The Russian telco Golden Telecom has posted consolidated revenues of $297.9 million (€216.6 million) for Q2, or 51% more than in the corresponding period last year. At the same time, its EBITDA was 41% up year-on-year to $81.6 million and net income by 46% to $33 million. The company, which completed the acquisition of the […]
Confusion surrounds reports about a possible change of ownership at the leading Ukrainian commercial station Inter TV. Earlier this week the Russian press that two entrepreneurs – Dmitry Firtash and Vitaly Haiduk – had acquired a 61% stake in Inter TV from Alexander Abramov. Abramov is the principal owner of Evraz Steel, which is understood […]
The film channel HBO Adria is expected to shortly start broadcasting in the clear in Bulgarian. The service, which is aimed principally at the countries of the former Yugoslavia, made its debut in 2004 and is currently available in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. It is distributed by, amongst others, the DTH platforms Total TV […]
The Croatian national public broadcaster HRT is to use a LEX graphics system supplied by Chyron Corporation for its newsroom upgrade project. HRT operates two terrestrial and one satellite channel and produces around 20% of its output.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Polish press, Andrzej Rogowski, the president of Poland’s third largest MSO Multimedia Polska, has said that it plans one or two more acquisitions before the end of the year. They will be funded by proceeds from the company’s IPO – it has already spent PLN175 million (€46.4 million) of […]
Data produced by Starlink shows that the Internet was the fastest growing medium in terms of ad spend in Poland in the first half of the year. It posted a figure of PLN286 million (€75.8 million), or 39.6% more than in the corresponding period in 2006. Cinema was the next most successful with a 13.6% […]
The Polish MSO Multimedia Polska has posted a year-by-year fall in its net profit, the PLN12,284,000 (€3,247,424) recorded in H1 being 15% less than in the corresponding period in 2006. Its overall revenues in H1 amounted to PLN102,469,000 (+9%) and adjusted EBITDA PLN51,656,000 (+12%), with the highest increases being for basic CATV (+15% year-on-year) and […]
Hungary’s Magyar Telekom is expected to post a mixed set of results for the second quarter. According to a poll of analysts undertaken for the local financial press, the telco will post a 4% year-on-year increase in its revenues over the quarter, though its net profit will fall by 2% and EBITDA remain relatively unchanged. […]
Iuliu Winkler has officially assumed the position of Romania’s minister of communications and IT. He takes over from Zsolt Nagy, who was removed from the post following allegations of economic espionage and treason. Winkler was most recently the Romanian trade minister.
Local reports indicate that Poland’s TV Puls may change its name to Fox Polska. They add that the News Corp-backed station is likely to be re-launched later in the year or at the beginning of 2008 rather than in September, as had previously been planned. TV Puls is currently negotiating new programming deals with – […]