Pay TV Operators

Channel choices

Despite the financial downturn of the last two years, central and eastern Europe still provides solid opportunities for growth to pay-TV channel providers. Stuart Thomson reports. Central and eastern Europe may have lost its glister as a source of high returns to western investors of late. But to pay-TV channel providers the countries of the […]

Platform perspectives

While pay-TV providers across CEE have been hit by the financial crisis, most believe there is still plenty of scope for growth, while consolidation and convergence present further opportunities. Stuart Thomson & Graham Pomphrey assess operators’ strategies. The TV distribution business across central and eastern Europe remains more fragmented than that of western Europe. In […]

Eastern approaches

Central and eastern Europe has seen strong digital growth in recent years. DTVE’s CEE 2010 presents a statistical snapshot of the region, and in the following pages looks at possible growth patterns over the next few years. Despite the impact of the global recession, Eastern Europe ended 2009 with 44.6 million digital homes, up 35% […]

Towards the light

As the European fibre-to-the-home industry prepares for its annual gathering under the auspices of the FTTH Council Europe, whose 2010 conference will take place in Lisbon from February 24-25, Stuart Thomson assesses the current state of fibre in Europe. The economic climate may not seem to be suited to an industry that requires large upfront […]

Russian rise in pay-TV

The CSTB event held in Moscow this February will highlight key trends in the Russian and CIS pay-TV and broadband industries. Informa’s latest Eastern Europe TV report and World Broadband Information Service provide a snapshot into this evolving market. Russia is home to a vibrant but underdeveloped pay-TV market, in which ownership of TV companies […]

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