Latvia


All Media Baltics taps Atende for new OTT TV platform

All Media Baltics, the Providence Equity Partners-backed outfit that took control of Modern Times Group’s assets in the Baltic states in 2017, is to launch an OTT TV offering and has tapped  Atende Software to provide its redGalaxy platform for it. The new service will be available across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and will offer […]

SPI/FilmBox expands deal with Latvia’s Balticom

SPI/FilmBox has expanded its channel distribution agreement with Latvian cable operator Balticom. In addition to FilmBox Baltic, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, Erox, and Gametoon, Balticom subscribers will have now access to FunBox UHD. Balticom is the first telecommunications provider in Latvia that has officially launched UHD TV channels, and the expanded partnership with SPI/FilmBox gives its subscribers […]

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 […]

Baltcom introduces new Russian package

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has introduced a new Russian-language channel package for €4.99 a month. The Pirmā Baltijas Paka package contains 25 channels covering genres including movies and series, live sports, kids and lifestyle channels. Baltcom said the offering was aimed at a broad audience and met growing demand for a range of quality content aimed at […]

LMT taps Harmonic for live OTT encoding

Latvian mobile operator LMT has deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, which is delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes. Harmonic said that by using its EyeQ technology, LMT can deliver a consistent video experience for live channels to TVs with up to a 40% reduction in bandwidth – without […]

New name for Viasat Sport Baltic channel

All Media Baltics, the Providence Equity Partners-backed outfit that took control of Modern Times Group’s assets in the Baltic states last year, has rebranded the Viasat Sport Baltic premium sports channel as TVPlay Sports. The company has said that it will continue the strategy of Viasat Sport Baltic to be the market leader for premium […]

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 […]

Baltcom launches multiscreen OTT TV service

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has launched a new multiscreen OTT TV service that will allow it to extend the reach of its services to all regions of the country, including those outside its fixed network coverage area. He new service, Open TV, will make content available through any internet connection, including 4G networks provided by […]

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 […]

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