Zdenek Samal has been appointed the head of Internet development at the Czech national commercial station TV Nova. He was most recently at the Czech public broadcaster Ceske Televize (CT).
The Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom has launched a new offer designed to boost the take-up of broadband Internet services in the country. Valid until the end of this year, it will provide both residential and business clients who subscribe to its ClickNet package such benefits as lifetime discounts – 50% in the case of monthly […]
The Czech music channel Ocko has secured carriage on the Astra 23.5 degrees East slot. It was the first Czech FTA service to use Astra and will move from its current slot at 19.2 degrees East on February 28, 2008.
The Russian broadcast company CTC Media, which is backed by Sweden’s MTG, has posted a operating revenue of $84.1 million (€58.4 million) for Q3 2007, or 33% more than in the corresponding period last year. At the same time, its net income amounted to $17.4 million, or over double the $8.4 million 12 months earlier. […]
Saudi Oger is planning to take over the Romanian company Telemobil. According to local reports, it may buy the 45.6% in the company currently held by the US’s Qualcomm for over $100 million (€69.4 million), with the deal going through early next year. Saudi Oger also holds a 45.6% stake in Telemobil, whose interests include […]
The Polish regional cable operation INEA has announced that its digital TV subscriber total now stands at 21,500, or three times the number a year ago. At the same time, it also has 40,000 Internet and over 5,100 VoIP customers. INEA brings together three of the leading cable operators in Western Poland – Telewizja Kablowa […]
The Bulgarian incumbent telco BTC has appointed Bernard Moscheni as its new CEO. Most recently at the Belgian telco Mobistar, he will take up his new post on January 1 next year. Moscheni’s main task will be to boost the market share of BTC’s mobile arm Vivatel. The telco, which was taken over by AIG […]
According to local reports, the Czech company CET 21 has been awarded a 12-year licence from the country’s Broadcasting Council (RRTV) for a film channel named Nova Cinema. The channel will be distributed by cable, satellite and IPTV and similar to Romania’s Pro Cinema. CET 21 already holds the licence to the Czech national commercial […]
A total of seven companies have been short-listed for the second round of bidding for a 49.13% stake in the incumbent Slovenian telco Telekom Slovenije. According to agency reports, they are Magyar Telekom, Saudi Oger Telecom, Australia’s Macquarie Bank, Iceland’s Skipti, an Anglo-German consortium made up of Axos Capital, Bain Capital and BT and the […]
The Polish national commercial station Polsat has confirmed it applied to the country’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) earlier this month for a licence for a new info channel. At the same time, it lodged requests for licences for HD channels Polsat HD and Polsat Sport HD. The new info will be known as Polsat 24 […]