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 […]

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 […]

Latvia’s Baltcom doubles up on HD offering

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has expanded the range of HD channels it offers as part of its TV line-up. The operator is now carrying Sony Channel HD, Sony Turbo HD, MCM Top HD, Nastoyashcheye Vremya HD (Present HD), E! HD, Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD, History HD, Animal Planet HD, Euronews English HD, Investigation Discovery […]

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 […]

Baltcom launches new advanced TV service

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has launched an new advanced TV service, which it has dubbed Interactive TV 3.0, using technology from SmartLabs. According to the operator, the new service is based on SmartLabs’ global on-demand platform with a number of custom software and platform design elements created specifically for it. Features of the new platform […]

MTG secures exclusive boxing rights

Modern Times Group has secured the exclusive rights to the World Boxing Super Series across the Nordic and Baltic regions. MTG’s TV channels and streaming service Viaplay will be the exclusive home of the World Boxing Super Series in the Nordic and Baltic regions from September 9, when thei will air the bout between WBO […]