Russia’s Rambler Media has posted revenues of $20.5 million (€14.5 million) for H1 this year, or 58% more than for the corresponding period in 2006. At the same time its net profit after interest and tax amounted to $6.7 million, as opposed to a net loss of $0.5 million. Rambler Media has been a wholly […]
Barbara Bubula is expected to be named the new president of Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) today (September 26). Like her predecessor Elzbieta Kruk, she is linked to the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.
The Lithuanian national public broadcaster LTV is reported to have launched a third channel. Known as LTV World, the service is on air for 11 hours daily and aimed at an international audience. Although it can currently be received in only Northern and Western Europe, its reach will later be extended to North America.
TIHANY, HUNGARY. HCA/HCTA Conference. UPC will launch a digital cable service in Hungary in either the first quarter or half of 2008, according to several industry sources. It will be introduced on a gradual basis and is likely to include both HD and VOD in its offer. At present, only one of Hungary’s three leading […]
TIHANY, HUNGARY. HCA/HCTA Conference. IKO Kábeltévé plans to launch 10 new channels in Hungary by the end of this year. The new services, free-to-air (FTA) and available for both analogue and distribution, will be: Sportklub+ The Football Channel, Film+2, Krimi+, Soroza+, DoQ, Poén, Pr1me, Reflektor, TeleABC and The Fishing and Hunting Channel. IKO Kábeltévé is […]
TIHANY, HUNGARY. HCA/HCTA Conference. A new thematic channel named Akadéminiai Tudas-Média (Science Technology-Media) will make its debut in Hungary in January 2008. Distributed by Amos, it will offer science, technology and educational programming and be public service in character. According to its president and CEO György Fábri, studies have shown interest in science in Hungary […]
TIHANY, HUNGARY. HCA/HCTA Conference. The Hungarian alternative telco Invitel plans to launch an IPTV service by the end of this year. Speaking exclusively to Broadband TV News, product manager Agnes Borisz said it would initially offer 77 TV channels in basic, extended and several thematic packages, as well as a VOD library of 100 titles. […]
The Lithuanian national public broadcaster LRT has ordered six Leader LV5100D digital waveform monitors for its headquarters in Vilnius. They will enable it to check ingest and output signal quality in a new file-based automatic digital archiving and playout system.
Slovakia’s leading MSO UPC Broadband Slovakia cannot set a date when it will stop its analogue cable service. Its Czech counterpart, however, is likely to become all-digital within a year. Both operations have introduced digital cable services this year, though UPC in the Czech Republic also inherited a base of digital cable subscribers from Karneval. […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat is to hold an IPO, most probably by the end of this year. According to local reports, it has submitted a request to do so to the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) and is likely to raise well over PLN1 billion (€266.6 million) in the process, due to take […]