Albania


4iG completes fusion of Albanian service providers

Hungarian technology and service provider outfit 4iG Group has completed the fusion of the two Albanian subsidiaries it acquired last year. ONE Albania SHA, the new integrated company, was registered at the start of the year, following 4iG’s acquisition of ALBtelecom and ONE Communications. 4iG said that the move combined ALBtelecom, the leading landline voice, […]

4iG acquires majority stake in ALBtelecom

Hungarian IT outfit and service provider 4iG has acquired an 80.27% in Albanian telco ALBtelecom. The company is Albania’s leading fixed line internet and TV operator, the largest owner of a fibre network in the country and a mobile operator with its own network. 4iG said the acquisition was another important step in the its […]

Albania’s TiBO taps Verimatrix for SaaS-based content security

Albanian IPTV and OTT service provider TiBO has deployed technology from content security specialist Verimatrix to protect its content via a software-as-a-service model. TiBO has deployed Verimatrix Multi-DRM via the Verimatrix Secure Cloud to protect premium content. Using a cloud-based SaaS model, the Verimatrix Multi-DRM solution has enabled TiBO to simploify its operations, according to […]

SPI International’s Timeless Drama debuts in Albania

SPI International/FilmBox’s Turkish drama offering, Timeless Drama Channel, has launched in Albania on pay TV outfit Digit-Alb’s platform. The lauch means that a range of Turkish drama shows will be available to Digit-Alb subscribers. SPI International announced the launch of Timeless Drama Channel last week, with a rollout on platforms including those of RTL Albania, […]

OTE sells Telekom Albania

Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE has struck a deal to sell its entire stake in Telekom Albania to Bulgarian telco Vivacom’s major shareholder and an Albanian-Bulgarian investor partner. OTE will sell its Telekom Albania stake to Albania Telecom Invest AD €50 million. The Bulgarian investment vehicle is controlled by viva com controlling shareholder Spas  Roussey […]

Euronews launches first franchise channel in Albania

News broadcaster Euronews Group has teamed up with IN Media group to launch Euronews Albania, a TV and digital media offering targeted at residents of Albania as well as Albanian speakers in Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro.  The launch marks the first time that Euronews Group has created a Euronews franchise. Euronews is contributing its expertise […]

BeIN Media hails anti-piracy victory in Sweden

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has secured a victory in its battle with piracy following a Swedish court handing prison sentences and fines to three individuals behind Arabic-region pirate outfit Advanced TV Network (ATN). The conviction follows a complaint filed by Nordic antipiracy group Nordic Content Protection in 2016. The trio behind ATN have […]

ALBtelecom taps Thomson for revamped TV platform

Albanian telco ALBtelecom has chosen Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE XT1000 Xtream transcoder to help consolidate its IPTV/OTT video platform and expand it to accommodate 240 live TV channels. According to Thomson, the ViBE XT1000 will provide the flexibility, high density, and video quality required for the new IPTV architecture, which has been designed to make […]

Albanian telco adopts Telekom brand

Deutsche Telekom-owned Albanian telco Albanian Mobile Telecommunications has rebranded as Telekom Albania, making it the 12th European operator to adopt its parent company’s branding. Albanian Mobile Communications is owned by Deutsche Telekom via Greek subsidiary OTE. Its rebranding follows that of Romtelecom, also owned by OTE, as Telekom Romania. The telco was originally created as a state-owned […]

ALBtelecom chooses Amino for IPTV rollout

Albanian service provider ALBtelecom has chosen Amino to provide set-top boxes for an IPTV service that is currently being rolled out across the country. ALBtelecom will deploy Amino’s HD set-tops as part of a – package that is being rolled out initially to Korçë and Pogradec in south-eastern Albania. The service will be rolled out […]