Modern Times Group’s realignment of its interests in Central & East Europe will cost the company around SEK3,191 million (€357.8 million). The company plans to close TV3 Slovenia in the next few months, though it is also building its presence in Bulgaria.
Canal+ is to end its experimental 3D channel as of January 24, 2012. Reports in the French media indicate the channel had only managed to derive some 30,000 subscribers.
Bulgaria has confirmed it will hold another DTT contest in order to stave off legal action and the threat of a heavy fine from the European Commission.
The Spanish prepaid DTH platform Starmax HD is closing down operations but has promised to come back with “a more attractive and technically more solid offer”.
Liberty Global plans to launch the Horizon box on its German nets in the second half of 2012, said Lutz Schüler, CEO Unitymedia.
Morten Solbakken, COO, Telenor Broadcast Holding, took over as CEO in Conax on December 22. Solbakken has been acting CEO, Conax since September 14.
GlobeCast and France 24 have announced that they will launch an exploratory HbbTV service in early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES.
The European Commission has given the green light for the joint venture between Holland’s largest cable operator Ziggo and HBO to launch premium channels in the country.
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Dutch incumbent KPN has launched a live TV app for Android tablets offering a total of 20 live streaming channels. Live TV for iPhones and Android smart phones is due for release early next year.