Bulgaria


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 […]

MTG enters new Nova sale talks, secures financing

MTG has entered discussions with other potential buyers for Nova Broadcasting Group, after Bulgaria’s competition regulator blocked the planned sale of the company to PPF Group last year. In a statement, MTG said its previously-announced deal to sell its 95% shareholding in Nova to the investment company controlled by Czech billionaire and businessman Petr Kellner has now […]

Viasat World launches Epic Drama channel on Vivacom TV

Viasat World has launched its Epic Drama channel on Vivacom TV in Bulgaria, with the channel’s SVOD content to be available to Vivacom subscribers by the end of the year. Epic Drama will join Viasat World’s other channels – TV1000,Viasat Nature, Viasat History and Viasat Explore – which are already broadcast by the operator, deepening a more than 10-year relationship between the […]

Bulgaria’s Vivacom sees IPTV growth

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom saw strong growth for its IPTV offering in the year to June. The company’s IPTV base rose by 15.6% for the 12 months to June 30, and IPTV now accounts for 47.3% of its total of 456,000 pay TV subscribers. Overall, Vivacom had 492,000 broadband customers at the end of June […]

Bulgarian watchdog says no to MTG’s Nova sale

Bulgaria’s competition regulator, the Commission on Protection of Competition has blocked the sale of Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned Nova TV to Czech businessman Petr Kellner’s PPF Bidco. The watchdog said that the deal could reduce competition in the media and advertising market, citing Nova’s leading position in the media services market and the participants’ overlapping […]

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