According to a local report, programming from the Slovak national public broadcaster STV will shortly become available to mobile users. Software for the service will be supplied by Tom Horn Enterprises (THE), a privately owned company based in both the Slovak capital, Bratislava and in Prague and Brno in the Czech Republic.
Tele2AB has sold its fixed line interests in Hungary to the Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp. (HTCC) for around SEK40 million (€4.36 million). HTCC is backed by Denmark’s TDC and rapidly emerging as a serious challenger to the incumbent telco Magyar Telekom. Earlier this year it acquired Invitel, another alternative provider, for €470 million. HTCC’s […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has said it will launch its first two HD channels this autumn. According to Mariana Kmity, the director of sport at Polsat, Polsat Sport HD will make its debut on October 12, becoming the third sports channel operated by the broadcaster after Polsat Sport and Polsat Sport Extra. It […]
A total of 78,950 Croatians subscribed to high speed Internet (ADSL, cable, WiMax or mobile) services in the first half of the year. As a result, the number of users stood at 330,750, or 7.5% of the population, at the end of June. Of this number, 52,929 (16%) used wireless access technology – mobile phones, […]
Gazprom Media is understood to be preparing to invest in RuTube, the Russian equivalent of YouTube. According to a local report, the group is willing to spend up to $10 million (€7.34 million) on what would be its first foray into the Internet sector. RuTube is currently owned by its founders Oleg Volobuev and Mikhail […]
Omneon Video Networks has announced that it is supplying its Spectrum media server to the Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus. It will be used for the delivery of the latter’s HD offer, which made its debut in April as a three-channel service consisting of HD Kino, HD Sport and HD Life.
NDS is to supply the Siberian triple play company Inteleca with its VideoGuard Express solution. It will be employed on a digital cable TV service that Inteleca plans to launch in the Russian region. Inteleca, which provides services over a fibre optic network to both residential and business customers in the city of Barnaul, also […]
The findings of a study by PWC entitled Global entertainment and media outlook: 2007-2011 show that the number of homes receiving cable and satellite services in the Czech Republic is likely to increase annually by around 10% over the next four years. A local press report summarising the study says that the number of such […]
The alternative telco Netia is expected to unveil a strategy later today (July 9) designed to make it one of the leading providers of broadband Internet services in Poland. Netia, which lists Novator Telecom Poland (27.25%), SISU Capital (10.03%) and Third Avenue Management (18.41%) as its principal shareholders, already has 135,000 broadband subscribers, of who […]
Data produced by Medialne.sk indicates an important development in viewing patterns in Slovakia. Last Friday (July 6) saw the public broadcaster’s first channel STV1 secure a primetime audience share of 34.1%, as opposed to the long established market leader TV Markiza’s 33.5%. The all-day figure for STV1 was meanwhile 28.9%, or only one percentage point […]