Deutsche Telekom makes European TV gains

Deutsche Telekom reported a 12.1% year-on-year increase in TV customers in its home market of Germany in the three months ending September 30.  Announcing its third quarter results, Deutsche Telekom said that its domestic TV numbers – which include IPTV and satellite subscribers – came to 2.38 million customers. Across its European segment, Deutsche Telekom’s […]

UPC Romania latest to launch Wi-Free service

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Romania has launched a ‘Wi-Free’ service, providing customers with free WiFi access outside their homes. The company said that the service, which works by partitioning the WiFi clouds of individual subscriber homes, will deliver internet access from “hundreds of thousands of hotspots in Romania and millions of other access points […]

UPC DTH adds three channels

Liberty Global-owned satellite pay TV unit UPC DTH has added three channels to its offerings, which cover the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. UPC DTH has added Comedy Central Extra to its UPC Direct, freeSAT and Focus Sat services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Paramount Movie Channel will be also added […]

RCS&RDS progresses with Digi brand plan

Romanian cable operator RCS&RDS has moved forwards with its plans to rebrand its consumer offerings under the Digi label by opening a new Digi-branded store in the Transylvanian city of Timisoara.  The operator has already opened a number of Digi-branded stores across the country in the cities of Bucharest, Oradea, Constanta, Galati and Cluj. It […]

Telekom Romania taps Viaccess Orca for TV everywhere

Telecom Romania, the Deutsche Telekom-owned operator formerly known as Romtelecom, has chose Viaccess Orca’s Voyage TV everywhere platform as the basis for its multiscreen TV service. Viacess Orca is the primary system integrator on the project, wich will also integrate technology from Cap Gemini, Friendly Technologies, Broadpeak, Harmonic, Accedo and Zenterio, with the Zenterio operating […]

Romania to award licences for two DTT muxes

Romania’s communications regulator ANCOM has kicked off the latest phase in the country’s tortuous path towards digital transition by submitting a draft decision and auction reference terms for two national DTT multiplexes for public consultation. Earlier this year, ANCOM awarded licences for three multiplexes to the national transmission services group SNR, the first of which, […]

UPC Romania clarifies on football offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Romania has committed to upgrading only those subscribers who notify it of their desire to pay for it to a new premium football package, Football Extra. The move follows censure by the country’s consumer protection authority, the ANPC, after it received a number of complaints. UPC introduced two new football […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV growth across Europe

Deutsche Telekom had 2.318 million TV subscribers in Germany and 3.619 million in the rest of Europe at the end of June, up 63,000 and 61,000 respectively. In Germany, revenue from TV services amounted to €259 million – up from €251 million in previous quarter – of the company’s total of €1.802 billion, down 2.9% […]

Fine Living launches on Romtelecom

Scripps Networks International channel Fine Living has launched on Romanian TV platform Romtelecom.  Fine Living will be available as part of Romtelecom’s Maxim subscription package on both DTH and IPTV. At the same time, Scripps’ Travel Channel also extends its distribution on Romtelecom to include Maxim and Extra subscribers on both DTH and IPTV. “As […]

Discovery to manage ad sales for Eurosport in Romania

Discovery Networks Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), has started to manage the local advertising sales operations for Eurosport in Romania. Discovery’s in-house ad sales team is now managing ad spot sales for the channel, as well as the sponsorship packages for Barclays Premier League football, which Eurosport has secured the rights […]

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