Magyar Telekom

History launches on Magyar Telekom

A+E Networks UK has agreed a distribution deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom for its factual channel History. History is now available to subscribers of Magyar Telekom’s extended basic package, and as part of Magyar Telekom’s TV GO online service. The deal also covers distribution to hotels across Hungary. “We are very pleased to agree […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom takes control of Montenegrin telco

Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom has signed a deal with Hungary’s Magyar Telekom – like T-Hrvatski Telekom owned by Deutsche Telekom – to acquire the latter’s majority stake in Montenigrin telco Crnogorski Telekom. T-Hrvatski Telekom will pay €123.5 million to acquire Magyar Telekom’s 76.53% stake in the Podgorica-based company. The deal is expected to close at […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow

Deutsche Telekom now has over 2.8 million TV customers in Germany, having added 41,000 in the third quarter, and over four million elsewhere in Europe, having added 49,000 in the three months to September. Telekom released the statistics with its quarterly financial results. The figures mean that Deutsche Telekom’s German TV base has grown by […]

Deutsche Telekom touts standard STBs and cloud TV for CEE markets

Deutsche Telekom is planning to provide a standardised ‘multi-tenancy’ digital TV platform, deploy two standard set-top models across its CEE footprint and provide a cloud-based user interface to serve legacy set-tops, as part of wider plans to leverage its multinational scale in the region. Speaking on a panel session at Digital TV CEE in Budapest yesterday, […]

Deutsche Telekom appoints new technology director

Deutsche Telekom has appointed the chief technology and IT officer of its Hungarian subsidiary, Walter Goldenits, to director of technology at Telekom Deutschland. The Magyar Telekom executive will succeed Bruno Jacobfeuerborn in his new role and will also take over a leading management position in the newly established board area, technology and innovation, which will […]

Magyar Telekom secures EU funds for broadband build-out

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian service provider Magyar Telekom and a group of its subsidiaries have secured EU funding to the tune of HUF12.2 billion (€39.6 million) to develop digital networks delivering internet speeds of at least 30Mbps. The operator will acquire the funds in two rounds covering the western and eastern parts of Hungary as a […]

Magyar Telekom sees IPTV boost

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian telco and cable operator Magyar Telekom had 971,309 TV customers at the end of the second quarter, up from 963,820 in March and up from 940,871 year-on-year. The company had 141,120 cable customers, down both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, 302,417 satellite customers, down slightly, and 527,772 IPTV customers, up significantly. TV ARPU has […]

Magyar Telekom to migrate analogue cable customers

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom is to begin migrating its analogue cable customers to a new digital platform from March 1. The migration, which will see cable subscribers in Budapest and Marcali in south-western Hungary move to digital, will provide users with unencrypted digital channels with additional features such as EPG and parental controls. […]

Magyar Telekom launches converged offering

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian service provider Magyar Telekom is launching a new converged offering combining fixed and mobile broadband, communication and TV services. The operator’s Magenta1 package will include residential services along with a post-paid mobile service and the operator’s TV Go mobile TV offering. The latter can be used without impacting users’ data allowance. Users […]

German TV growth boost for Deutsche Telekom

Strong growth in Germany boosted Deutsche Telekom’s TV subscriber total in the quarter to June, with additional strong growth in TV subscribers in Greece and mixed results elsewhere in its European footprint. Deutsche Telekom grew its IPT and satellite TV base in Germany by 2.5% quarter-on-quarter, taking its total to 3.768 million, an additional 27,000 […]