Turner chooses Levira for Scandi playout

Turner Broadcasting has chosen Estonia-based media services provider Levira to provide playout of Cartoon Network’s localised version for Sweden and TNT HD for Denmark. Levira will provide SD and HD opt-out services for localisation for the channels. “We have been working together with Turner for more than five years and are delighted to continue having […]

Elion sees subscriber boost

Estonian service provider Elion ended September with 150,132 IPTV subscribers, up 11% year-on-year. The operator’s internet subscriber base was up 6% to 209,089, while 115,000 took a triple-play package. Elion reported revenues for the nine months ending September 30 of €150.5 million, down €8.7 million year-on-year. EBITDA was down €5.6 million to €40.1 million.

Levira makes appointment for CEE expansion

Estonia-based transmission services provider Levira has appointed Gabriel Cocean as sales executive for playout and media management services. Levira said the appointment would help with its planned expansion into other central and eastern European territories. Cocean previously worked at IPTV software provider Espial. “The central and eastern Europe is the key region for the continued […]

Elion adds Russian channels to DVR service

Estonian service provider Elion has added five Russian-language channels to its network DVR service, joining seven Estonian channels and three international channels on the service. Elion has added Russian channels PBK, TV3 Plus, Ren Estonija Planeta RTR and NTV Mir to the service, joining Estonian channels ETV, Channel 2, TV3, ETV2, Kanal 11, TV-6 and […]

Levira names CEE sales executive

Estonia-based transmission services provider Levira has named Plamen Yankov as sales executive for central and eastern Europe. Yankov, who will be based in Sofia, Bulgaria and will report to Indrek Lepp, director of the division of media services at Levira, was previously sales manager at Playbox Technology. “We are very pleased to have Plamen joining […]

Viasat extends Hockey deal

Modern Times Group’s pay TV arm Viasat Broadcasting has extended the exclusive pay TV broadcast rights and acquired online rights for the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Viasat has also acquired the exclusive free TV rights for Latvia, from the start of the 2012-2013 season and until the end of 2014-2015 […]

Estonia’s Elion nears 150,000 IPTV subs

Estonian IPTV operator Elion ended June with 146,500 TV customers. The telco added 4,000 new TV subs during the first six months of 2012. At the end of June, its TV market share stood at 41%. Elion added 3,000 new broadband subs in the first half of the year, ending June with a total of […]

Elion extends movie rental period

Estonian IPTV provider Elion has extended the rental period for its video-on-demand titles. Customers will now have access to movies for 48 hours instead of 24. Rental prices remain unchanged.

Viasat Motor makes Baltic debut

MTG-backed commercial broadcaster Viasat has launched its pay-channel Viasat Motor in the Baltic region. The channel has secured rights for various motor events, including Formula1, Moto GP, and Nascar. It joins Viasat’s other channels for the Baltic region that include Viasat Sport Baltic, Viasat Golf and Viasat Premier League HD. Viasat Motor SD will be […]

Starman to launch VOD with SeaChange

Estonian cable operator Starman is rolling out a VOD platform based on the SeaChange Adrenalin back office. The offering, scheduled to launch this year, will include VOD, catch-up and nDVR services. Separately, Starman is also rolling out SeaChange’s eventIS CASIS system to update its DVB Service Information operation.