Chello Central Europe

Chello Central Europe names new country chief

AMC Networks-owned channel provider Chello Central Europe has named Telefónica Czech Republic executive Evzen Chlanda as its new country manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Chlanda, who was director of demand management at Telefónica and has also worked as director of UPC Direct in the Czech Republic, will replace Ales Fabik, who will retire […]

Chello CE channels move into drama with FremantleMedia deal

Channel operator Chello Central Europe has acquired a 270-hour package of programming from FremantleMedia International. Five Chello channels – Spektrum, Spektrum Home, Film Mania, Film Café and TV Paprika – will get the FMI shows, and the film channels are acquiring drama series for the first time. The package includes over 70 hours of Jamie […]

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 signs ShortsTV distribution deal

Chello Central Europe will distribute the Shorts TV short movie network in Central and Eastern Europe, through a deal with the channel’s owner Shorts International.  Chello Central Europe will distribute the HD version of ShortsTV in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Balkans. The deal follows ShortsTV’s move into Romania in […]

Trace appoints Chello Central Europe as CE distributor

Music, sports and lifestyle channel provider Trace Media Group has appointed Liberty Global unit Chello Central Europe to distribute its channels in central and eastern Europe. The deal will see Chello Central Europe distribute trace’s three channels – Trace Sports, Trace Urban and Trace Tropical – in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and […]

UPC Slovakia adds Megamax

Chello Central Europe’s kids channel Megamax has launched on UPC Slovakia’s cable network. Megamax has a target audience of boys aged 7-14 years and airs animated series including X-Men, Iron Kid and Twisted Whiskers. It will launch on December 1 in the Basic Digital package, airing between 07:00 and 22:00.

Chello CE rebrands Filmmuzeum and Zone Romantica

Chello Central Europe is rebranding its two movie channels, Flimmuzeum and Zone Romantica to Film Mania and Film Café. The rebranded channels will be launched on July 2 with new identities and logos designed to attract a wider audience. Film Mania and Film Café will offer a combination of popular films and TV series focusing […]

Chello Central Europe wins La Liga rights

Chello Central Europe has won the rights to air Spanish La Liga football. The Liberty Global-owned channel provider will air matches from the Primera Division on its Sport1 and Sport2 channels in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the next three seasons. “This acquisition underlines our commitment to football fans in the region as […]

Chello picks up La Liga soccer rights

The Sport1 and Sport2 central and eastern European sports channels have acquired TV rights to games from the Spanish La Liga soccer division. The deal runs for three seasons. The channels are owned by Liberty Global’s content division Chello Central Europe and the soccer games covered by the rights deal will be aired on Sport1 […]