Lithuania


Lithuania set for HbbTV debut with LG

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (Telecentras) – the country’s state-owned transmission services provider – has struck an agreement with LG Electronics  to introducing Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) services on LG smart TV sets. The launch of HbbTV services will give LG smart TV users access to multimedia libraries, archives and other online video […]

SPI International strikes deal with Cgates

SPI International/FilmBox has struck a new distribution agreement with Lithuanian cable operator UAB Cgates.  UAB Cgates’ clients will now have access to FilmBox Baltic and FilmBox Arthouse channels when they subscribe to the operator’s thematic movie pack. They will also have access to the Fast&FunBox HD channel when subscribing to the thematic sports pack. FilmBox Baltic and FilmBox Arthouse features Hollywood movies, television series and shows and with movies from directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and others, along with […]

Get acquisition and Swedish city networks boost Telia TV numbers

Nordic telecom operator Telia’s TV base was boosted by the acquisition of Get in Norway last year, adding some 504,000 subscribers to its TV total, but the group also saw TV numbers grow in all markets except Denmark and Lithuania. In its home market of Sweden, Telia’s TV base increased to 865,000, up from 841,000 […]

Lithuania’s CGates acquires cable operator Splius

Lithuania’s number two cable operator CGates has agreed the acquisition of local cable operator Splius, subject to regulatory approval. Splius is one of the leading providers of TV and internet services in the western part of Lithuania and ranked among the top five in the country, operating in the city of Klaipeda and the towns […]

TV proves bright spot in weak quarter for Telia

Nordic telco Telia missed its fourth-quarter earnings expectations thanks to weakness in its home Swedish market, but TV proved to be a bright spot in the company’s operational performance in its domestic market, with an uplift of 8.6% in its year-on-year TV numbers to 866,000, compared with flat year-on-year broadband and mobile subscriptions and a […]

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 […]

Telia Lithuania begins shutdown of DTT following LTE 4G TV launch

Telia Lithuania has begun shutting down its digital-terrestrial pay TV offering, which has seen a fall-off in usage in favour of IPTV in recent years. Telia said that its Smart TV offering, which is available over its fixed network and – since June – via its LTE 4G network, was now available to 99% of […]

Lithuanian pubcaster names new CEO

Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT has named Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė as its new CEO. Garbačiauskaitė-Budriené was appointed by the LRT Council for a five-year term from a field of 11 candidates. She replaces Audrius Siaurusevičius, who has headed the broadcaster for two consecutive terms and reportedly had wanted to continue in his role. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, a journalist, was […]

EBU concerned about political pressure on Lithuanian pubcaster

European public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has expressed concern about political pressure being exerted on Lithuanian pubcaster LRT. The EBU highlighted the creation of an ad hoc investative commission by the Lithuanian parliament to look into the management, finances and economic activities of the broadcaster, which the EBU said was placing “an excessive burden” on […]

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