CME appoints permanent CFO

CEE-focussed broadcast group CME has confirmed David Sturgeon as its permanent CFO. Sturgeon has been serving in the role since late 2013 and will now take the role on a full-time basis. He steps up from his previous role of deputy CFO having originally joined CME in 2005 as group financial controller. The appointment comes […]

More management changes at CME

CEE-focussed broadcast group CME has appointed industry veteran Pavel Stanchev boss of its operations in Bulgaria. He will replace Vicky Politova, who is leaving CME at the end of the month “to pursue other interests”. Stanchev will oversee the free-to-air BTV channel in Bulgaria. He joins from Antenna South-East Europe where, as CEO, he has […]

Telekom Austria selects Agama for satellite monitoring

Telekom Austria has selected Agama Technologies to provide quality assurance services for its new satellite pay-TV platform.  Agama will monitor and give service assurance to Telekom Austria Group’s direct2home product, which is targeted at broadcasting companies and telecommunication operators in Central and Eastern Europe. Telekom Austria Group launched its direct2home service at IBC. It is designed to let […]

Chello appoints Tematic to handle Romanian operations

Chello Central Europe has appointed CEE TV channel distribution specialist Tematic Cable to manage its Romanian operations.  Chello Central Europe recently said that it would restructure its Romanian business and appoint a local agent to handle sales and marketing, as it plans to close its Bucharest office on September 30, 2013. Chello Central Europe’s business […]

Chello restructures CEE channels unit

Chellomedia has restructured its channels distribution unit at its CEE division. The company, the content and channels division of pay TV firm Liberty Global, said it had “restructured its sales operations to achieve an even more streamlined and efficient workflow.” The rejig sees Alena Blahovcova, VP affiliate sales, leave the company and Balázs Hajós being […]

Discovery launches new brand in CEE, boosts HD offering

Discovery has launched new HD channels including a new brand – Discovery Turbo Xtra HD – in central and eastern Europe. Discovery Turbo Xtra HD launches today on the Dsmart platform in Turkey and Orange Romania’s recently launched TV service. The channel’s programming focuses on male-focused areas of interest including cars, engineering feats, gadgets, extreme […]

Syfy Kids heads for CEE

KidsCo is set to launch its joint Syfy Kids programming block in Central and Eastern Europe in June 2013. The NBC Universal and Corus Entertainment co-owned children’s channel will air the block of shows – through a partnership with NBCU-owned science fiction channel Syfy – at peak times and fully dubbed. The partnership, which was […]