OTE holds TV base steady despite competitive pressures

Deutsche Telekom-owned Greek telecom operator OTE saw its TV base slip back very marginally in the second quarter, with the loss of 634 subscribers, to take its total to 647,897. That number was still up year-on-year by 1%, but contrasted with ongoing growth in broadband subs. The telco said it had held its TV base […]

Greece’s Cosmote TV renews FIM MotoGP broadcasting deal

Greek pay TV platform Cosmote TV has renewed its broadcasting deal with FIM MotoGP World Championship through to 2026. Cosmote TV will continue to exclusively broadcast the motorcycle racing circuit in Greece on Cosmote Sport channels as part of the extended three-year contract. MotoGP coverage will include all of the Grands Prix, practice sessions, qualifying […]

Premier Sports Ireland and Nova Greece secure Wimbledon rights

Viaplay-owned Premier Sports in Ireland and United Group-owned Nova in Greece are among the latest media groups to announce deals to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis championships. The Premier Sports deal gives the Viaplay-owned outfit rights to cover the event on its linear channels Premier Sports 1 and 2 as well as providing three red button […]

OTE TV base edges up as move to fibre accelerates

Greek telco OTE TV subscriber base reached 649,000 in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 1.9% compared to 2022, despite what it described as competitive challenges and the persistence of piracy. OTE said that, consistent with its strategy to invest in and offer superior TV content to its customers, it was leveraging its […]

United Group’s Nova passes 400k subscribers

United Group-owned Greek pay TV outfit Nova – formerly known as Forthnet – has passed the milestone of 400,000 subscribers, according to the company. Nova said its growth was attributable to its implementation of United Group’s EON advanced TV platform. EON offers a programme guide, personalized content recommendation engine, remote control, profile creation, voice support […]

Greece’s Vodafone TV secures multi-year deal Warner Bros. Discovery

Greece’s Vodafone TV has struck a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Discovery.  The expanded partnership includes exclusive first-run Warner Bros. movies as well as series and documentaries from HBO and the HBO MAX catalog. Vodafone TV subscribers, on the Triple Play Fiber 100 plans available from €26.50, will have access to a slate Warner Bros. titles including, The Batman, Dune, The Matrix […]

Greece’s Antenna appoints Linda Jensen as CEO

Former HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen has resurfaced as group CEO of Greece’s Antenna Group. In her new role she will take charge of a broad portfolio of free and pay TV channels including leading commercial network ANT1. Explaining Jensen’s appointment, Antenna Group chairman Theodore Kyriakou said: “her substantial experience and unique track record will […]

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, […]

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