Bosnia and Herzegovina

Skyline opens new facility in Sarajevo

Monitoring and orchestration specialist Skyline Communications has set up a new office in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which it says will enable it to tap into the local talent pool of this emerging tech centre. With the new Sarajevo office, located in the Avaz Twist Tower, the company said it aims to keep […]

Western Balkans stakeholders agree public service media funding principles

Parliamentarians, regulators, public service media management, governing bodies and civil society organsiations from the western Balkans have adopted a set of common funding principles for public service media at a meeting in Sarajevo. Particpants in the regional conference unanimously agreed a set of principles to create the foundations for  independent, stable and predictable funding, according […]

Hopster launches across western Balkans with United Group

Preschool kids service Hopster has struck an agreement with western Balkans service provider United Group to launch its offering in the region. Hopster will make its video streaming service available on the EON platform via United Group-owned SBB in Serbia and via Telemach in Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Hopster’s launch will make episodes […]

SPI International strikes VOD deal with Telekom Srbija

International channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has extended its existing partnership with Telekom Srbija to bring video-on-demand services to the Serbian operator’s platform. The deal, which also extends to Telekom Srbija’s Bosnian and Montenegrin subsidiaries Mtel Bosnia & Herzegovina and Mtel Montenegro, will see SPI bring 150 localised moves, 200thematic titles and series to viewers in […]

Telekom Srbija taps SES for new multi-country satellite bouquet

Telekom Srbija has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with satellite operator SES to deliver a new DTH satellite TV bouquet for Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. The new bouquet will launch from the 23.5° East position in December. The platform will enable Telekom Srbija to broadcast more than 150 channels, including up to 30 […]

United Group preps for next-gen services with major CPE RFP

South-eastern European service provider United Group is to prepare the ground for next generation services by heavily overhauling its CPE base. In May this year United Group announced that it would invest over €600 million across the south-eastern Europe in the next five years. Following that, the group has issued a request for proposals(RFP) for […]

Bosnian pay TV market on the up, Says Kagan S&P

With growth fuelled by demand for triple-play services and premium content, the Balkan market of Bosnia and Herzegovina has grown by 60% over the last five years, according to a new report from Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence. As a result, says the research firm, pay TV penetration reached 74% as of year-end 2017. As […]

United Group commits to €600 million investment in SE Europe

South-eastern European pay TV operator United Group is to invest over €600 million in the region over the next five years. The multi-play telecoms and media provider, founded in 2000 by local entrepreneur Dragan Šolak, will use the money to build on its track record of investing in local infrastructure, creating jobs and unlocking business […]

Bosnia’s MAXtv turns to Mobibase for Arabic and Turkish channels

Bosnian pay TV operator MAXtv has tapped video-on-demand specialist Mobibase to provide the distribution of Arabic and Turkish ethnic TV packages for its platform. MAXtv provides more than 100 thematic TV channels through its service available on IPTV set-top boxes. As well as offering a variety of local channels, the service has targeted Arabic and […]

EBU calls for protection of PSB in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The collapse of public service broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina would be “completely unacceptable,” attendees at an EBU event in Sarajevo heard this week. The conference was organised to address fears that public service media could collapse in the country due to insufficient and unsustainable funding and the need for reforms to media law. “Strong public […]

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