Elion begins offering Viasat packages

Estonian service provider Elion has added thematic packages from Modern Times Group’s Viasat Broadcasting to its TV line-up. Elion is now offering Viasat Sport, Viasat Film and Viasat Gold packages, comprising 36 channels in total. The packages will be available free of charge until the end of this year. Viasat Sport and Viasat Film will […]

UPC Romania offers three months for free

UPC Romania is offering three months free subscription for new customers. The offer is also available to customers that want to add telephony and/or internet services to existing packages, and to analogue customers that upgrade to digital services. The cable operator said the offer could save customers up to RON384 (€89) per year.  

Telefónica still in talks with Prisa

Negotiations between Telefónica and media group Prisa over the re-entry of Telefónica into ownership of the latter’s pay-TV platform Digital Plus are proceeding well, according to Telefónica president Cesar Alierta, cited by Dow Jones. Heavily indebted Prisa has been trying to sell Digital Plus for a number of months. Alierta made no comment about the […]

Swiss headend installation for Appear TV

Headend equipment supplier Appear TV and Swiss systems integrator Adrenio have completed the installation of Appear TV’s DC1000  decoder with RF modulation at GIB-Solutions data centre in Zürich. GIB-Solutions provides data, telephony, radio and TV services to partner and community cable networks in the Zürich area, serving over 35,000 subscribers.

Akado launches HD business channel

Russian cable operator Akado has launched Expert TV, a new HD channel. Expert TV is a business channel targeting entrepreneurs, managers, politicians, journalists and academics. As well as business news and analysis, it also offers sports and entertainment programming, and films at weekends. The channel operates in a tapeless environment, with content produced and broadcast […]

Jinni first to join NDS partner programme

Content discovery specialist Jinni has become the first company to join conditional access and interactive TV technology specialist NDS’s recommendations engine partner programme. NDS will now offer Jinni’s services to its customers. Jinni’s recommendation engine takes a so-called “semantic approach”, based on proprietary algorithms that reflect the way people think and talk about entertainment, according […]

Kudelski extends OpenTV offer

Kudelski has extended the expiration date of its offer to buy the remaining shares that it does not already own in TV technology company OpenTV to 04:00 GMT on November 12. The Swiss-based technology firm, which is offering US$1.55  (€1.05) per share for OpenTV, has extended the deadline from November 6. It said the […]

Kabel BW tempts new customers with free DVR

Kabel BW is offering new customers a free DVR. Customers taking the CleverKabel 25 package, which offers 25Mbps internet and unlimited phone calls to German landlines for €29.90 per month, or the CleverKabel 50 package, which offers unlimited phones calls, 50Mbps internet and a pay-TV package for €49.90 per month, will receive a free DVR […]

Mid Europa moves forward with Invitel acquisition

Investment firm Mid Europa Partners has closed the first phase of its acquisition of Hungarian service provider Invitel from Danish telco TDC. Mid Europa is now a non-controlling shareholder of Invitel following its purchase of a 32.3% stake in the company from TDC and the delivery in escrow of the purchase price of the latter’s […]

Amino to report “disappointing” financial year

IPTV set-top box vendor Amino expects its financial performance for the full year ending 30 November to be “significantly below market expectations” and will likely post a material loss for the second half of the year. The company made the announcement ahead of the close of the financial year, blaming “order slippage and component shortages”. […]