Cyprus


Europol and AAPA shut down illegal streaming network

Europol and the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) have helped to dismantle an illegal IPTV streaming business following raids in Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece. Europol said that four people were arrested and 17 houses searched in a strike against a crime group suspected of hosting a large-scale illegal business, which allegedly distributed Greek, Cypriot and foreign […]

MTN launches Cyprus TV service

MTN has launched a TV service in Cyprus with channels from the BBC, NBCUniversal and Scripps among others. The South African telco is a network provider in Cyprus base and its new TV service in the territory is now live and the roster of channels from international firms includes BBC Earth and BBC Entertainment from BBC […]

Cyta Hellas chooses ADB for Greek triple-play service

Greek service provider Cyta Hellas, an offshoot of the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), is using technology from ADB and Alcatel-Lucent to deliver triple-play services. Cyta Hellas, whose Cytavision triple-play service was launched last December is delivering an IPTV service based on Alcatel-Lucent’s middleware wit ADB hybrid HD set-top boxes. The operator is also using ADB’s […]

English Club TV signs Cyprus deal with PrimeTel

English-language ‘edutainment’ channel The English Club TV Network has signed a deal with Cyprus-based operator PrimeTel. PrimeTel, which offers mobile, fixed line, internet and TV services in Cyprus, will offer the channel to new and existing TV package subscribers on a non-exclusive basis. “We are very pleased to have welcomed such an interesting, varied and […]

Banaxi plans to launch VOD service in central Europe

A Cyprus-based OTT service provider, Banaxi, has unveiled plans to launch a video-on-demand service in central Europe. Banaxi says it will specialise in offering premium video content from major film studios and larger TV companies as well as some local broadcasters and independent distributors. The offering will include a World Cinema section with original-language content, […]

BBC Knowledge launches in Cyprus

BBC Knowledge has launched in Cyprus for the first time after striking a deal with local service provider Cablenet. BBC Worldwide Channels has struck a distribution deal for BBC Knowledge with the operator to make it available on Cablenet’s digital basic package reaching 6,500 subscribers. Cablenet already carries BBC Entertainment and BBC World News on […]

PrimeTel chooses SmartLabs for hybrid TV platform

Cyprus service provider PrimeTel has chosen Russian technology company SmartLabs to provide a hybrid platform for the delivery of TV services. PrimeTel PLC offers traditional IPTV services and is now planning to promote DVB-T broadcasting with interactive services delivered over the internet. SmartLabs will deploy its SmartTUBE SDP Service Delivery Platform, SmartSPY monitoring solution, integrate […]

Trace for CYTA

France-based music and sports channel provider Trace has secured carriage for its Trace Sports, Trace Urban and Trace Tropical channels with Cypriot pay TV provider CYTA. The channels have been included in CYTA’s value package, which has over 40,000 subscribers.

SeaChange supplying Cablenet Cyprus with back office

Video technology provider SeaChange International is supplying its Adrenalin back-office infrastructure to Cyprus service provider Cablenet. The solution supports video-on-demand services, time-shift TV (start over TV, catch-up TV and network DVR) and price promotions.  SeaChange installed the back office and integrated with Cablenet’s existing SeaChange STAGIS and CASIS solutions. Cablenet provides cable TV, internet and […]

CYBC and Cyta secure Europa League rights

Cyprus public broadcaster CYBC and pay TV operator Cyta have been awarded rights to UEFA Europa League football for the 2012-15 seasons. CYBC will show the best live match as well as a highlights programme every week, while Cyta has been awarded the rights to all remaining games each match week. Up to five live […]