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BBC Earth launching in Greece

BBC Worldwide is launching its BBC Earth channel in Greece on OTE Group-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV. The channel will be available from the beginning of October via all Cosmote TV packages, and will also be available via the Cosmote TV Go TV everywhere service and the Cosmote Replay TV catch-up offering. The launch […]

Cosmote TV passes half million milestone

Deutsche Telekom-owned Greek telco OTE’s Cosmote TV service has passed the 500,000 subscriber mark, according to the operator. The milestone follows a year of development of its satellite and IPTV service for the operator. OTE combined its satellite and IPTV activities under the Cosmote TV brand in November, and launched a hybrid offering, enabling satellite […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow

Deutsche Telekom now has over 2.8 million TV customers in Germany, having added 41,000 in the third quarter, and over four million elsewhere in Europe, having added 49,000 in the three months to September. Telekom released the statistics with its quarterly financial results. The figures mean that Deutsche Telekom’s German TV base has grown by […]

OTE launches catch-up and VOD service

Deutsche Telekom-owned Greek telco OTE has launched an OTT catch-up TV and video-on-demand service that will be available to OTE TV subscribers at no extra charge. The OTE TV Plus service will offer films and TV series airing on OTE Cinema channels as well as OTE History documentaries and programmes. The service is available to […]

New CEO for Telekom Romania

Former Slovak Telekom CEO Miroslav Majoros has taken over as CEO of Telekom Romania, owned, like the Slovak operator, by Deutsche Telekom Group. Majoros, who took over on January 1, replaces Nikolai Beckers, who has left the group. Majoros will remain chairman of the board of directors of Slovak Telekom. Michael Tsamaz, the chairman and […]

OTE TV renews rights to Premier League

Greek telco OTE has renewed its exclusive hold on English Premier League rights for the next three years. All 380 Premier League matches per season will continue to be aired on OTE Sport. “We are happy to continue, for yet another three years, offering our subscribers the Premier League content, one of the most dynamic […]

OTE COO Zacharias Piperidis dies suddenly

Zacharias Piperidis, the chief operating officer of Deutsche Telekom-owned Greek service provider OTE, has died suddenly. Piperidis, 47, had served as OTE COO since February 2011 and as chief commercial officer of OTE-owned Cosmote since 2007. OTE said that his contribution was “pivotal to OTE’s transformation into a modern competitive company, offering state-of-the-art products and […]

German TV growth boost for Deutsche Telekom

Strong growth in Germany boosted Deutsche Telekom’s TV subscriber total in the quarter to June, with additional strong growth in TV subscribers in Greece and mixed results elsewhere in its European footprint. Deutsche Telekom grew its IPT and satellite TV base in Germany by 2.5% quarter-on-quarter, taking its total to 3.768 million, an additional 27,000 […]

Albanian telco adopts Telekom brand

Deutsche Telekom-owned Albanian telco Albanian Mobile Telecommunications has rebranded as Telekom Albania, making it the 12th European operator to adopt its parent company’s branding. Albanian Mobile Communications is owned by Deutsche Telekom via Greek subsidiary OTE. Its rebranding follows that of Romtelecom, also owned by OTE, as Telekom Romania. The telco was originally created as a state-owned […]

OTE renews La Liga rights

Deutsche Telekom-owned Greek telco OTE has renewed a deal giving it exclusive rights to Spanish La Liga football for the next three years, to the 2017-18 season. The deal follows a series of renewal deals for other sports events including the German and Italian football leagues, NBA and Formula 1 as well as UEFA Champions […]