Maestro TV appeals against satellite dish confiscation

Georgian broadcaster Maestro TV is to appeal against the impounding of 10,000 satellite dishes by a Tbilisi court amidst allegations that it planned to distribute the dishes to rural viewers as part of a vote-buying plan orchestrated by opposition leader and businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili. Maestro TV says that its plan to distribute dishes for a […]

Georgia seizes Maestro TV satellites, alleging opposition vote-buying plan

The Tbilisi City Court has seized several thousand satellite dishes imported by Georgian broadcaster Maestro TV, following a request by the country’s state prosecutor, according to local reports. The prosecutor has alleged that Maestro TV intended to use the dishes as part of a ‘vote buying’ exercise on behalf of the country’s opposition. Maestro CEO […]

CTC launches in Caucasian region

Russian broadcaster CTC Media is launching its international channel in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan after striking a number of distribution deals. The international version of the CTC channel will launch in Armenia via cable platform Masttel, in Georgia via the Global Media Group and in Azerbaijan via Nur Duyasi. Boris Podolsky, CTC Media’s acting chief […]

Georgia gets first DTH platform

Georgia’s first DTH platform will launch this month. MagtiCom, the Georgian mobile and telecommunication company, will start broadcasting its MagtiSat DTH pay TV service on January 23. The platform will offer 75 TV channels arranged into three packages – Start, Basic and HD. SES will host the platform from its 31.5° East orbital position. David […]

MagtiCom to launch Georgia’s first DTH platform

Georgia’s first domestic DTH platform will launch in January. Telco MagtiCom will use SES Astra satellite capacity at 31.5° East to launch a pay TV service offering SD and HD channels on January 1 2012. David Lee, general director of MagtiCom said: “Together with SES we will accelerate the digitalisation in Georgia. With the excellent […]