Lattelecom claims success for festival pop-up channel

Latvian telecom operator Lattelecom has claimed a strong audience response for its music festival pop-up channel, Positivus TV. According to Lattelecom, over 14,000 households out of its total base of 130,000 homes tuned in to the channel, which ran for the month and a half of the Positivus Festival. Lattelecom said that viewers watched a […]

Lattelecom replaces Russian channels

Latvian telco Lattelecom is adding new channels to its Russian language TV line-up, replacing existing channels on the service with which it has failed to agree rebroadcast rules. Lattelecom is dropping news channel RTVi, Teleklub and movie channel Nashe Lubimoje Kino because it has no agreement in place on rebroadcast with these services. In their […]

Lattelecom teams up with Positivus for festival channel

Latvian service provider Lattelecom has teamed up with the country’s Positivus Festival to launch a 24-hour Positivus TV channel to cover the event. Lattelecom is providing Positivus with technical support to deliver the event’s first pop-up TV channel, which the group says is evidence of its commitment to promoting Latvian content. Latvian Radio is also […]

RTR returns to Latvian pay TV offerings

Russian channel RTR is returning to Latvian service providers’ programming line-ups following a three-month ban imposed by regulator the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP).  Service providers Lattelecom and Baltcom have said they will reinstate the channel to their respective line-ups. Lattelecom had aired movie channel K2 in place of RTR for the duration of the […]

Lattelecom fails to strike deal with MTG

Latvian service provider Lattelecom has failed to strike a distribution deal with Modern Times Group (MTG) for the latter’s TV3 commercial channel.  Lattelecom will no longer carry TV3 from tommorrow. The operator said that MTG had attempted to raise carriage fees for the channel by 60% and that this was not warranted by the amount […]

Lattelecom adds Ukrainian channel to line-up

Latvian service provider Lattelecom has added Ukrainian news and information channel Espresso TV to its programming line-up. The channel will be part of Lattelecom’s basic package, sitting alongside other recent additions including Inter+, also from Ukraine, Russia’s Dozhd TV, RTVi International, BBC World and CNN International. Espresso TV broadcasts 24 hours a day giving news […]

A+E Networks UK launches History on Latvian IPTV

A+E Networks UK is launching History on Latvian IPTV operator Lattelecom’s network. The channel will be available as part of Lattelecom’s basic package. The latest move follows A+E Networks UK’s launch of History on Latvian cable operator Baltcom’s network. Bakori Davis, VP Commercial Operations at A+E Networks UK, said: “A+E Networks UK is committed to […]

Lattelecom and MTG locked in carriage fee dispute

Latvian telco Lattelecom could cease to carry Modern Times Group-owned channel TV3 at the end of this month unless an increasingly bitter dispute over carriage fees between the pair is resolved. Lattelecom has said it may pull the channel unless MTG modifies its terms. It has accused the Scandinavian programming group of dramatically increasing its […]

Lattelecom boosts news channel line-up

Latvian telco Lattelecom has added four news and information channels to its programming line-up.  The telco has added BBC World, CNN International and Russia’s TV Dozhd to its line-up of news channels, and has also started to carry infotainment channel RTVi International. The latest additions follow the addition of Ukrainian channel Inter+ in November is […]

Lattelecom adds Inter+ and Dozhd TV

Latvian telco Lattelecom has added Ukrainian channel Inter+ and struggling independent Russian channel Dozhd TV to its programming line-up. Lattelecom said it was adding Inter+ on a permanent basis after a successful trial period. Dozhd TV, which is struggling for survival in its native Russia after being dropped by major service providers, will be offered […]