Bulgaria


United Group names new Nova Broadcasting and Vivacom chiefs

South-eastern European service provider United Group has named Dirk Gerkens as CEO of Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group and Nikolai Andreev as CEO of Bulgarian service provider subsidiary Vivacom. United Group announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Andreev, currently CEO of Nova Broadcastng Group, as CEO of Vivacom, effective 1 December. Andreev succeeds Atanas Dobrev […]

A1 Telekom Austria taps 3SS for smart TV apps

TV technology outfit 3SS has delivered two new smart TV apps for A1 Telecom Austria Group-owned A1 Bulgaria. The apps, which are now live, enable Bulgarian subscribers to the group’s Xplore TV offering to view the service on Samsung Tizen and LG webOS connected TVs. According to 3SS, the A1 Bulgaria launch is the first market […]

United Group hails year of spectacular growth

South-eastern Europe region service provider United Group’s spate of acquisitions saw its annualised revenues almost treble in the year to March to close to €2 billion, with Bulgarian acquisition Vivacom the largest contributor to revenue and EBITDA by some margin. Providing a trading update for 2020 and the first quarter of this year, United Group, […]

Euronews launches Bulgarian channel

Euronews has signed a partnership with existing broadcaster TV Europa to launch Euronews Bulgaria.  Euronews Bulgaria, which will replace the existing channel, will be a branded affiliate of Euronews that will deliver local, regional, national and international news on TV and digital platforms. It will build on an existing Bulgarian TV output from TV Europa. Euronews’ English language […]

United Group to acquire Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting

South-east European pay TV outfit United Group has reached an agreement to acquire Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group from Advance Media Group. The transaction is expected to close early this year subject to regulatory approvals. Nova comprises of 10 TV channels including national Nova TV, the country’s largest online platform Net Info that reach on average […]

Love Nature adds to Bulgarian reach

Canal+-owned distribution outfit Thema has secured additional carriage for the Love Nature 4K UHD channel in Bulgaria, with six new partnerships signed since May. Love Nature is now available on DTH platform Virginia RN. on new DTH platform Neosat, on cable networks Sprint Communication EOOD, Krakra AD, Cable Sat Zapad and on pay-TV platform Bulsatcom. […]

SPI/FilmBox extends reach in Bulgaria

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox has extended its reach in Bulgaria through a new channel distribution agreement with local telecommunications operator NetWorx. The new agreement will give subscribers of NetWorx access to SPI’s 4K/UHD lifestyle channel, FunBox UHD, which ultra HD content including concerts, entertainment, and documentaries on culture, travel, lifestyle, art and music.   In addition […]

United Group completes acquisition of Bulgaria’s Vivacom

South-eastern European broadband and pay TV provider United Group has completed the acquisition of Bulgaria’s Vivacom, following approval of the merger by the EC in April. Vivacom has been the largest domestic operator in Bulgaria in terms of revenues for the last seven years. The company has 1.8 million customers to whom it provides a […]

SPI International/Filmbox takes raft of channels to Net1

Channel provider SPI International/Filmbox has struck a deal with Bulgarian telecom operator Net1 that will see 10 channels from SPI’s portfolio made available to Net1 subscribers. The line-up includes SPI’s premium movie channel FilmBox Extra, along with three other movie channels – FilmBox, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse – and a range of thematic channels. […]

New satellite pay TV operator for Bulgaria

A new Bulgarian DTH pay TV operator will begin operation on June 1. Neosat will offer around 210 TV channels and will use capacity on BulgariaSat-1, the country’s home-grown satellite that launched three years ago. Both Neosat and BulgariaSat, which is positioned in the 1.9° East orbital slot, are owned by Bulgarian businessman Maxim Zayakov. […]

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