Czech Republic


Intelsat boosted by Slovak Telekom DTH deal

Intelsat has struck a significant satellite transponder deal with Slovak Telecom that the satellite operator has hailed as one of the largest and longest agreements of its kind in the CEE region for a number of years. The deal will provide Slovak with three new transponders for extra capacity, so the company can bring more […]

CME owner Petr Kellner killed in helicopter crash

Petr Kellner, the Czech Republic’s richest man and owner of media group Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has been killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska. Kellner, whose PPF investment vehicle took over CME from previous majority owner AT&T in 2019 in a deal that valued the company at US$2.1 billion, was killed on a […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow in ‘most successful year’ ever

Deutsche Telekom saw 74,000 customers in its domestic German market sign up for its MagentaTV service in the fourth quarter of last year, taking the company’s domestic TV total base to 3.6 million, up 7.9% year-on-year. By comparison, the telco’s overall broadband base was up 1.2% to 13.73 million. Its fibre broadband subscriber number was […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

Czech police take down pirate streamers

A group of pirates who illegally streamed EPL football and other sports events have been tackled by Czech police. The exclusive broadcast rights to these events are held by Digi CZ, and the company confirmed on Tuesday that the group had been taken care of. This is the second time this year that Digi has […]

Deutsche Telekom sees strong TV growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom saw solid growth in its TV base in Germany in the year to December, but a mixed performance in its central and eastern European markets. Deutsche Telekom had 3.353 million TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 6.8% year-on-year. TV revenues in Germany amounted to €1.483 billion, up 5.9%. […]

Slovakia’s JOJ acquires Czech channel provider Československá Filmová Společnost

Slovakian commercial broadcast outfit JOJ Group has agreed the acquisition of 100% control of Czech channel provider Československá Filmová Společnost, which operates channels CS Film, CS Mini, Horor film, War TV and Kinosvět and online video portal Filmpopular.cz. JOJ Group parent company Slovenská Produkčná’s acquisition of Československá Filmová Společnost is conditional on approval by regulator […]

Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic tap MediaKind for TV technology

Deutsche Telekom-owned Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic have chosen MediaKind, the former Ericsson Media Solutions, to provide technology for IPTV services across the two countries. The agreement with Slovak Telekom involves an upgrading of the latter’s existing Magio IPTV service, while T-Mobile Czech Republic is using MediaKind to power its new IPTV service in […]

Deutsche Telekom TV numbers up as convergence fuels growth

Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets. Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products […]

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