A1 Telekom Austria shareholders approve spin-off of cell tower company

A1 Telekom Austria Group shareholders have given approval to spin off the cell tower business to the newly founded EuroTeleSites AG at a general assembly held yesterday August 1. The telco company announced in February it will spin off its radio masts into a separate cell tower company while maintaining the ownership structure. The subject […]

Vivacom calls Yettel and A1’s concerns following CPC decision an act of “collusion”

Vivacom has called the statements made by A1 and Yettel (Bulgaria) operated by PPF Telecom on Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) approval of the company’s acquisition of Networks-Bulgaria an act of collusion against the company. The company said the allegations made by the pair were “wildly inaccurate”, “misleading” and inconsistent with the CPC’s […]

Ivo Ivanovski and Lars Mosdorf to lead A1 newly set-up TowerCo

  Main shareholders of A1 Telekom Austria Group AG América Móvil (AMX) and Österreichische Beteiligungs AG (ÖBAG) have been nominated Ivo Ivanovski as future CEO and Lars Mosdorf as future CFO board for the newly set-up TowerCo. The duo start the role immediately and will co-lead the necessary preparatory work to spin off the tower […]

A1 Bulgaria continues sports rights expansion with French Cup deal

A1 Bulgaria’s sports service MAX Sport has acquired the live rights to the French Cup TV rights from the French Football Federation (FFF). The deal runs for four seasons and kicks off on January 6 with Chateauroux vs Paris Saint-Germain. Owned by A1 Telekom Austria, A1 Bulgaria has built up a strong portfolio of soccer […]

Canal+ acquires UEFA club competitions for its new Austrian services

Vivendi-owned PayTV provider Canal Plus has secured a broad range of exclusive live rights to UEFA club soccer competitions in Austria. The new deal, which will run from 2024/25-2026/27, grants the broadcaster a line-up of top fixtures from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League. The games will be aired […]

SPI/FilmBox launches Dizi in Belarus with A1

SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of its premium drama channel Dizi in Belarus. The launch comes as a part of a deal with private telco A1 to distribute Dizi as a linear and SVOD channel through its IPTV platform.  The deal will also bring the Timeless Dizi channel to all A1 subscribers in the country, […]

DTVE Symposium session on the UX to address the issues facing multinational, multi-network operators

The user experience is the unique point of contact between the video service provider and the customer, and a key element of differentiation between services. But with major TV operators increasingly delivering hybrid broadcast, non-linear and app-based services over multiple network types in multiple territories, delivering a compelling unified experience has also become uniquely challenging. […]

A1 Telekom Austria launches A1 Xplore TV with Zappware

A1 Telekom Austria Group has its A1 Xplrore TV content and streaming platform in Austria, following the launch of the service in Bulgaria at the end of last year. A1 has tapped technology provider Zappware to deliver the platform for the service, which enables it to offer a single platform in multiple markets.  A1 is […]

A1 Telekom Austria moves forward with international rebrand

A1 Telekom Austria Group’s operating company in the Belarusian market has begun a two-phase rebranding of the local brand Velcom. Initially, the dual brand velcom | A1 will be used, transitioning later this year into the single brand A1. On April 3, the group’s operating company in North Macedonia announced that its local brand Vip […]

TV content boosts A1 Telekom Austria

The “increased significance of TV content” helped boost A1 Telekom Austria’s performance in 2018, along with resilience in its fixed-line business and growth in solutions and connectivity. A1 also saw strong growth in demand for mobile WiFi routers, in some cases substituting for fixed broadband. The company said that TV content and solutions and connectivity […]