Telekom Austria sees TV progress

Telekom Austria grew its domestic and international TV base in the fourth quarter and full 2016 financial year, with demand for higher bandwidth and TV products contributing to a stabilisation of its ARPU in its domestic Austrian market. The operator grew its Austrian TV subscriber base to 284,000, up from 278,700 at the end of […]

AMC expands Balkans footprint

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – Central Europe is expanding its Balkans footprint after agreeing a new deal with service provider United Group. AMCNI claims that the AMC channel that it broadcasts in Central and Eastern Europe will now reach nearly one million new homes in the Balkans region, with the affiliate arrangement covering both cable […]

TV helps Telekom Austria offset falling voice revenue

Broadband and TV growth in Austria – and in Croatia– helped Telekom Austria partly compensate declining voice revenues in its home market in the third quarter.  Telekom Austria had 278,700 TV customers in Austria, up from 263,000 at the same point last year, out of a total broadband revenue-generating base of 1.473 million. In Croatia, […]

Digital TV CEE: Netflix unlikely to progress in CEE

Netflix is unlikely to make significant headway in most markets in central and Eastern Europe without making significant and probably uneconomic investments in local content, according to a line-up of speakers at the Digital TV CEE conference in Budapest. Despite the global SVOD player’s decision to localise its service in Poland, there is still a […]

Telekom Austria sees solid pay TV growth

Pay TV continued to pay dividends for Telekom Austria in the second quarter, with solid subscriber growth. Telekom Austria had 276,200 pay TV customers in Austria at the end of the second quarter, up 6.6% year-on-year. Fixed broadband customers grew 3.1% to 1,468,800. TV and broadband revenues partly offset declining voice revenues, boosted by the […]

Telekom Austria sees strong TV growth

Telekom Austria achieved strong TV subscriber growth in the year to March, with growth across its domestic and central and eastern European operations.  Telekom Austria saw its domestic TV base rise by 7% to 273,600 year-on-year in the first quarter. In Bulgaria, the acquisition of cable operator Blizoo resulted in a rise in its TV […]

Macedonian merger approved

Macedonia’s competition watchdog has approved the merger of Telekom Austria Group’s Macedonian subsidiary Vip Operator with Telekom Slovenije’s subsidiary ONE. The approval is based on certain commitments, such as MVNO access offered by the merged entity to interested parties. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter. In October last year, Telekom Austria […]

Macedonian pay TV numbers climbed by 6% last year

Macedonia experienced a 5.6% increase in pay TV subscribers in 2014, according to Macedonia’s Agency for Electronic Communications (АЕК). AEK said that there were 359,000 pay TV subscribers at the end of the year, compared to 340,000 a year earlier. IPTV was the fastest growing pay TV segment, with subscriber numbers growing 12% year-on-year to […]

SPI International/Filmbox secures Universe deal with Total TV

Channel provider SPI International/Filmbox has struck a deal to supply eight Filmbox branded channels to south-east European pay TV operator Total TV across six countries in its footprint.  The Filmbox Universe package, which includes movie channels FilmBox HD, FilmBox Plus SD and FilmBox Arthouse SD, along with documentary channel DocuBox HD, extreme sports channel Fast&FunBox […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Zenterio for CEE TV operations

Deutsche Telekom has chosen TV operating system provider Zenterio to deliver an advanced TV platform for its subsidiaries in southern and eastern Europe. Deutsche Telekom-owned operators in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece are adopting Zenterio’s technology. According to Zenterio, its platform has already been rolled out by Telekom Romania, Slovak Telekom and […]