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Deutsche Telekom posts modest TV gains

Deutsche Telekom has recorded a modest increase in its TV base for the quarter to June, with mixed results in its central and eastern European operations, amidst a solid overall performance boosted by its US business. Deutsche Telekom saw its German TV base increase by 1.5% quarter-on-quarter to 3.24 million at the end of June, […]

Kagan: Vodafone will look to quad-play in CEE, may sell off DTH

Vodafone is likely to introduce quad-play offerings and may sell off its newly-acquired DTH satellite services in central and eastern Europe, according to S&P Kagan. According to the analyst group, Vodafone may view the introduction of quad-play offerings as advantage in what are competitive and fairly saturated markets in the region. Vodafone’s deal with Liberty […]

Vodafone to pay €18.4bn for Liberty Global assets in Europe

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion. Vodafone said the deal will create a “converged national challenger to the dominant incumbent in Germany” and claimed that it will also transform its fixed line and convergence strategy in key Central […]

Deutsche Telekom adds to TV base

Deutsche Telekom added 54,000 TV customers in Germany and 27,000 in the rest of Europe in the quarter to March. The company had 3.193 million IPTV and satellite customers in Germany at the end of March and 4.271 million IPTV, satellite and cable customers elsewhere in Europe. In Greece, the operator’s local subsidiary OTE had […]

New chief executive for Magyar Telekom

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom has named Tibor Rékasi as its new CEO following the resignation of previous chief executive Christopher Mattheisen. Mattheisen will leave the company on July 1 after the board approved the termination of his contract at his own request. He had served as Magyar Telekom’s CEO since 2006, during which […]

Telenor sells CEE operations to O2 and Nova Group owner PPF

Telenor has agreed to sell its central and eastern European assets to private equity outfit PPF Group for €2.8 billion in a move that will see the Norwegian telco exit its wholly-owned mobile operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. PPF owns multi-play provider 02 Czech Republic, which it acquired from Telefónica in 2013, but […]

New CEO for UPC Poland

Robert Redeleanu is to take over from Frans-Willem de Kloet as CEO of Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland. Redeleanu, who is currently CEO of UPC Hungary and Romania, will replace De Kloet, who is leaving the company, on April 1. Redeleanu has served as CEO of UPC Romania since 2013, taking responsibility for the Hungarian operation […]

Magyar Telekom adds ShortsTV to line-up

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian service provider Magyar Telekom has added short movies channel ShortsTV to its content line-up. ShortsTV, which is distributed across the US and Europe, and which features professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short movies from around the world as well as its own original programming, will be available on channel 162 […]

HBO Go launches as OTT TV service in CEE

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

Höttges: sports and drama boosting Deutsche Telekom’s TV base

Investment in sports and drama content is helping fuel growth in Deutsche Telekom’s domestic TV base, according to CEO Timotheus Höttges. Hailing the addition of 65,000 subscribers to the Entertain service’s TV base over the last year, Höttges, speaking after the company posed its Q3 figures, said that Telekom’s “broad range of products and services […]

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