Local feed of Travel Channel launches in Macedonia

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has launched a local language version of the Travel Channel on Makedonski Telekom in Macedonia. “Following the success of Food Network and Fine Living in the region, we are confident that offering Travel Channel in local language will cement our leading lifestyle channels as household brands,” said Jon Sichel, managing […]

United Group upgrading to MPEG-4, DVB-S2 with Eutelsat

United Group, the Western Balkans-based cable and satellite service provider that operates the Total TV pay TV service, has extended its long-term agreement for capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite. Total TV serves a base of about 1.5 million subscribers in Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia. In addition to securing capacity […]

SVoD service launches on Samsung smart TVs

Subscription video-on-demand provider, which is active in the former Yugoslav countries, hjas launched an application for smart TVs and will be available on Samsung’s 2013 and 2014 models as well as the latest generation of Samsung TVs. launched in May in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. The service is […]

Travel Channel launches on Blizoo Macedonia

Scripps Networks’ Travel Channel has launched in Macedonia on Telekom Austria-owned cable network Blizoo Macedonia. The move means that Travel Channel will be available to all Blizoo Macedonia subscribers with a  basic digital TV package, joining existing Scripps channels Fine Living and Food Network HD. Travel Channel shows available to Macedonian viewers will include World’s […]

Mixed fortunes for Telekom Austria

Growth in TV numbers and fixed broadband subscribers failed to compensate lower fixed-voice revenues for Telekom Austria in the third quarter, the domestic revenues falling by 3.5% year-on-year thanks largely to a fall in interconnection and equipment sales. Telekom Austria had 243,900 TV customers in Austria at the end of September, up 6.1% year-on-year. The […]

Deutsche Telekom gives Croatian unit enhanced IPTV role

Deutsche Telekom has given its Croatian subsidiary an enhanced role as a technology centre for IPTV and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). T-Hrvatski Telekom’s Zagreb facility will become a centre for the provision of advanced technology for IPTV, and will provide IMS technology and services for Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiaries in Slovakia, Macedonia and Montenegro. The move […]

Telekom Austria buys Macedonian cable operator Blizoo

Telekom Austria Group has bought 100% of Blizoo Macedonia, one of the largest cable providers in Macedonia that offers TV, broadband and fixed voice services.  Announcing the deal, Telekom Austria said that the deal represents a “significant step in fulfilling the group’s convergence strategy” and complemented its “convergent footprint” in Austria, Bulgaria and Croatia. With […]

Makedonski Telekom sees strong growth in TV base

Deutsche Telekom-owned Macedonian telco Makedonski Telekom now has over 70,000 customers to its MaxTV service, having grown its base last year by 66% to end December with 66,541 TV customers. Makedonski Telekom said that 11.5% of MaxTV customers currently received the service via its state-of-the-art fibre network. As a promotional offer, the telco is making […]

Macedonia moves forward with digitisation

Macedonia is awarding the licence to roll out digital-terrestrial TV in the country to Veselin LLC, the sole company to bid. The company has until June 1 next year to migrate all TV stations in Macedonia to digital. The Macedonian government is reportedly to distribute some 40,000 set-tops to low-income families to help them through […]

Blizoo sees boost from Fiber Power

Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo says that orders for its triple-play products have increased by 70% over the first week of its launch of its new Fiber Power brand and a new triple-play service. The company said it intends to launch a new DVR service with EPG search and instant recording to the 25% of its […]