The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei to construct a platform for multimedia services by the end of the year.
The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom was been forced to stop retransmitting the Viasat channel TV3 on its IPTV platform following a ruling by the Riga District Court.
The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom has significantly improved its DTT service through the addition of 10 more channels.
The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom may shortly face competition in the provision of IPTV services.
The leading Latvian cable operators Baltkom and Izzi have criticised proposed amendments to the country’s Electronic Media Act.
The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom says that there has been a huge demand for decoders in Riga following the end of analogue transmissions by the public broadcaster’s first channel LTV1 and the leading commercial station LNT.
The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom has added the Viasat channels TV6 and 3+ to its DTT offer.
The Latvian incumbent telco Lattelecom has introduce a pre-pay DTT offer to viewers living within a 70km radius of the capital Riga.
The Latvian IPTV service Lattelecom Interactive TV has begun to offer its subscribers seven thematic packages in addition to the basic one they were already able to receive.
Latvia is well on the way to completing the transition to digital broadcasting. According to a forecast published by TeliaSonera-backed Lattelecom, 170,000 households will be receiving DTT signals by June 1 this year.