OTE is preparing a bid for the alternative telco Forthnet, whose interests include the Greek DTH platform Nova.
The Romanian incumbent Romtelecom saw strong growth in the take-up of its TV services (DTH, IPTV and cable) in the year to March 31, the total of 1,370,380 representing an increase of 7.3%.
Greece’s DTH and IPTV platform OTE TV is to add two versions of National Geographic to its offer.
Romtelecom ended 2013 with 1,353,421 subscribers to its TV services, which span DTH, IPTV and cable, or 7% more than a year earlier.
Deutsche Telekom is set to strengthen its presence in Slovakia and Greece.
Deutsche Telekom has renewed its interest in buying the 10% stake in the telco OTE currently held by the Greek state.
TV services are proving to be a major factor in OTE’s improved financial performance, both in its home market Greece and in Romania.
ActiveVideo’s CloudTV software platform has been enlisted by Liberty Global to expand the reach of user experiences offered by Horizon TV, the platform, currently being deployed in Europe and Latin America.
Strong take-up of OTE’s satellite TV offer resulted in the company ending the second quarter with a total of 174,964 subscribers to its TV services.
OTE continued to grow its TV subscriber base in Q1 in both its home market and in Romania despite difficult market conditions in the two countries.