Serbia


EBU ‘concerned’ after protesters storm Serbian pubcaster

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has expressed concern after protestors broke into the headquarters of Serbian pubcaster RTS in Belgrade on Saturday and demanded to be allowed to make a public address live on air. “We strongly oppose acts of violent intimidation against media organisations and call on all parties in Serbia to engage in a constructive […]

Hopster launches across western Balkans with United Group

Preschool kids service Hopster has struck an agreement with western Balkans service provider United Group to launch its offering in the region. Hopster will make its video streaming service available on the EON platform via United Group-owned SBB in Serbia and via Telemach in Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Hopster’s launch will make episodes […]

Antenna Group sells Serbia and Montenegro channels

International broadcast company Antenna Group has agreed to sell its media operations in Serbia and Montenegro to Serbian media entrepreneur Srdjan Milovanovic for €180 million. Antenna’s Serbian business comprises two free-to-air TV channels – PRVA and 02TV – and a portfolio of six premium pay-television channels, four websites and one radio station in Serbia. It […]

SPI International strikes VOD deal with Telekom Srbija

International channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has extended its existing partnership with Telekom Srbija to bring video-on-demand services to the Serbian operator’s platform. The deal, which also extends to Telekom Srbija’s Bosnian and Montenegrin subsidiaries Mtel Bosnia & Herzegovina and Mtel Montenegro, will see SPI bring 150 localised moves, 200thematic titles and series to viewers in […]

Telekom Srbija taps SES for new multi-country satellite bouquet

Telekom Srbija has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with satellite operator SES to deliver a new DTH satellite TV bouquet for Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. The new bouquet will launch from the 23.5° East position in December. The platform will enable Telekom Srbija to broadcast more than 150 channels, including up to 30 […]

Telekom Srbija acquires local operator Kopernikus Technology

Telekom Srbija has acquired Abris Capital Partners’ majority stake in Serbian cable TV and broadband services provider Kopernikus Technology. Abris, a private equity fund manager for Central and Eastern Europe, said it had sold 100% of its shares to Telekom Srbija, with Reuters valuing the Kopernikus Technology takeover at around €200 million. Prior to the […]

Viacom launches first streaming app in CEE

Viacom International Media Networks has launched its first mobile video streaming app in central and eastern Europe in partnership with Telenor. Telenor customers in Serbia will have free access to long-form content through the Nickelodeon Play VOD mobile app from today. Telenor is also set to debut Nickelodeon Play in Montenegro in October and it […]

United Group preps for next-gen services with major CPE RFP

South-eastern European service provider United Group is to prepare the ground for next generation services by heavily overhauling its CPE base. In May this year United Group announced that it would invest over €600 million across the south-eastern Europe in the next five years. Following that, the group has issued a request for proposals(RFP) for […]

United Group commits to €600 million investment in SE Europe

South-eastern European pay TV operator United Group is to invest over €600 million in the region over the next five years. The multi-play telecoms and media provider, founded in 2000 by local entrepreneur Dragan Šolak, will use the money to build on its track record of investing in local infrastructure, creating jobs and unlocking business […]

Telekom Srbija and SES partner on new channel distribution deal

Telekom Srbija has agreed a new deal with SES to distribute a new TV bouquet to cable and IPTV networks across Europe – with a focus on Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro. The new multi-year agreement will see Telekom Srbija lease satellite capacity on Astra 3B and make its new TV package available […]

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