Poland’s TVN is understood to be preparing to launch an information channel aimed specifically at viewers in Warsaw. Agency reports indicate that the service, which would be the first of its kind offered by a Polish commercial broadcaster, could make its debut in mid-2008. TVN already operates 12 channels, nine of which are thematic, and […]
The Polish public broadcaster TVP has confirmed plans to launch a new parliamentary channel. Local reports indicate that the project will be overseen by Slawomir Siwek, a member of TVP’s board and currently responsible for the satellite channel TVP Polonia and TVP3/regional services. The start up costs of TVP Parlament should be minimal compared to […]
Analysts are painting a gloomy picture of the performance of the incumbent Polish telco Telekomunikacja Polska (TP). Although its Q2 results are not out until the end of the month, they predict in the local press that its revenues in the quarter will amount to PLN4.508billion (€1.198 billion), or almost 3% less than in the […]
The Bucharest authorities are reported to have put back a final decision on the Netcity project in the Romanian capital until the middle of August. Costed at up to €200 million, NetCity would create a metropolitan optical fibre network in the city that would be used by, amongst others, ISPs and cable operators.
TV Point Group has signed an agreement with ATM SA to launch an IPTV service and multimedia distribution platform. According to a statement released by TV Point Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platforma Mediowa Point Group (PMPG), ATM SA will supply the necessary infrastructure for such a service and platform. PMPG is a marketing […]
The incumbent Slovenian telco Telekom Slovenije has opted for a solution supplied by Iskratel for its national FTTH network. It is planned that the network will provide optical access to over 100,000 subscribers by the end of next year and nearly 70% of Slovenian households by 2015.
The incumbent Latvian telco Lattelekom and Russia’s Golden Telecom have announced the launch of a new Internet channel with speeds of up to 1Gbps linking the two countries. Whereas previously traffic was routed indirectly through London and Frankfurt, it will now go though Stockholm, halving the delivery speed to 10-15 milliseconds. Among the first to […]
The Latvian broadcaster TV5 has acquired an IP-based networked prompting solution named QMaster. The system is produced by Autocue, which lists the BBC, Bloomberg, NBC and CNN among its clients.
The Polish DTH platform Cyfra+ has posted revenues of PLN453 million (€120.6 million) for H1 2007, or 8.89% more than for the same period in 2006. At the same time, its net profit amounted to PLN110 million, as opposed to PLN80 million. Despite facing strong competition from both Cyfrowy Polsat and n, Cyfra+ is understood […]
Sweden’s MTG has again posted double-digit growth for its pay-TV operations in the latest quarter. While net sales in the Nordic region were, at SEK882 million (€96.07 million), 13% higher than in the corresponding period last year, those in Central and Eastern Europe rose by 14% year-on-year to SEK553 million. Operating income in Q2 in […]