Virgin Media Ireland, TV3 and RTE have between them secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches for the next three years.
Two of Estonia’s leading media companies have given their reaction to the news that the two main commercial TV stations – Channel 2 and TV3 – will no longer be available as FTA DTT services from August 1.
The Gazprom Media-owned channel TV3 is looking for OTT platforms to co-invest in content production.
The Catalonian broadcaster CCMA, which includes Televisío de Catalunya (TV3) and Catalunya Ràdio, faces an additional VAT bill of €53.7 million for incorrect deductions in the period 2012-2014.
TV3 owners Virgin Media Ireland will continue to operate three TV channels in Ireland, but a restructuring means there are only 40 posts to be filled by 61 staff.
Virgin Media is to launch its own advertising sales agency. Virgin Media Solutions will represent Ireland’s TV3 Group and support Virgin Media in Ireland and the UK.
Liberty Global is in in advanced discussions with the owners of Ireland’s TV3 over a possible takeover of the terrestrial channel.
TV3 and Dozhd have submitted last minute bids to secure a place on Russia’s second DTT multiplex.
Lithuanian pay-TV subscribers face the prospect of paying more for their services from the beginning of next year.
TV3 Latvia has been fined LVL6,000 (€8,553) by the country’s National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) for showing advertising that indirectly promoted gambling.