Netflix is not relevant for the CEE region because of the disappointing content it delivers, according to Stanislav Georgiev, head of broadcasting at Telekom Austria.
Telekom Austria’s performance in Central and Eastern Europe in Q1 this year was driven by M&A, negative FX effects and fierce competition.
The acquisition of the cable operator Blizoo significantly increased Telekom Austria’s TV subscriber total in Bulgaria in 2015.
Austria’s incumbent telco A1 is now carrying the thematic channels DocuBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD channels from the SPI International/Filmbox pay-TV portfolio in its A1 Premium TV pack.
Croatia’s Vipnet has introduced a new digital TV receiver that gives significantly faster navigation to its Vip TV service.
Sony Pictures Television Networks has expanded the distribution of its pay-TV channels in German-speaking Europe.
Discovery Networks has rolled out three HD channels on the domestic IPTV platform of Austrian telco Telekom Austria.
LAOLA1, the web portal for sports fans, will launch a TV channel on Austrian IPTV platform A1 TV operated by telco Telekom Austria.
Telekom Austria found Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) challenging in the third quarter despite encouraging performances in some markets.
Telekom Austria Group (TAG) and Antik Telecom are launching a new DTH platform for Slovakia and the Czech Republic.