Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has fined the CME-owned broadcaster bTV Media BGN2.92 million (€1.49 million) for abusing its dominant market position when negotiating with cable operators.
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has completed a transaction with Time Warner to reduce, with effect as of March 1, the fees payable to the latter as credit guarantor of its current outstanding senior term credit facilities.
The Czech Republic’s Nova Group has rebranded its licensing company CET 21 as TV Nova.
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) ended 2016 on a high note, posting a net income of $21,088,000 for the last quarter, compared to a net loss of $11,427,000 in the corresponding period in 2015.
UPC Romania has entered into a partnership with the CME-owned national commercial broadcaster Pro TV.
CME has appointed is Florian Skala the new CEO of bTV Media Group, one of the leading broadcasters in Bulgaria, He replaces Pavel Stanchev, who had been in the post for three years.
Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovenia were the strongest performers for Central European Media Enterprises (CME) in the third quarter.
Jan Vlcek has been appointed the new MD of the leading Czech broadcaster Nova, effective August 1.
Romania and Slovakia were ad growth engines for Central European Media Enterprises (CME) in the first half of this year, while Bulgaria returned to growth in the second quarter.
In the fourth of a series of interviews with leading broadcasters and production and distribution companies in Central and Eastern Europe ahead of this year’s NATPE Budapest, Broadband TV News speaks with Christoph Mainusch, Co-CEO Central European Media Enterprises.