Croatia


T-Hrvatski Telekom secures volleyball rights

Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian service provider T-Hrvatski Telekom has secured exclusive rights to national volleyball after striking an exclusive three-year deal with the Croatian Volleyball Association. The operator will air coverage of matches in HD on its Arenasport channels as part of its MAXtv offering on both IPTV and satellite as well as via its streaming […]

United Group commits to €600 million investment in SE Europe

South-eastern European pay TV operator United Group is to invest over €600 million in the region over the next five years. The multi-play telecoms and media provider, founded in 2000 by local entrepreneur Dragan Šolak, will use the money to build on its track record of investing in local infrastructure, creating jobs and unlocking business […]

Telekom Srbija and SES partner on new channel distribution deal

Telekom Srbija has agreed a new deal with SES to distribute a new TV bouquet to cable and IPTV networks across Europe – with a focus on Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro. The new multi-year agreement will see Telekom Srbija lease satellite capacity on Astra 3B and make its new TV package available […]

Deutsche Telekom adds to TV base

Deutsche Telekom added 54,000 TV customers in Germany and 27,000 in the rest of Europe in the quarter to March. The company had 3.193 million IPTV and satellite customers in Germany at the end of March and 4.271 million IPTV, satellite and cable customers elsewhere in Europe. In Greece, the operator’s local subsidiary OTE had […]

A1 Telekom Austria sees pay TV grow but fixed-line business declines

A1 Telekom Austria saw its domestic and international fixed-line base decline in the first quarter, with growth in pay TV failing to offset a near across-the-board decline in fixed broadband and phone customers. Telekom Austria saw its domestic Austrian TV base increase by 4.1% to 302,000 in the first quarter, while its fixed broadband base […]

Croatia’s HRT launches news channel for international audience

Croatian public broadcaster HRT is to launch new free-to-air news channel HRT-HTV 5 to an international audience on the Eutelsat satellite platform. HRT has signed a multi-year agreement to take capacity at Eutelsat’s Hotbird position at 13° East to deliver the channel to an international viewr base across Europe and the Middle East. HRT-HTV 5 […]

A+E Networks extends H2 reach in Croatia and Poland

A+E Networks has secured new distribution for its H2 channel in Poland and Croatia. From this month, H2 is available in over 600,000 new homes across the two countries following deals with Polish cable operator Vectra and Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom. H2 is available on Vectra’s Platinum and Super HD packages and on Hrvatski Telekom’s […]

HBO green-lights first original drama from Adria region

HBO Adria, a subsidiary of HBO Europe focused on the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, has greenlit its first drama, which comes from Macedonian screenwriter Marjan Alčevski. The series, titled Success (Uspjeh), has been in development since 2016, when HBO Europe unveiled plans to produce a range of originals from the Adria region. Success is created […]

HBO takes Go direct-to-consumer in seven more CEE countries

HBO is expanding direct-to-consumer distribution of its TV everywhere service to seven more countries in the CEE region. HBO Go is now available as an OTT TV service in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The move follows the launch earlier this month of the service as a direct-to-consumer service in Hungary, […]

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom extend partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have partnered up to give all of the latter’s customers access to the streaming service. Telekom customers in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands have already experienced the benefits of the partnership. From this October, EntertainTV customers in Germany have been able to access the Netflix content in 4K on the EntertainTV […]