Digital TV CEE 2012

Attendees salute success of Digital TV CEE 2012

Attendees at Informa’s Digital TV Central & Eastern Europe conference in Prague at the end of June have hailed the event as a soaraway success. Digital TV CEE has over the last six years emerged as the must-attend event for all those interested in industry developments in the region. Find out more…

Romtelecom looks to develop OTT service over coming year

Digital TV CEE: Romtelecom is looking to increase its interactive TV base, grow its HD service and further develop its OTT service over the coming year, according to Peter Terpak, Romtelecom. The company is also looking to develop and potentially develop new revenue streams for its OTT service. The company is looking to take the […]

TP will continue to develop content business for OTT after ‘n’ deal, says Lesage

Digital TV CEE: The difficulty of taking on strong competitors while having no direct pipeline of content led Telekomunikacja Polska to team up with rival DTH provider ‘n’, according to Dominique Lesage, executive director of content at Telekomunikacja Polska. TP will continue to develop as a content aggregator in the OTT space, however.

Bundling and mobile services will be key to success in Czech Republic, says Boissin

Digital TV CEE: Offering bundled services and upselling additional services are priorities for Nicolas Boissin, Co-founder and CEO of BKS Capital Partners and Nej TV in the Czech Republic. Offering mobile services will be a key part of this, and obtaining an MVNO licence – which would be a first for the country – is […]

Growing distribution and local relevance key for CEE, says Davidson

Digital TV CEE: Increasing distribution and making shows relevant for local consumers are A+E Networks’ key goals for the CEE market, according to Tom Davidson, managing director A+E Networks UK. Making Crime & Investigation relevant for local audiences is one key priority, and A+E has been talking to local production companies in Poland, he says.

Russia leading CEE ad growth, traditional linear TV still king, says GroupM

The CEE advertising market has bounced back and the traditional TV market appears to be robust, according to Simon Thomas, strategic systems director, EMEA at GroupM. Russia, Ukraine and Poland are driving the region, he says. The vast bulk of viewing – and therefore advertising – is likely to be on linear TV for the […]

Multiscreen and differentiation through content key for Croatia’s

Multiscreen TV is the future for Croatian cable operator, especially following its merger with telco Vipnet, according to Adrian Jezina, board member of Vipnet and CEO of Customers are looking for platform-agnostic services, and content is the key to diversification and raising ARPU in a competitive market, he says.

Telekom Slovenia sees strong take up for OTT service

Telekom Slovenia’s recently launched OTT service SiOL TViN has seen around 50,000 iOS and Android app downloads and strong PC usage, according toTomaz Pernovsek, deputy CEO at TSMedia. OTT is no longer a niche offering, he says, with consumers increasingly looking to view content on multiple devices.

Pay TV operators and niche channels good prospects for investors in CEE

Cable and satellite pay TV operators remain a safe haven for investors thanks to proven business models and predictable cash flow, according to Piotr Nocen, founder and managing partner at private equity group Resource Partners.  Thematic niche channels also provide a better prospect than mainstream broadcasters in CEE, he says.

CEE offers room for growth, says AMC/Sundance Channel Global

Digital TV CEE: CEE, particularly Poland, offers an exciting market for growth, according to Bruce Tuchman, president, AMC/Sundance Channel Global. Even though AMC is late to the game, compelling programming and high-quality original programming with attached VOD and TV everywhere rights – within the pay TV system – will be the key to success, he […]