United Group first half lifted by Wind Hellas acquisition

South-eastern European service provider United Group, which operates broadband and pay TV service across the western Balkans and Greece, saw its half-year numbers boosted by its acquisition of Wind Hellas in Greece. Homes passed grew by 17% to 4.529 million compared to H1 2021, as a result of the Wind Hellas acquisition and organic growth. […]

Deutsche Telekom sees solid growth in German TV base

Telekom’s TV subscriber base in Germany increased by 2.7% to 4.039 million year-on-year in the second quarter, outperforming growth in fixed broadband access lines, which amounted to 1.9%. The company added 38,000 TV customers in the first half of the year, despite a decline in the number of fixed lines it serves and despite slower […]

United Group grows on back of Wind Hellas acquisition

South-Eastern European pay TV and broadband service provider United Group saw its revenue-generating unit base rise by 38% in the first quarter on the back of its acquisition of Greece’s Wind Hellas and Croatia’s Optima Telecom, along with acquisitions in Bulgaria and organic growth. United Group grew its RGU base to just over 15 million, […]

United Group sees solid subscriber and revenue growth

South-eastern European service provider United Group saw solid subscriber growth last year, while revenue increased by 63%. The group, which owns broadband, mobile and pay TV networks in the western Balkans, Greece and Bulgaria, saw its revenue-generating unit base increase by 4% year-on-year to 11.334 million, driven by its acquisition of Vivacom in Bulgaria as […]

Greece’s combined Nova-Wind team unveiled

South-eastern European service provider United Group has unveiled a joint management team for Greek pay TV operator Nova and service provider subsidiary Wind that will lead the merger of the two businesses, furthering its goal of creating a strong alternative provider of fixed, mobile and pay TV services in the Greek market. As previously announced, […]

Greece’s ERT launches updated OTT service

Greek public broadcaster ERT has launched an updated version of its ERTFlix OTT offering. The broadcaster tapped the expertise of Greek systems specialist Telmaco and tech provider Insys Video Technologies to supply the backend implementation and updated interface for the streaming service. ERTFlix provides users with access to five live channels and movies, series, and […]

OTE commits to €3bn investment in fibre

Deutsche Telekom-owned Greek telco OTE has committed to invest over €3 billion by 2027 in upgrading its fixed network. OTE Group plans to bring fibre-to-the-home to to 3 million households and businesses. The company has also taken a decision to upgrade, free of charge, the fixed broadband speeds that its Cosmote customers enjoy, subject to […]

United Group’s Nova secures first-run NBCUniversal content

United Group-owned Greek pay TV operator Nova has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution for first run pay window rights for NBCUniversal’s films and TV series.  Feature films that will premiere exclusively on Novacinema channels include: F9: The Fast Saga, as well as all eight previous movies in the blockbuster Fast & Furious movie franchise, […]

United Group’s Nova makes key appointments

United Group-owned Greek pay TV operator Nova has made a series of key management appointments including a new head of its media unit and a new chief commercial officer. Other appointments include a business commercial director and executives to lead functions including marketing, HR and legal. Kiki Silvestriadou has been named CEO of Nova Media. Silvestriadou joins […]

Greek version of MyZen TV launches with Vodafone

Canal+-owned channel distributor Thema has landed a deal to launch MyZen TV on Vodafone Greece’s TV service. The agreement also marks the launch of the localized version of the channel in Greek. Vodafone TV subscribers will get access to the women-skewed lifestyle channel within three packages: Basic, EBT or Basic plus Kids, and Premium – Basic plus […]

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