local report. The service, which is similar to one offered by another alternative provider named Neterra, is being offered to Transtelecom subscribers who have Internet access either via WiMax or cable.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will introduce a localised version of Fox Crime into major Estonian cable networks and DTT on November 1. Its programme line-up will be similar to the other Fox Crime channels in Portugal, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland and Italy. News Corp. also plans to introduce a localised version of Fox Crime in Lithuania, […]
KidsCo has chosen MTG’s Viasat to represent it Central and Eastern Europe. KidsCo is owned by Sparrowhawk Media, DIC Entertainment (DIC) and Corus Entertainment Inc’s Nelvana Enterprises. It made its debut in Romania, Russia, Turkey and Poland on September 7 and will now join a package of channels offered by Viasat across the region.
PIKE Conference, ZAKOPANE. There are already over 30,000 homes in Poland with DTT set-top boxes despite there being no digital terrestrial platform. This surprising figure was provided by Wojciek Halka of the Polish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (SIT), who spoke out in favour of the introduction of DTT services, which are at present only limited […]
PIKE Conference, ZAKOPANE. Speaking at the opening of the 31st Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication (PIKE) conference and exhibition in Zakopane, its president Jerzy Straszewki has called for changes to be made to country’s outdated broadcast law. He has also expressed concerns at the hold up in amendments to copyright legislation. PIKE is “far advanced” […]
The Hungarian public broadcaster MTV’s annual budget amounts to HUF30 billion (€120.7 million), according to a report produced by its president Zoltán Rudi and highlighted in the local press. The significance of the figure is that it is identical to that of 10 years ago and should be closer to HUF70 billion. Although Rudi’s three […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has begun trialling what will be its first HD channel. Distributed by Hot Bird, Polsat Sport HD is expected to make its official debut on November 2 and to be eventually distributed by cable as well as the platform, which already has in the region of 1.8 million subscribers. […]
According to TNS Media Intelligence, Russia’s Sochi 2014 has become once of the top 10 advertisers in pan-European TV. Its budget for advertising the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on such channels as BBC World, Discovery and Euronews amounted to €5.702 million in the first half of this year.
Nat Geo Wild has secured carriage on the cable and DTH platforms owned by Romania’s RCS/RDS throughout CEE. It will launch in fully localised form in six countries – Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia – this month and in November, reaching 2.7 million DigiTV (DTH) subscribers alone.
The Hungarian Competition Office (GVH) is reported to have given its approval to the sale of Tele2’s Hungarian business to Invitel. The deal, worth €4 million in cash, was announced as one undertaken by the Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp (HTCC) in July. Since then, however, HTCC and its associated interests have started operating under […]