Latvia’s Tet eyes streaming white label market following Telia Latvija acquisition

Latvian network operator and technology company Tet has outlined plans to target the media services, streaming and OTT solutions market following its acquisition earlier this of Telia Latvija. Tet acquired 100% control of IT and media solutions provider Telia Latvija in June. Former parent Telia remains a 49.9% shareholder of Tet, with the Latvian government […]

Tet makes OTT platform available as white label product

Latvian service provider, technology and entertainment company Tet, formerly Lattelecom, is to make the technology behind its Tet+ OTT offering available as a white label platform, enabling third-party providers to use it under their own brands. The à la carte OTT platform allows customers to personalise their TV packages and combine them with streaming services. […]

Lattelecom becomes Tet

Latvian telecom operator Lattelecom has changed its name to Tet, which will serve as the company’s brand for all activities going forwards. WiFi networks will adopt the Tet name from tomorrow, while the group’s retail stores will be rebadged in the course of the month. Lattelecom said that Tet would serve as the groups’ brand […]

HBO launches in Baltic states on Telia platforms

HBO is launching on Telia’s platforms and Latvia’s LMT network in the Baltic states. In Latvia, HBO will be available on Telia-backed telco Lattelcom’s network and on Lattelecom and Telia-backed mobile operator LMT’s network. The launch will bring content including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Westworld and True Detective to Latvian subscribers, with most […]

TV launches boost Lattelecom in first half

Latvian telecom operator Lattelecom has attributed a 9% uplift in turnover and a 6% increase in profit in the first half of the year to increased revenue from TV services as well as new business areas. Lattelecom said it had increased its interactive TV customer base and highlighted the success of its Shortcut app, which […]

Lattelecom launching new advanced TV platform

Latvian telco Lattelecom is to launch a new TV platform combining its entertainment offerings spanning TV, series, films, user-generated content and eSport under a new brand, Helio iTV. Helio iTV will replace Lattelecom’s current interactive TV platform in stages from the end of this month, providing what the company says will be a more advanced […]

Lattelecom taps AI to analyse TV ad views

Latvian telecom operator Lattelecom has tapped technology outfit Apply to develop an analytics tool for online TV advertising and audiences across the country. The Claara analytics tool collects data in real time from over 220,000 Latvian homes, providing data for advertisers that can be accessed via the portal. Lattelecom describes Claara as an artificial […]

Latvian government to respond as Telia warns it could sell up

Latvian prime minister Māris Kučinskis has said he will respond by November to Nordic telco Telia’s threat to sell its stakes in mobile operator LMT and fixed-line telco Lattelecom if the Latvian government blocks the planned merger of the pair. Telia has promoted the combination of the fixed and mobile companies in order to drive convergence […]

Telia hopeful of fixed-mobile convergence merger in Latvia

Telia has welcomed a proposal to merge Latvian fixed-line telco Lattelecom and the leading Latvian mobile operator LMT from consultants KPMG, who were hired by the Latvian government to study strategic alternatives for the pair. Swedish-Finnish telco Telia holds separate 49% stakes in both operators. Lattelecom itself holds a 23% stake in LMT. The Latvian […]

Telia boosted by solid TV numbers

Nordic telco Telia’s second quarter performance was boosted by a solid growth in TV numbers, although its financial performance in its domestic Swedish market fell short of expectations. Telia has been struggling to recover from a series of scandals that hit it last year over alleged bribery of government officials in Uzbekistan. Telia overall reported […]

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