Montenegro


Telenor sells CEE operations to O2 and Nova Group owner PPF

Telenor has agreed to sell its central and eastern European assets to private equity outfit PPF Group for €2.8 billion in a move that will see the Norwegian telco exit its wholly-owned mobile operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. PPF owns multi-play provider 02 Czech Republic, which it acquired from Telefónica in 2013, but […]

HBO takes Go direct-to-consumer in seven more CEE countries

HBO is expanding direct-to-consumer distribution of its TV everywhere service to seven more countries in the CEE region. HBO Go is now available as an OTT TV service in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The move follows the launch earlier this month of the service as a direct-to-consumer service in Hungary, […]

Deutsche Telekom passes three million TV customers

Deutsche Telekom had 3.024 million TV customers in Germany at the end of June, up 8.9% year-on-year, and up 2.3% quarter-on-quarter. The figure meant that Telekom’s Entertain service passed the three million milestone for the first time during the quarter. The operator said that its service was the only IPTV platform in the German market […]

The QYou launches in Southeast Europe

Youth broadcaster The QYou has launched in Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after agreeing a channel distribution deal with teleco, United Group. The deal, which will also soon result in a rollout to Montenegro, sees The QYou’s millennial-focused, ‘best-of-the-web’ linear TV channel distributed for the first time in the region. “Short form digital first video […]

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 […]

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 […]

New CEO for Montenegro telco

Deutsche Telekom-owned Montenegrin operator Crnogorski Telekom’s CEO Rudiger Schulz is leaving the group. He will be replaced by Miško Zeković, who was previously deputy executive director for commercial operations. Schulz is quitting Deutsche Telekom Group after five years as chief of the Montenegrin operator. Zeković will be charged with continuing to work on improving the […]

Balkans deals for FilmBox channels

Channel provider SPI International / Filmbox has signed pay TV distribution deals in the Balkans with Telekom Srbija, Mtel Bosnia & Herzegovina and Mtel Montenegro. IPTV operator Telekom Srbija will offer localised feeds of FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse on its MTS TV platform. Mtel Montenegro and Mtel Bosnia & Herzegovina will […]

Scripps extends reach of Food Network in Montenegro

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has launched its Food Network channel with Deutsche Telekom-owned Montenigrin telco Crnogorski Telekom. The channel ill be available with Croatian subtitles as part of the digital basic package. The schedule will include new commissions such as Follow Donal…to Vietnam, Jenny and Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy, Ching’s Asian Adventure and Siba’s […]

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 […]