The South East European cable and pay-TV operator United Group may soon find itself under new ownership.
United Group has announced plans to invest €100 million in local content production in Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia.
United Media has filed a request with the Serbian Commission to Protect Competition to buy a 100% stake in the company Direct Media.
United Group, which is majority owned by the global investment firm KKR, has announced an additional capital investment of €293 million in Serbia over the next five years.
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has agreed to sell its broadcast interests in Croatia (Nova TV) and Slovenia (Pop TV) to Slovenia Broadband, a subsidiary of United Group, for €230 million in cash.
Qyou Media has signed an agreement with United Group to deliver its curated content to viewers in Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.
AMC Networks International (AMCNI) and the United Group, the largest alternative provider in the Balkans region, have entered into a strategic agreement.
A row has broken out between AKOP, an association representing 39 cable and IPTV operators in Bosnia & Herzegovina (B&H), and United Media, the content arm of United Group, the leading alternative telco in the former Yugoslav countries.
Serbia’s leading cable operator SBB has bought a smaller competitor named Ikom for an undisclosed fee.
United Group has added InTheBox.TV’s Planet Earth channel to its pay-TV line-up in Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia.