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New Telekom Slovenije CEO named

Slovenian telco Telekom Slovenije has named Ivica Krajcevic as its new CEO, effective from March 13 2010, when current chief executive Bojan Dremelj’s term in office is due to end. Krajcevic was previously director-general and chairman of mobile operator Tusmobil and head of private consultancy Vafer.

Comstar-UTS names new board following ownership change

Russian service provider Comstar-UTS’s shareholders have elected a new board of directors, reflecting recent changes in the shareholding structure of the company. AFK Sistema-majority owned mobile operator MTS has since October been Comstar’s majority shareholder with a 50.91% stake. Thirty-five per cent of Comstar’s share capital is floated on the London stock exchange. The new […]

BBC Worldwide promotes Taite to VP programming

BBC Worldwide Channels has promoted John Taite to vice-president programming, EMEA. Taite, who was named one of Digital TV Europe’s Euro 50 last month, was formerly director of programming. He joined BBC Worldwide Channels in September 2007 and has overseen the creation of 12 fully localised channels across EMEA, as well as the recently re-launched […]

Liguori named as new Discovery COO

Former Fox Entertainment chief Peter Liguori has been named chief operating officer at pay-TV channel provider Discovery. This follows the appointment of Mark Hollinger as chief executive and president of Discovery Networks International, replacing Greg Ricca. Liguori was previously head of entertainment at News Corp-owned network Fox, where he spent four years, before leaving […]

Elion adds Showtime to line-up

Estonian pay-TV provider Elion has added movie channel Showtime to the line-up of its DigiTV service. Showtime, provided by NonStop Television, will offer a range of movies across a variety of genres. The channel will be available in the Baltic states in English, with Estonian and Latvian subtitles, with a Russian-language audio track to […]

Dreampark and Oregan support OTT

Middleware company Dreampark has announced its support for over the top services. The company said its latest Dreamgallery platform enables operators to utilise OTT services and web content. “It is necessary to have the same user interface in both the controlled environment, such as IPTV, and in the OTT environment so that operators can […]

BSkyB installs Grass Valley equipment for Sky News HD

UK pay-TV provider BSkyB is using equipment from Grass Valley to build the new production control room for the launch of Sky News in HD next year. BSkyB is to use Grass Valley’s Kayenne video production centre and two Grass Valley Summit production client servers. The news channel is building a new production studio […]

UPC Austria launches high-speed internet for business

Cable operator UPC Austria has introduced three new high-speed internet packages aimed at business customers, delivering speeds of up to 100Mbps using DOCSIS 3.0 technology. UPC is offering up to 25Mbps downstream and 5Mbps upstream for €99 a month, up to 50Mbps down and 5Mbps up for €149, and up to 100Mbps down and […]

Five signs YouTube deal

UK broadcaster Five has signed a deal with YouTube that sees full length shows made available on the video sharing site from today. YouTube viewers can now watch episodes from series including The Hotel Inspector, The Gadget Show, Neighbours and Home and Away. Five will make new programmes available via YouTube shortly after TV […]

UPC Poland launches video-on-demand

Polish cable operator UPC Poland is introducing a video-on-demand service. UPC will offer a wide range of movies from studios including Warner Bros, Paramount and Dreamworks. Movies available in December include Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The cable operator has launched a family-oriented promotion, making films available for free throughout […]