Lattelecom adds TNT to offering

Telia-owned Latvia telco Lattelecom is to add Russian general entertainment channel TNT to its programming offer. Lattelecom will add TNT to its IPTV platform on July 1 as part of the Nashe Kino offering. The service will also be aired on the digital-terrestrial TV service operated by Lattelecom from July 11, taking the place of […]

Baltcom ‘puzzled’ by ruling on speed test

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has said it is “puzzled” by a decision by the country’s competition watchdog PTAC to prevent it using a recent recognition by internet speed analysis service that it provides the fastest internet service in the country. Testing technology developed by internet metrics specialist Ookla, the company behind, found that […]

Lattelecom launches Kids Corner

Latvian telecom operator Lattelecom has launched an on-demand service for kids. The service, Bērnu Stūrītis – Children’s Corner – will give access to a range of cartoon, with new content being added daily. Parents will have the ability to restrict viewing times and block any titles they don’t like. The service will be available via […]

Lattelecom passes TV subscriber milestone

Latvian telco Lattelecom has passed the milestone of 200,000 TV customers. The 200,000th customer, Kristers Grečs, received a free TV from Lattelecom chairman Juris Gulbis at Lattelecom’s customer service centre in Liepājā, the country’s third largest city. Lattelecom’s owner TeliaSonera controls the leading telcos in all three Baltic States. In Estonia, Elion reported 171,000 TV customers […]

Lattelecom launches permanent version of 360TV channel

Latvian telco Lattelecom has launched a permanent HD version of the 360TV pop-up channel it has periodically aired for special events. The channel will air round the clock with a specific theme for each day of the week – movies on Monday, hosted by Marta Līne, sports on Tuesday with Gustavs Terzens, ‘ideas’ on Wednesday […]

Filmbox channels to launch in Latvia

Latvian operators Lattelecom and Livas have each signed deals to carry Filmbox-branded movie and sport channels.  Telecom operator Lattelecom will offer FilmBox Baltic as part of its movie package and extreme sports channel Fast&FunBox as part of its sports offering. Cable operator Livas will offer FilmBox Baltic in its basic digital package and FightBox in […]

IPTV revamp gives boost to Teo

TeliaSonera-owned Lithuanian telco Teo saw its IPTV base rise by 24% last year to reach 131,000 – the fastest growth rate since the service was launched in 2006. The operator attributed the growth to a revamp of the service that simplified the user experience and introduced a number of new features.  “During the fourth quarter […]

Lattelecom teams up with online magazine for culture channel

Latvian telco Lattelecom has added a new ‘pop-up’ culture channel to its TV offering for evaluation by subscribers.  The telco has teamed up with internet culture magazine to launch Satori 360TV, a new channel that will offer a range of programming on art, literature and music. The channel will be available to Lattelecom TV […]

Fox taps Lattelecom for advertising sales

Fox International Channels (FIC) has struck a deal with Latvian telco Lattelecom that will see the latter manage advertising sales for Fox, Fox Life and National Geographic Channel in Latvia. From January next year, Lattelecom will be the exclusive advertising sales agent for the channels in the Baltic country. Arvils Kupris, Lattelecom’s TV business director, […]

New sports service for Latvia

A new sports channel, Best4Sport.TV, has launched in Latvia and has secured carriage on Lattelecom’s platform. The channel will air a range of popular sports content, including the Spanish ACB basketball league championship, which features a number of Latvian players, including Dāvis Bertāns, Rinalds Mālmanis, Kristaps Porziņģis and Rolands Šmits. Best4Sport.TV will cover about 90-100 […]