m:tel turns to Agama Technologies and Antecna for video monitoring tech

Agama Technologies and Antecna have partnered to implement the former’s solution for monitoring and analysis of live TV channels and VOD streams at m:tel, the telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The implementation promises to help detect faults and prevent problematic and low-quality IPTV streams from reaching end-users. It creates an end-to-end picture of the […]

Telekom Austria rebrands Bulgarian unit as A1

A1 Telekom Austria Group has rebranded its Bulgarian subsidiary Mtel to A1 Bulgaria. The move represents the latest step in Telekom Austria’s drive to create a single brand strategy across all the its operations in a progressive manner geared to local circumstances. Telekom Austria has adopted the A1 brand to build a perception of it […]

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 […]

m:tel taps Keepixo for OTT offering

Bosnia and Herzegovina-based telecoms operator m:tel has selected Keepixo to provide transcoders for its new OTT multiscreen service. The transcoders deliver more than 60 channels using Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming protocol. Keepixo is also providing ‘mosaic generators’ to compose multiple channels into a single view. “OTT is key to ensure differentiation of m:tel’s TV offer. […]

SPI International strikes Filmbox deal with Telekom Austria

Channels provider SPI International has struck a strategic agreement with Telekom Austria allowing the telco to launch FilmBox thematic channels in the territories where it is active. Telekom Austria will also provide technical distribution and contribution for the FilmBox channels’ Balkan and CEE feeds, over the Eutelsat 16A satellite. “With the FilmBox channels we introduce into our […]

Telekom Austria reports TV gains

Telekom Austria made TV gains in its first half and second quarter results but reported a decline in revenues, which it attributed to regulatory burdens, fierce competition and macroeconomic headwinds in CEE.  The launch of its new A1 tariff in Austria led to bundle subscriber growth in Q2 of 1.04 million, of which 227,800 are […]

Mtel expands fibre-optic network

Bulgarian operator Mtel has expanded its fixed fibre-optic network to the city of Ruse, in the north of the country, bringing high speed internet and home digital TV. Mtel said that Ruse is now the next town after Sofia, Varna, Bourgas, Plovdiv, Devnia and Veliko Tarnovo where it is providing internet users with 2Gb per […]

Bulgaria’s Mtel debuts Sportal network

Bulgarian operator Mtel is debuting a new sports channel, called Sportal TV, after signing a partnership deal with Bulgarian sports news agency this week. The free channel will be exclusive to Mtel TV customers for a month and will be added to each of Mtel’s digital TV packages, with viewers also able to access […]

Mtel rolls out cross-platform IPTV service

Bulgarian operator Mtel has rolled out its ZTE-powered anytime, anywhere IPTV service to customers across the country. According to a stock market update by China-based technology ZTE, Mtel’s cross-platform IPTV service – for TVs, PCs, tablets and mobile phones – is now in commercial use, offering interactive video over fixed or mobile broadband connections. Mtel – […]