Telekom Romania’s combined TV subscriber total grew by 2.7% in the year to June 30.
Greece’s pay-TV market continues to perform extremely well despite problems in the electronic communications sector as a whole.
Greece’s Forthnet ended the first quarter with 507,331 pay-TV subscribers, a 5.2% increase on the same period last year.
The Greek incumbent OTE has renewed rights to continue broadcasting Formula 1 and Italy’s Serie A until 2017 and 2018 respectively.
TV services provided a welcome boost to OTE’s performance both in its home market Greece and in neighbouring Romania in the first quarter.
Greece’s OTE is understood to be in talks to buy the Albanian incumbent telco Albtelecom.
Greece’s Forthnet has extended the broadcasting rights agreement it has with the Super League for a further four years.
Greece’s Nova ended 2014 with a record 363,549 triple play subscribers, or 27.4% more than a year earlier.
Greece looks set for market consolidation, with Vodafone and Wind Hellas seeking to gain control of Forthnet and Cyta Hellas.
The re-launch of the former Greek public broadcaster ERT has moved a stage closer.