Bulgaria


Vivacom hails IPTV success

Bulgarian telecom service provider Vivacom reported 410,000 pay TV customers at the end of 2016, of whom 42% took its advanced IPTV service. The figure means that Vivacom added 41,000 TV customers in the course of 2016, representing growth in its base of 11%. The 42% that took IPTV at the end of the year […]

Telekom Austria sees TV progress

Telekom Austria grew its domestic and international TV base in the fourth quarter and full 2016 financial year, with demand for higher bandwidth and TV products contributing to a stabilisation of its ARPU in its domestic Austrian market. The operator grew its Austrian TV subscriber base to 284,000, up from 278,700 at the end of […]

TV helps Telekom Austria offset falling voice revenue

Broadband and TV growth in Austria – and in Croatia– helped Telekom Austria partly compensate declining voice revenues in its home market in the third quarter.  Telekom Austria had 278,700 TV customers in Austria, up from 263,000 at the same point last year, out of a total broadband revenue-generating base of 1.473 million. In Croatia, […]

Nova TV testing interest in premium sports OTT

Bulgarian broadcaster Nova TV is attempting to gauge consumer interest in premium OTT TV via its launch of Gong.bg Play, a premium live sports service it recently launched and which currently has 8,000 active subscribers. Speaking at Digital TV CEE in Budapest, Dimitar Radev, head of content distribution and new platforms at Nova, said 8,000 […]

AMC agrees Croatia, Bulgaria deals with Telekom Austria

AMC is extending its reach in Croatia and Bulgaria thanks to a deal between AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – Central Europe and Telekom Austria Group. The AMC channel launches today via Telekom Austria-owned Croatian operator, VIPnet. In Bulgaria distribution will be extended to mobile operator Mobitel and cable operator Blizoo – both of which are […]

Consortium buyout of Bulgaria’s Vivacom complete

A consortium led by Bulgarian businessman Spas Roussev has completed its 100% buyout of Bulgarian Communications Company (BTC), which operates under the name Vivacom. The consortium, named Viva Telecom, counts Roussev as its largest shareholder and has a number of minority investors, including Russian bank VTB. Viva Telecom completed the deal by buying 100% of shares […]

Telekom Austria sees solid pay TV growth

Pay TV continued to pay dividends for Telekom Austria in the second quarter, with solid subscriber growth. Telekom Austria had 276,200 pay TV customers in Austria at the end of the second quarter, up 6.6% year-on-year. Fixed broadband customers grew 3.1% to 1,468,800. TV and broadband revenues partly offset declining voice revenues, boosted by the […]

Telekom Austria sees strong TV growth

Telekom Austria achieved strong TV subscriber growth in the year to March, with growth across its domestic and central and eastern European operations.  Telekom Austria saw its domestic TV base rise by 7% to 273,600 year-on-year in the first quarter. In Bulgaria, the acquisition of cable operator Blizoo resulted in a rise in its TV […]

Fight Channel Bulgarian launch

Fight Channel Group has launched Fight Channel World HD on the Extended Basic tier of Bulgarian cable operator Diana Cable TV OOD, alongside a number of other cable operator in the country, including Net1 Ltd, VioRa Interactive Ltd, Delta Ltd, Scat Retekom Ltd, Pleven Sprint Ltd and Intervizion 2010 Ltd. Fight Channel Group provides two […]

Vice Media pushes into eastern Europe with Antenna Group

Vice Media has teamed up with Greece’s Antenna Group to expand further in central and eastern Europe, rolling out operations in Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia. The move follows the pair’s existing collaboration in Greece, Serbia and Romania. Vice will launch new editorial and production operations to create and distribute its […]

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