A1 Bulgaria taps Zappware for advanced TV service

A1 Telekom Austria’s Bulgarian operation, A1 Bulgaria, has launched A1 Xplore TV, a new advanced TV service using technology provider Zappware’s video back-office: an end-to-end solution.  The A1 Xplore TV service, based on Zappware’d Nexx 4.0 user experience, provides personalised content from over 80 channels with a seven-day catch-up, offering, an on-demand catalogue and premium […]

Telekom Austria to rebrand all its operations under A1 marque

Telekom Austria is to use its domestic market A1 brand across all its operations in a phased operation that will ultimately see its over 24 million customers consume services via a single brand. The operator said that the rebranding decision was based on “extensive analysis of the market environment and the branding landscape” that identified […]

Telekom Austria sees TV boost

Telekom Austria saw its overall revenue-generating unit numbers boosted by TV during the second quarter, with some TV outperforming broadband in some markets and underperforming it in others. Telekom Austria had 290,100 pay TV customers in Austria at the end of June, up 5.1% year-on-year. Broadband customers dipped slightly by 0.1% to 1.467 million. Overall […]

TV helps Telekom Austria offset falling voice revenue

Broadband and TV growth in Austria – and in Croatia– helped Telekom Austria partly compensate declining voice revenues in its home market in the third quarter.  Telekom Austria had 278,700 TV customers in Austria, up from 263,000 at the same point last year, out of a total broadband revenue-generating base of 1.473 million. In Croatia, […]

AMC agrees Croatia, Bulgaria deals with Telekom Austria

AMC is extending its reach in Croatia and Bulgaria thanks to a deal between AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – Central Europe and Telekom Austria Group. The AMC channel launches today via Telekom Austria-owned Croatian operator, VIPnet. In Bulgaria distribution will be extended to mobile operator Mobitel and cable operator Blizoo – both of which are […]

Telekom Austria sees strong TV growth

Telekom Austria achieved strong TV subscriber growth in the year to March, with growth across its domestic and central and eastern European operations.  Telekom Austria saw its domestic TV base rise by 7% to 273,600 year-on-year in the first quarter. In Bulgaria, the acquisition of cable operator Blizoo resulted in a rise in its TV […]

Telekom Austria sees TV growth

Telekom Austria saw its domestic TV base rise to 269,400 at the end of 2015, up from 263,000 at the end of the third quarter and 251,800 a year earlier. TV subscribers at the operator’s Croatian subsidiary, Vipnet was more or less flat quarter-on-quarter at 188,700, up from 167,700 a year earlier. Bulgarian unit Mobiltel’s […]

Telekom Austria sees TV boost

Telekom Austria said that TV and broadband growth partly compensated for continued losses in fixed-line voice in the third quarter. In Austria, the company’s A1 TV service had 263,000 customers at the end of the quarter, up 7.9%. However, TV and broadband revenue failed to completely arrest a decline in fixed line ARPU. In Bulgaria, […]

Telekom Austria’s Mobiltel acquires Bulgaria’s Blizoo

Telekom Austria’s Bulgarian subsidiary Mobiltel has agreed to acquire the country’s leading cable operator Blizoo from private-equity group EQT. Blizoo, the leading cable player in the market, is the country’s second-largest fixed-line operator and has an estimated 8% share in the fixed broadband market and an 11% share in the TV market. The operator has […]

Blizoo to carry FilmBox HD

Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo has added SPI International’s FilmBox HD channel to its line-up. FilmBox HD features a variety of movie genres including dramas, comedies, thrillers and horror movies as well as TV series. Blizoo is offering FilmBox HD in its Extra, Premium and Champion TV packages. “Bulgaria remains one of our high-priority markets in […]