Providence Equity-owned Latvian service providers to merge

Providence Equity Partners-owned Baltic media and telecoms outfit Bitė Group plans to merge its Latvian mobile unit Bitė Latvija, with local service provider Baltcom, which it acquired in 2020. The merger will result in Baltcom being absorbed into Bitė Latvija, operating national mobile, fixed broadband and TV services. Bitė acquired Baltcom in 2020 following approval […]

Baltcom taps CryptoGuard for content security

Baltcom, Latvia’s second largest MSO, has tapped CryptoGuard to provide content security as it proceeds to fully digitise its cable TV network. Baltcom is Latvia’s second largest television and internet service provider with a fibre optic coverage area including 20 towns and cities across the country. Baltcom is now fully owned by the mobile operator […]

Baltcom introduces new Russian package

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has introduced a new Russian-language channel package for €4.99 a month. The Pirmā Baltijas Paka package contains 25 channels covering genres including movies and series, live sports, kids and lifestyle channels. Baltcom said the offering was aimed at a broad audience and met growing demand for a range of quality content aimed at […]

Baltcom launches multiscreen OTT TV service

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has launched a new multiscreen OTT TV service that will allow it to extend the reach of its services to all regions of the country, including those outside its fixed network coverage area. He new service, Open TV, will make content available through any internet connection, including 4G networks provided by […]

Latvia’s Baltcom doubles up on HD offering

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has expanded the range of HD channels it offers as part of its TV line-up. The operator is now carrying Sony Channel HD, Sony Turbo HD, MCM Top HD, Nastoyashcheye Vremya HD (Present HD), E! HD, Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD, History HD, Animal Planet HD, Euronews English HD, Investigation Discovery […]

Baltcom launches new advanced TV service

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has launched an new advanced TV service, which it has dubbed Interactive TV 3.0, using technology from SmartLabs. According to the operator, the new service is based on SmartLabs’ global on-demand platform with a number of custom software and platform design elements created specifically for it. Features of the new platform […]

Baltcom marks progress on TV and broadband

Latvian cable operator Baltcom said it TV base increased by 50% last year, and by a further 10% in the first quarter of 2017, while internet data carried over its broadband network increased by 20%. In an update on its 2016 performance, Baltcom said that it had invested around €7 million in modernizing its network […]

Latvian internet users turning away from TV

Over a third of Latvian internet subscribers do not take a TV service, rising to an absolute majority among those under 30, according to a survey carried out by cable operator Baltcom. The Baltcom survey found that 60% of internet subscribers across the country took both TV and broadband, while 15% also took a fixed […]

Baltcom ‘puzzled’ by ruling on speed test

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has said it is “puzzled” by a decision by the country’s competition watchdog PTAC to prevent it using a recent recognition by internet speed analysis service that it provides the fastest internet service in the country. Testing technology developed by internet metrics specialist Ookla, the company behind, found that […]

Baltcom revamps channel line-up

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has revamped its channel line-up, consolidating its offering in two packs with 56 and 100 channels respectively, on top of which viewers can opt in to receive HD or adult packages.  Baltcom now offers six Discovery channels along with Setanta Sports, Mezzo and other channels. Adult channel Playboy TV is included […]

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