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 […]

Trace Sports Stars launches in Malta

Sports- and celebrity-themed channel Trace Sport Stars is launching in Malta. The deal with quadruple play operator Go plc, brokered pay TV distributor Thema, means Trace Sport Stars now sits alongside stablemate Trace Urban on the platform. The continues Trace Sport Stars expansion, after the channel has signed carriage deals with more than 60 TV […]

Cable needs to offer full suite of mobile services, says Virgin Media

Mobile telephony for cable is a “big scale game” that cable operators should enter wholeheartedly or not at all according to  Graeme Oxby, executive director, mobile and home phone, Virgin Media. The Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator is moving to a full MVNO offering as it ramps up its mobile offering. Oxby, speaking on a […]

Malta’s GO extends Premier League rights

Maltese telco GO has retained its exclusive Premier League football coverage, securing rights for 380 matches per year for the seasons running from 2013/14 until 2015/16.  The deal allows GO to make live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches available in English and Maltese via the GO sports channels over both digital […]

Cable helps Europe to half way on 2020 Digital Agenda goals

The EU is half way towards achieving its goal of ensuring that all citizens have access to super-fast broadband services by 2020, according to a study by Point Topic. In a study produced for the EU’s DG Connect department responsible for the Digital Agenda, Point Topic said that 96% of EU homes can now get […]

Ginx TV launches on Melita Cable

Video game broadcaster Ginx TV is launching in Malta after striking a deal with pay TV platform Melita TV. The channel will be available to Melita’s cable subscribers from February 1. This marks the 15th territory that the channel has launched in since its international expansion and it is currently available in eight languages. Ginx […]

Melita Cable hails VOD usage

Subscribers to Malta’s Melita Cable have used the operator’s video-on-demand service over 250,000 times since its launch four months ago, according to SeaChange International-owned On Demand Group, which supplies the service. OnDemand! Club is available at no extra cost as part of Melita’s Entertainment Pack which also includes FibrePower broadband and unlimited local fixed line […]

All Go for TLC in Malta

Discovery is launching its female skewing network TLC in Malta after striking a deal with pay TV operator Go. This will be the channel’s first launch in the country and is part of its expansion internationally as it hopes to launch in 75 countries and 100 million global homes by the end of the year. […]