OTE preps Hellas Sat sale

OTE will sell satellite operation Hellas Sat this year. The Greek telco said it will offload the satellite company within six months and that it might also dispose of other assets in order to pay down its debt load.

OTE sees TV numbers rise in Greece and Romania

Greek telco OTE increased its TV subscriber base by 20% last year, ending December with a total of 59,944 IPTV and DTH customers. OTE launched a satellite TV service in October, building on its IPTV offering. Both services are offered under the OTE TV brand. OTE’s Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom also saw its pay TV base […]

OTE sells Telekom Srbija stake

Telekom Srbija has struck a deal with Greece’s OTE for the acquisition of the latter’s 20% stake in the Serbian telco. Telekom Srbija will acquire OTE’s stake for €380 million. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of the year.

OTE adds BBC World News

Greek pay TV operator OTE has added the BBC World News channel to its line-up. The news channel is available to all OTE satellite and IPTV subscribers in the Family Pack and Full Pack bouquets. The addition of the channel takes the total number of channels offered by OTE to 47. BBC World News is […]

TV growth provides some relief for Romtelecom and OTE

Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE’s Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom had 1.208 million TV subscribers at the end of September, up 20.4% year-on-year, giving its subscriber base TV penetration of 44%. The figure for TV included satellite and cable customers as well as IPTV subscribers. The rise in TV customers partially offset a decline in revenues due […]

OTE launches new low-cost satellite offering

Greek telco OTE has launched the new satellite version of its Conn-x TV offering with a starting price of €14.90 for OTE customers, lower than that of competitive services. The satellite version of the service, now renamed OTE TV, broadcasts from Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9A satellite and includes over 40 channels, including eight HD channels. OTE […]

OTE to launch DTH service in October

Greek telco OTE plans to go ahead with the launch of its DTH service, OTE TV, in early October, according to local reports. The new service will provide a DTH alternative to MultiChoice Hellas’s Nova platform. OTE reportedly will offer a basic package of 48 channels for under €20. The service will broadcast from Eutelsat’s […]

Espial powers OTE’s on-demand platform

Espial has announced that Greek telco and pay TV operator OTE is using its MediaBase solution to deliver its Conn-X on-demand platform. OTE is using MediaBase to deliver multi-tier video streaming, content delivery networking and automated asset transfer based on popularity. The telco has deployed one central site and several edge sites and Espial said […]

On Demand Group signs deal with 20th Century Fox

SeaChange International-owned video-on-demand provider On Demand Group (ODG) has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to expand video-on-demand services in south-eastern Europe and the Middle East. The deal will see Fox movies made available on services supplied by ODG in Greece, Cyprus, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, and Morocco. Recent blockbusters including Gulliver’s Travels, […]

OTE moves forward with plans for satellite TV service

Greek telco OTE is moving forward with plans to launch a new pay TV offering via satellite in September, according to local reports. The new Conn-X satellite TV offering will be cheaper than the existing satellite offering from rival Nova, currently available on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite position at 13° East. The OTE Conn-X bouquet […]

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