Bulgaria


Vivacom to distribute quartet of Russian international channels

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom is to provide satellite distribution for a quartet of popular Russian TV channels, which it has also added to its domestic pay TV line-up. Vivacom will distribute Russian entertainment channels TNT Russia, TV-3 International, Friday! International and TNT4 International via satellite to pay TV operators across Europe and Asia from the […]

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 […]

United Group expands reach in SE Europe with Vivacom acquisition

United Group, the pay TV and cable service provider that operates across countries of the former Yugoslavia, has agreed to acquire Bulgarian telecom operator Vivacom for a reported €1.2 billion. The pay TV operator, owned by private equity outfit BC Partners since March last year, will acquire Vivacom, expanding its geographic reach and cementing its […]

A1 Telekom Austria sees boost from TV numbers

A1 Telekom Austria’s Q2 was boosted by strong growth in TV numbers across its central and eastern European markets, with the group highlighting the role of TV content, as well as its solutions and connectivity business, in driving up fixed-line revenues. Fixed line revenue-generating units overall grew by 0.5%, with TV and to a lesser […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

MTG completes Nova sale

Modern Times Group (MTG) has completed the sale of its 95% majority stake in Nova Broadcasting Group in Bulgaria to local buyer Advance Media Group.   The all-cash transaction game Nova an enterprise value of €185 million. MTG said it will use the proceeds of the sale to further develop its global digital entertainment business […]

MTG’s sale of Nova Group gets regulatory approval

MTG’s sale of its 95% shareholding in Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group to Advance Media Group has received regulatory approval and is expected to close in April 2019. The deal values Nova at €185 million (SEK 1,917 million) and will produce a net capital gain of approximately SEK 1,300 million. MTG said it will use the sale […]

MTG sells Bulgaria’s Nova Group at €185m valuation

MTG has agreed to sell its 95% shareholding in Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group to Advance Media Group in a deal that values the full business at €185 million (SEK 1,917 million). MTG said it would use the proceeds of the deal to develop its digital entertainment verticals via organic investment in mergers and acquisitions, with […]

TV content boosts A1 Telekom Austria

The “increased significance of TV content” helped boost A1 Telekom Austria’s performance in 2018, along with resilience in its fixed-line business and growth in solutions and connectivity. A1 also saw strong growth in demand for mobile WiFi routers, in some cases substituting for fixed broadband. The company said that TV content and solutions and connectivity […]

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 […]

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