Maltese operators team up for joint sports offering

Maltese cable operator Melita and telecom rival GO have teamed up to offer a unified sports offering, ending an ongoing competition to secure rights to top-tier football. Starting from August, the pair will launch Total Sports Network (TSN), which will be available on both their platforms. TSN will offer a mix of premium sports content […]

Viacom launches Nickelodeon-branded tourism franchise

Viacom has partnered with the Malta Tourism Authority to create a Nickelodeon-branded “experiential tourism franchise,” called Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt Malta. The concept was devised by Velocity International, the branded content, events and ad-agency of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and is designed to drive visits to family-friendly attractions in Malta during the off-season by using […] launches platform

Technology outfit Androme has launched what it describes as an all-in-one TV platform. According to the company, is already being deployed by Portuguese cable operator Nowo and Maltese cable operator Melita for their recently-launched advanced TV offerings, according to the company. Androme, which has developed services for Telenet and Liberty Global previously, is pitching […]

Vodafone and Melita call off merger

Vodafone and Maltese cable operator Melita’s shareholders have called off their plans for a merger of Vodafone Malta with Melita after concluding they would not be able to satisfy the local regulator’s requirements. Vodafone, Apax Partners Midmarket and Fortino Captial said that they had “cooperated extensively” with competition watchdog the MCAA to obtain approval for […]

Melita taps ADB for RDK rollout in Malta

Maltese cable operator Melita has tapped technology outfit ADB to oversee the commercial launch of its new TV service. ADB will use its set-top and RDK middleware expertise to help Melita develop a range of new RDK-based services. Melita is deploying the ADB 1750CF HD HEVC STB with Wifi, and four tuners to support its […]

Maltese watchdog to probe Vodafone Melita merger

Malta’s competition watchdog is to launch an in-depth probe into the proposed merger of Vodafone Malta and the country’s sole cable operator, Melita. The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority will investigate whether the proposed merger of Apax Partners-backed Melita and Vodafone Malta could limit competition, mainly in the mobile telephony market and possibly in […]

Vodafone Malta and Melita merging to create quad-play competitor

Vodafone Malta and local cable player Melita are to merge, with the shareholders of Melita taking a 51% stake in a deal that values Vodafone Malta at €208 million and Melita at €298 million. The agreement between Melita’s shareholders – Apax Partners Midmarket and Fortino Capital – and Vodafone will combine the country’s leading mobile […]

GO expects buyer this month

Maltese cable operator GO last week said that it expected a buyer for the company to be chosen by the end of this month. GO has been up for sale for some time. Last July, majority shareholder Emirates International Telecommunications said it would sell its 60% stake, and the entire company was put up for […]

Maltese and Turkish pubcasters in production pact

The public broadcasters of Malta and Turkey have signed a cooperation agreement covering the broadcast of English-language programming and cooperation in the production and broadcasting of cultural programmes. Malta’s PBS and Turkey’s TRT have signed a deal that will provide for radio and TV programmes in English to be mutually transmitted. The two organisations will […]

Malta-based Melita makes board appointment

Melita, a Malta-based telecom services provider, has appointed former Telesystem International Wireless CEO, Bruno Ducharme, as an independent non-executive director. Ducharme founded and served for 12 years as the CEO of Telesystem. He is now a private investor and also sits on the boards of Orange Switzerland, Tele2 Russia, Baltic telco Bité and UK fibre […]