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 […]
Golden Telecom and its subsidiary Corbina Telecom had 299,600 broadband subscribers in Moscow as of the end of September 2006, or 65,000 more than three months earlier. In Russia as a whole, the two companies added 86,000 in the third quarter to reach 383,400. Golden Telecom and Corbina Telecom are undertaking a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) project […]
The Croatian business channel Kapital Network is reported to have begun broadcasting via the Atlantic Bird 3 satellite. It is already distributed by (amongst others) the cable networks DCM and Adriatic Kabel and plans to also become available on cable outside the country.
Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has said it is to consider the functional or structural splitting of the incumbent telco TPSA. It is felt that such move, along the lines of what happened to British Telecom in the UK in 2005, would open the market up more quickly to competition. The UKE has also […]
MTV Networks is likely to introduce the children’s channel Nickelodeon into Poland in the second quarter of next year, according to local reports. It will join four of the company’s channels – MTV Polska, Viva Polska, VH1 Polska and Comedy Central Polska – already available in the country. Nickelodeon targets children aged 2-14 and is […]
With new entries to the Sky EPG effectively on hold, over half of the new television service licence awards granted by Ofcom in September were for channels targeting countries outside the UK, specifically Eastern Europe. Sparrowhawk International Channels Limited, recently acquired by NBC Universal, is launching Hallmark Channel into Bulgaria while viewers in Hungary, Poland, […]