KKCG Investments is reported to be preparing to dispose of its stake in the Czech leisure and shopping channel Top TV. Although no fee or buyer has been mentioned, one of the reasons cited for the sale is the uncertainty currently surrounding the rollout of digital services in the country.
The incumbent Lithuanian telco Teo LT has begun to install what will be the country’s first Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network. Five of the biggest cities in Lithuania will be covered by the network, starting with the capital, Vilnius, in June, with the total investment expected to be LTL100 million (€30 million) over the next three years. […]
Results published by the Greek telco OTE show that Dolce, the DTH platform operated by its Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom, had 163,000 subscribers as of the end of Q1 2007. The service, which competes with four other DTH operations in the crowded Romanian market, only made is debut in December 2006. Romtelecom also had 137,000 ADSL […]
The Bulgaria-based satellite channel Balkanika Music Television (BMT) is reported to have secured a cable distribution licence in Croatia. The 24-hour service, which is owned by a company named Fen TV, can already be received throughout the Balkan region and in Turkey.
According to local reports, Russia’s Sistema Mass Media (SMM) saw its Q1 2007 sales rise year-on-year by 79% to $25 million (€18.6 million) thanks largely to the addition of new pay-TV customers. The company is also understood to be on track for an IPO in 2009. SMM’s parent company Sistema has meanwhile announced changes to […]
Russia’s leading broadcaster Channel One has acquired a range of equipment allowing for tapeless video production for its news operations. Produced by Panasonic, it includes over 50 AJ-SPX800 P2 camcorders and a dozen AJ-HPM100 P2HD mobile recorders. The transition of Channel One’s news production department to a tapeless infrastructure will take place this summer and […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfra+ has added the tabloid style entertainment channel Superstacja to its programme package. The service, which is on air for 24-hours daily and allocates at least half of its airtime to live shows, is also being made available on Cyfra+ DSL. Cyfra+ has now added 10 new channels to its line-up […]
According to figures announced by the Serbian Telecommunications Agency (RATEL), the country’s telecom market was worth more than €6 billion in 2006. Its total revenues amounted to €1.3 billion, or 4% more than the previous year, with the majority being provided by mobile (48.85%) and fixed telephony (34.70%). However, those from cable TV and ADSL […]
According to Lars Svensson, the president of Ericsson Polska, mobile TV services could be introduced in Poland as soon as next year. Quoted in the local press, he is understood to have been speaking at a presentation in Warsaw yesterday (May 29) in which Ericsson outlined its multimedia strategy. The results of a study into […]
TVN has unveiled a huge expansion plan for Mango Media, the teleshopping company it acquired for €13 million earlier this month. Local sources indicate that the Polish broadcaster expects to hire at least 100 additional staff at Mango Media and see its income rise from a current PLN24 million (€6.32 million) a year to PLN200 […]