Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has informed a local press agency that receiver licence fees will not be raised next year. At present they cost PLN17 (€4.49) a month for households with radio and TV sets, with a ‘free month’ offered for those that pay a year in advance. The terms and conditions of receiver […]
Lech Poznan has become the first football club in Poland to launch its own TV channel. Known as Lech TV online, it is currently only available over the Internet, commercial-free and does not charge for videos. According to local reports, the service will eventually form part of a multimedia platform planned by Lech Poznan. Lech […]
Russia’s Comstar UTS has appointed Mladen Pejnovic as its VP for International Business Development. Pejnovic, who most recently was with the Russian telco Golden Telecom, will head a new business unit named Comstar International.
Domalice and environs will be the first part of the Czech Republic to go all-digital when it switches off its analogue transmitters on August 31. According to local reports, the Czech Telecom Office (CTU) has agreed on the date, which was originally expected to be at the end of June. Following switch off, viewers will […]
The Polish new generation DTH platform n has made a better than expected start. Speaking to the local press, ITI Neovision president Maciej Sokja has said that as it now has 142,253 subscribers and is likely to see the number rise to 300,000 by the end of the year and 500,000 in 2008. By then, […]
The US investment company CME has entered into talks on a potential takeover of the Belgrade-based station TV Avala. According to local reports, it is willing to pay up to €15 million for the station, which is one of five in Serbia with a national licence and eight months after its launch commands a market […]
Eivind Schackt has been appointed the CEO of Studio Moderna, the largest fully integrated direct response marketing network in Central and Eastern Europe. The company, which is based in Slovenia, has over 170 hours of home shopping programmes going out on 154 public and commercial TV stations each day to a potential audience of 400 […]
Sistema-backed Comstar UTS has appointed Nikolay Tokarev as its interim president and CEO. He takes over from Eric Franke, who has resigned from the post to take up a position with another company. Comstar UTS is the leading telco in Moscow and environs, its interests including the Stream IPTV service.
News Corp. has expanded its broadcast interests in Central and Eastern Europe by moving into Latvia. According to the company, it acquired 100% and 70% stakes in the national commercial stations LNT and TV5 respectively for unspecified fees earlier this month. News Corp. already has a presence elsewhere in the region in Bulgaria (bTV) and […]
The Polish DTH platform n is to introduce up to six new channels into its programme offer. Quoted in the local press, Maciej Sojka, the president of ITI Neovision, said they would include TVN Talk, offering mostly talk shows, and business, music and religion-based services. N made its debut in October 2006 and is currently […]