UPC DTH adds FilmBox Extra HD to offering

UPC DTH, Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm, has added SPI International’s FilmBox Extra HD channel to its premium movie channel offer in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania . FilmBox Extra HD is now available to UPC DTH subscribers in the Filmbox Pak along with three other premium movie channels: FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Plus […]

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 […]

Romania’s iNES to roll out 4K TV service after successful trial

Romanian network operator iNES Group is to roll out 4K Ultra HD TV services to its customers next year following the completion of a successful trial of the technology. iNES will provide the 4K service via its GPON fibre network, work on which should be completed next year. Catalin Cuturela, iNES’ operations director, said the […]

Telekom Romania launches catch-up and cloud DVR

Deutsche Telekom-owned Telekom Romania has launched  catch-up TV service, cloud-based DVR and home media player functionality for its interactive TV customers. The Arhiva TV service will allow viewers to watch programmes shown within the last seven days. The service is available to Telekom Romania’s interactive TV subscribers. A new Cloud Plus service will allow viewers […]

Liberty Global reaches 800,000 DTH customers

Liberty Global’s satellite unit, UPC DTH, has now surpassed 800,000 customers in Europe – a more than 60% increase since the formation of the division in 2010. Liberty provides satellite TV services in Central and Eastern Europe operating under the brand names freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, UPC Direct in Hungary, and Focus […]

Telekom Romania ups mobile and web channels

Deutsche Telekom-owned operator Telekom Romania has increased the number of channels available on its web and mobile TV platform from 67 to 115, and has also teamed up with Discovery to offer the latter’s content on-demand. Canale TV Online S customers can access and additional 21 channels, taking the total available to them to 66, […]

Magyar Telekom launches converged offering

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian service provider Magyar Telekom is launching a new converged offering combining fixed and mobile broadband, communication and TV services. The operator’s Magenta1 package will include residential services along with a post-paid mobile service and the operator’s TV Go mobile TV offering. The latter can be used without impacting users’ data allowance. Users […]

Nat Geo People to launch in Romania and Poland

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) is due to launch the Nat Geo People network in Romania on September 1 and in Poland on October 1. The female-skewing factual network will be available through Telekom in Romania and via Cyfrowy Polsat and nc+ in Poland. The launches follow previous rollouts of Nat Geo People, NGCI’s newest […]

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 […]

Liberty Global ups Pascu to CEE chief

Liberty Global has appointed the current CEO of UPC Romania and Hungary, Severina Pascu, as managing director for the entire central and eastern Europe region, replacing Betzalel Kengstein, who has been named as president and chief operating officer of Liberty’s operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pascu, who replaced Kenigstein as managing director of […]