Baltcom names Piller as chairman

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has named a new chairman and separately launched a new multiscreen service. Baltcom has named András Piller, formerly CEO of Hungarian transmission services company Antenna Hungária, as chairman. Piller replaces Vojko Rovere, who will become group president and continue to be responsible for strategic development. Piller has already acted as an […]

Setanta Sports expands into the Baltics

Setanta Sports has launched its Setanta Sport Eurasia channel in Estonia on STV, with plans to launch in Lithuania shortly.  The news comes just days after the sports broadcaster also went live in the third Baltic state of Latvia, via cable operator Baltcom. The expansion into the Baltics builds on Setanta Sports Eurasia’s existing footprint […]

Baltcom adds Setanta Sports

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has added the Setanta Sports channel to its programming line-up. The channel which airs coverage of football leagues including Spain’s La Liga, France’s Ligue 1 and Italy’s Serie A and the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers, along with French rugby  and Formula E motor-racing, will also provide coverage of NHL ice-hockey, popular […]

Baltcom adds comedy channel

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has added Russian-language comedy channel Comedy TV to its programming line-up in trial mode.  Comedy TV will replace TNT-Comedy, which pulled out of the Baltic states suddenly on September 10. Comedy TV airs a mix of classic comedy shows, movies, series, sketch shows and musicals.

RTR returns to Latvian pay TV offerings

Russian channel RTR is returning to Latvian service providers’ programming line-ups following a three-month ban imposed by regulator the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP).  Service providers Lattelecom and Baltcom have said they will reinstate the channel to their respective line-ups. Lattelecom had aired movie channel K2 in place of RTR for the duration of the […]

Latvia’s Baltcom strikes deal with TV3

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has struck a deal to continue carrying Viasat Broadcasting-owned channel TV3 on its platform. Baltcom chairman Vojko Rovere said that the company was “pleased to have been able to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on TV3’s retransmission”. The deal will enable Baltcom subscribers to continue watching TV3, carriage deals for which […]

History makes headway in Latvia

A+E Networks UK is to extend the reach of its History channel in Latvia following a deal with leading cable operator Baltcom. The channel will be carried on Baltcom’s Social, Basic, Extended and Thematic packages, giving Latvian viewers the opportunity to view content including Pawn Stars, Counting Cars and upcoming series Big History.  History launched […]

Baltcom begins offering electricity

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has begun offering electricity supply services to its customers, after initially unveiling the plan in August last year. Latvian households can now order their electricity supply from Baltcom’s website, with 12 month contracts available starting from April for those customers who sign up by March 15. Baltcom has struck a deal […]

Baltcom adding TNT Film to line-up

Latvian cable operator Baltcom is to add TNT Film to its channel line-up. The service will be available from October, featuring movies including Slumdog Millionaire, Fair Game, The Next Three Days and Saw 5 and 6. TNT Film replaces the Showtime channel on Baltcom. Content will be available in the original language, in Russian and […]

Baltcom acquires Latvian rival IZZI

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has acquired all shares in Latvia’s second-largest cable provider, IZZI. Announcing the deal, Baltcom said that the two companies would continue to run as separate legal entities. Customers will continue to receive their existing services with prices and conditions to remain the same, however they will be able to apply for […]