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United Group’s Nova secures first-run NBCUniversal content

United Group-owned Greek pay TV operator Nova has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution for first run pay window rights for NBCUniversal’s films and TV series.  Feature films that will premiere exclusively on Novacinema channels include: F9: The Fast Saga, as well as all eight previous movies in the blockbuster Fast & Furious movie franchise, […]

United Group’s Nova makes key appointments

United Group-owned Greek pay TV operator Nova has made a series of key management appointments including a new head of its media unit and a new chief commercial officer. Other appointments include a business commercial director and executives to lead functions including marketing, HR and legal. Kiki Silvestriadou has been named CEO of Nova Media. Silvestriadou joins […]

United Group to acquire Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting

South-east European pay TV outfit United Group has reached an agreement to acquire Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group from Advance Media Group. The transaction is expected to close early this year subject to regulatory approvals. Nova comprises of 10 TV channels including national Nova TV, the country’s largest online platform Net Info that reach on average […]

Nova launches Novasports World for Greeks abroad

Greek pay TV operator Nova has launched: Novasports World, a new channel designed to enhance its Novasports Online service offering. According to Nova, the channel will enhance its Novasports Online offering targeted at Greeks living abroad. Novasports World will  provide the opportunity for Greek expatriates who take Novasports Online to watch all games from the […]

Nova extends Discovery deal, adds Food Network

Greek telco Discovery has renewed its exclusive satellite distribution agreement with Discovery, extending the relationship between the companies to over 20 years.  The announcement will see Nova subscribers continue to have access to channels from Discovery’s portfolio of channels including Eurosport – the local broadcaster of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games – Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, […]

Adult channel Vivid Red HD to launch on Nova in Greece

Greek digital satellite pay TV operator Nova has signed a distribution deal with adult entertainment company Gamma Broadcast Group. The deal will see Gamma’s Vivid Red HD adult channel made available to Nova’s pay TV subscribers. Nova is one of Greece’s largest home entertainment and communication services bundlers. Its products range from the Nova Energy […]

MyZen launches in Greece on Nova

Well-being channel MyZen TV has launched in Greece on DTH platform Nova. Nova is offering MyZen TV to its customers as part of its basic Tter. The deal was arranged by MyZen TV’s distributor, Canal+-owned Thema. MyZen TV, part of the independent French SECOM group, brings lifestyle programmes around the four thematic pillars of daily […]

MTG completes Nova sale

Modern Times Group (MTG) has completed the sale of its 95% majority stake in Nova Broadcasting Group in Bulgaria to local buyer Advance Media Group.   The all-cash transaction game Nova an enterprise value of €185 million. MTG said it will use the proceeds of the sale to further develop its global digital entertainment business […]

MTG enters new Nova sale talks, secures financing

MTG has entered discussions with other potential buyers for Nova Broadcasting Group, after Bulgaria’s competition regulator blocked the planned sale of the company to PPF Group last year. In a statement, MTG said its previously-announced deal to sell its 95% shareholding in Nova to the investment company controlled by Czech billionaire and businessman Petr Kellner has now […]

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 […]