Telenor acquires Bulgarian mobile operator Globul

Nordic telco Telenor is moving into Bulgaria after agreeing to buy Greek telecoms operator OTE’s Bulgarian unit, Globul, for €717 million on a cash and debt-free basis. The deal also includes telecom retailer Germanos Bulgaria, which is operationally integrated with Globul, and marks Telenor’s latest move in the Central and Eastern Europe market, where it […]

History HD launches in Greece

History HD is to launch in Greece for the first time following a deal between A+E Networks UK and Greek pay TV operator OTE TV. The channel will be available via satellite and IPTV. Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E Networks UK, said: “Greece is a country with a rich and fascinating history so there […]

OTE launches Travel Channel HD

Greek telco OTE has added Travel Channel HD and Ant1 to its pay TV line-up. Travel Channel HD airs series including Bizarre Foods America and Hotel Impossible in 21 languages ​​in 130 countries. Local entertainment channel Ant1 is available in the Family and Full packages via DTH and IPTV.

OTE reports TV gains in Greece and Romania

Greek telco OTE has seen significant increases in pay TV subscribers in its home country, while its Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom has also seen gains. Announcing third quarter results, OTE ended September with 96,773 TV subscribers, up 74.1% year-on-year. That figure has since risen to over 105,000 at the start of November. The telco, which operates […]

OTE launches connected TV app

Greek telco OTE has launched a mobile EPG app for its OTE TV service. The app allows users to view current and future channel details. They can also set reminders and rent movies via the OTE Cinema On Demand platform to view on the TV within 48 hours. The app can integrate with social media […]

OTE launches in-house movie networks

Greek telco OTE is launching its own movie channels, one of which will offer films in HD. The company, which operates an IPTV and a DTH platform, will launch OTE Cinema 1 HD and OTE Cinema 2 HD on November 5. OTE Cinema 1 HD will offer recent blockbusters, including TV premieres, in HD. Each […]

OTE grows pay TV base despite Greek economic woes

Greek telco OTE has exceeded 100,000 TV subscribers. The operator said the launch of its DTH platform last October had helped to attract new subscribers that could not connect to its IPTV service, while attractive pricing had also proved popular. OTE offers over 55 thematic channels along with a free-to-air offering, with prices starting from […]

OTE launches new movie channel

Movie channel Village Cinema has made its debut in Greece on OTE’s pay TV services. The channel will air over 300 movies each year. It is available in the OTE TV Full Pack via IPTV and satellite, which costs €19.90 per month.

OTE launches low-cost DTH offer

Greek pay TV operator OTE has launched a new low-cost package for its DTH service, including free decoder and satellite dish. For €14.99 per month, subscribers can access over 45 thematic channels, including 10 HD channels, along with domestic channels. OTE said the free decoder and satellite dish are worth €175. “OTE TV continues to […]

OTE TV to carry CNBC

Greek IPTV and digital satellite service OTE TV has added financial news channel CNBC to its line-up. CNBC is available to all of the Greek telco’s TV subscribers, via both satellite and the Conn-x internet connection. The service offers about 50 channels in total.