Euronews moves ahead with Georgian channel

International news channel Euronews has completed an agreement with Georgian telecom provider Silknet to launch Euronews Georgia, a new channel and digital platform aimed at a Georgian-speaking audience. The agreement follows a MoU between the pair signed in July. Euronews has in the past year signed franchise agreements to launch Euronews Albania and Euronews Serbia. The  new channel […]

NTV+ launches on Apple TV and debuts new Georgia pay TV service

Russian pay TV provider NTV+ has launched an app for the Apple TV platform that allows users to watch over 180 channels on TV via the device. Owners of Apple TV boxes will be able to sign up for NTV+’s Supersport, Supersport Premium, football, kids, movies and factual packages via the app. Subscribers will also […]

New chief for Georgian public broadcaster

The Georgian Public Broadcaster has named Vasil Maghlaperidze as its new director-general. Maghlaperidze was chosen by the broadcaster’s board of trustees from a line-up of 15 candidates and a shortlist of five. Maghlaperidze, who succeeds Giorgi Baratashvili, the broadcaster’s previous director-general who resigned last year, previously served as producer of the 2030 show on GDS […]

Orion Express teams up with Super TV for international expansion

Russian pay TV operator Orion Express is ramping up its plans to expand into neighbouring countries, beginning at the end of last week with Georgia, following its 2013 launch in Kyrgyzstan. In Georgia, Orion Express has teamed up with Tbilisi-based local player Super TV. In addition to providing technology for the service, Orion Express is […]

RTL International goes live

RTL Group’s new entertainment channel aimed at German speakers and ex-pats around the world has launched in Canada, Southern Africa, Australia, Israel and Georgia. RTL International, a pay channel, is available via satellite, cable, IP and over-the-top platforms. As of March it will also be available online and as an app. Current platform partners are […]

YouTube now localised in 85 countries

YouTube has now launched local versions of the video service in 85 countries, having added the Adriatics, Baltics, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Announcing its further global push, YouTube said that more than 80% of YouTube’s billions of views each day now come from people watching in countries outside the US. “We want to […]

Georgia moves ahead with digital switchover

Georgia reportedly switched off its analogue TV feed in capital Tbilisi yesterday, with plans to roll out digital coverage across the country in the next eight to nine weeks. According to news site, that the analogue signal was cut in a digital broadcasting zone that covers Tbilisi, Sagarejo region, Kojori, Rustavi and Marneuli, with […]

Eutelsat chosen for new Georgian satellite platform

Georgian media company JSC Global Contact Consulting has partnered with Eutelsat Communications to launch a new satellite broadcasting platform called Global TV. Global Contact Consulting is to launch its DTH service later this month, starting with four free-to-air channels before expanding to include a wider range of Georgian and international stations. It has signed a […]

More capacity for Georgia’s MagtiSat

Georgian mobile and telecommunication company MagtiCom signed an agreement with satellite operator SES for a fourth transponder at the Astra 31.5 degrees East orbital position after the first year of operations of MagtiSat, Georgia’s first domestic DTH satellite platform. MagtiSat will use the four transponders to offer up to 100 popular Georgian and foreign digital […]

Eurosport 2 extends reach in CIS

Eurosport has extended the reach of its Eurosport 2 channel to all 11 CIS countries including Russia and Ukraine. The feed enhances Eurosport 2’s existing international programming offer in the region with six live football matches from the German Bundesliga each week. The launch in the CIS also covers former member Georgia and means that […]