Emerging markets

NBCU UK and emerging markets chief set to exit

Long-serving London-based NBCUniversal executive Colin McLeod is to leave the US media giant’s international operation this year, DTVE sister title TBI has revealed. NBCUniversal International’s managing director for the UK and emerging markets will leave the business after a decade. He will remain with the business into the second quarter of 2017, with a recruitment […]

NBCU merging UK and EMEA channels business under Colin McLeod

NBCUniversal is merging its UK and emerging markets channels business under its current central and eastern Europe managing director Colin McLeod, DTVE has learned. McLeod will be managing director of the UK and emerging markets business and the UK managing director role occupied by Nicky Douglas will be abolished. DTVE understands that Douglas and a […]

TiVo expands emerging market footprint with Cubiware deal

TiVo has acquired Poland-based Cubiware, a firm that provides software for emerging market pay TV operators, in a bid to expand its international presence.  TiVo said that the deal will allow it to expand in 25 countries and to offer a wider set of cost-effective solutions for TV operators around the world. “Cubiware immediately accelerates […]

Emerging markets to drive satellite pay TV growth

Growth in emerging markets will help push the number of satellite pay TV homes globally up by over 60 million between now and 2020, according to a report by Digital TV Research. According to Digital TV Research, satellite pay TV homes will grow to 265 million by 2020, up from 203 million at the end […]

MTG reports strong sales, Nordic gains

Modern Times Group (MTG) reported record sales in the first quarter, with lower revenues in its Scandinavian free TV business offset by sales growth in Nordic pay TV and free TV in emerging markets. Announcing the results, MTG said that enhanced efficiency in its traditional business helped to fuel growth in its digital businesses and […]

MTG appoints Liberty exec for emerging pay TV markets role

Modern Times Group (MTG) has appointed Liberty Global executive Rotem Hakim as its director of business development for pay TV emerging markets. Hakim will take the role in MTG-owned Viasat Broadcasting’s pay TV emerging markets team as of May 26. He joins from Liberty Global, where he has worked for 10 years, most recently as […]