Bulgaria’s bTV Media Group taps PlayBox Neo

Bulgaria’s TV provider bTV Media Group is to use technology specialist PlayBox Neo’s playout servers for integration into a disaster recovery facility, designed to safeguard bTV’s broadcast channels against any discontinuity in the main transmission feeds. The playout technology company’s Channel-in-a-Box is a turnkey playout server solution for broadcasting a single or multi TV channel […]

Vivacom completes acquisition of Telnet

Bulgarian telecommunications company, Vivacom has completed the acquisition of Telnet, following backlash from local competitors, A1 Bulgaria and Yettel Bulgaria. Telnet is one of the leading providers in Northern Bulgaria with over 110 settlements in the regions of Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo and Ruse. The operator offers services for private and business customers, as well as […]

SPI International’s FilmBox+ joins Bulsatcom

Canal+-owned channel, FAST and streaming provider SPI International has integrated igts streaming service, FilmBox+, in Bulgaria with Bulsatcom. The partnership will see FilmBox+ integrated within the Bulsatcom portfolio, as well as into Bulsatcom’s b•box set-top-box at a special price of BGN3.99 for customers of the operator. FilmBox+ provides access to a video-on-demand (VOD) catalogue and live channels […]

Vivacom calls Yettel and A1’s concerns following CPC decision an act of “collusion”

Vivacom has called the statements made by A1 and Yettel (Bulgaria) operated by PPF Telecom on Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) approval of the company’s acquisition of Networks-Bulgaria an act of collusion against the company. The company said the allegations made by the pair were “wildly inaccurate”, “misleading” and inconsistent with the CPC’s […]

VOYO Bulgaria acquires SVOD rights to a trio of dramas

The bTV Media Group’s digital platform VOYO Bulgaria has acquired the SVOD rights to a trio of dramas, including two crime thrillers and a romantic drama. The deal was finalised with independent content distributor, GoQuest Media. Crime thriller Rats, Serbian spy thriller Civil Servant and romantic drama Secrets of the Grapevine are among the slate of […]

A1 Bulgaria continues sports rights expansion with French Cup deal

A1 Bulgaria’s sports service MAX Sport has acquired the live rights to the French Cup TV rights from the French Football Federation (FFF). The deal runs for four seasons and kicks off on January 6 with Chateauroux vs Paris Saint-Germain. Owned by A1 Telekom Austria, A1 Bulgaria has built up a strong portfolio of soccer […]

A1 Bulgaria taps 3SS for Android TV app

A1 Telekom Austria Group-owned Bulgarian service provider A1 Bulgaria has tapped 3 Screen Solutions to power a new app that enables viewing of its Xplore TV offering on Android TV sets.  A1 Bulgaria is now providing OTT viewing experiences, enabled by 3SS, for owners of Android smart TVs. This service launch kicked off phase two […]

United Group grows on back of Wind Hellas acquisition

South-Eastern European pay TV and broadband service provider United Group saw its revenue-generating unit base rise by 38% in the first quarter on the back of its acquisition of Greece’s Wind Hellas and Croatia’s Optima Telecom, along with acquisitions in Bulgaria and organic growth. United Group grew its RGU base to just over 15 million, […]

United Group sees solid subscriber and revenue growth

South-eastern European service provider United Group saw solid subscriber growth last year, while revenue increased by 63%. The group, which owns broadband, mobile and pay TV networks in the western Balkans, Greece and Bulgaria, saw its revenue-generating unit base increase by 4% year-on-year to 11.334 million, driven by its acquisition of Vivacom in Bulgaria as […]

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 […]

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