UPC Romania launch for Food Network

Food Network has launched on UPC Romania, thanks to a recent deal between the channel’s owner Scripps Networks UK and EMEA and Liberty Global. Food Network is now available on channel 59 as part of UPC Romania’s ‘Maxim’ package, with the channel to air new series such as Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Australian Food Adventures. […]

German TV growth boosts Deutsche Telekom revenues

TV delivered strong growth for Deutsche Telekom in the German market in the first quarter, delivering high revenue growth, but growth remained slow or negative throughout much of central and eastern Europe.  Deutsche Telekom grew its German IPTV and satellite TV base by 74,000, or 3%, to reach 2.516 million subscribers in the first quarter. […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Zenterio for CEE TV operations

Deutsche Telekom has chosen TV operating system provider Zenterio to deliver an advanced TV platform for its subsidiaries in southern and eastern Europe. Deutsche Telekom-owned operators in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece are adopting Zenterio’s technology. According to Zenterio, its platform has already been rolled out by Telekom Romania, Slovak Telekom and […]

BBC Earth rolls out across Europe

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Earth in as a linear TV channel in a number of European countries this week, including Romania and Turkey. The factual science and nature channel is now accessible for the first time to Romanian audiences via Telekom, RCS/RDS DIGI and Digital Cable Systems, and will be available in the local […]

Romania’s ANCOM launches new DTT auction

Romanian communications authority ANCOM has launched a new auction for two national, 31 regional and 19 local DTT multiplexes.  The Romanian Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) is selling multiplexes that were unawarded in the previous selection procedures. Applicants can come from Romanian or foreign companies, but bidders for the national multiplexes must […]

UPC Romania launches cloud TV for hospitality market

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Romania has launched a cloud TV service aimed at the hospitality and health markets. UPC is offering a cloud-based internet TV offering aimed at connected screens provided by hotel chains, hospitals and other businesses. The technology platform is being provided by hospitality solutions supplier Nevotek. The system has already been […]

CEE operators facing competition and consolidation challenges

Intense price competition, including from overbuilders, and barriers to consolidation are among the challenges facing cable operators in central and eastern Europe, according to a panel of regional operator CEOs and content providers at Cable Congress in Brussels yesterday.  Severina Pascu, CEO, UPC Romania and Hungary said the main differences were the lower internet penetration […]

VDSL push boosts TV growth for Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom saw strong growth for its domestic Entertain TV service in the fourth quarter and also saw a solid performance from TV in its other European markets in 2014.  Deutsche Telekom had 2.442 million IPTV and satellite TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 65,000 quarter-on-quarter and up 12.2% year-on-year. […]

MTV launches OTT apps

MTV has launched new international over-the-top apps, MTV Play and MTV Trax, in an effort to target millennials and adapt to “changing consumer viewing habits.” MTV Play is a VoD service featuring many of MTV’s most popular shows, while MTV Trax is a music streaming app designed for casual music consumers that may be “put […]

Orange planning to launch its own HDMI dongle

Orange plans to launch an internet-connected HDMI dongle in France, following trials of the product in the Romanian market, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, Orange will launch product in France in April. However, unlike the Chromecast HDMI stick, which enables users to mirror content on other devices such as […]

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