Talks between United Media and the Croatian incumbent Hrvatski Telekom (HT) have successfully concluded.
United Media has bought the rights to broadcast International Basketball Federation (FIBA) matches in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria.
The United Group subsidiaries SBB and United Media have filed criminal charges against Telekom Srbija and Telenor Serbia for allegedly committing a criminal offence by concluding a restrictive agreement.
The Competition Council of Bosnia & Herzegovina has decided to initiate new proceedings against United Media and Sports Klub.
The dispute between United Media and Telekom Srbija has taken on a political dimension, with the former’s parent company United Group accusing the country’s PM Ana Brnabic of siding with the incumbent telco.
United Media has issued a response to the accusations made against it by Telekom Srbija and Supernova in what has been described as a ‘cable war’.
Telekom Srbija has claimed that United Media does not want a solution to the dispute with cable operators over the carriage of its channels.
The Serbian cable group Supernova has said it will report a breach of market conditions to the country’s Competition Commission and seek a return of United Media channels to its networks.
A new premium sports channel produced by United Media will make its debut on Serbia Broadband (SBB) on December 4.
The Czech Republic’s PPF Group and BC Partners-owned United Media have held discussions in Bucharest on acquiring Telekom Romania.