Serbia


United Group first half lifted by Wind Hellas acquisition

South-eastern European service provider United Group, which operates broadband and pay TV service across the western Balkans and Greece, saw its half-year numbers boosted by its acquisition of Wind Hellas in Greece. Homes passed grew by 17% to 4.529 million compared to H1 2021, as a result of the Wind Hellas acquisition and organic growth. […]

United Group grows on back of Wind Hellas acquisition

South-Eastern European pay TV and broadband service provider United Group saw its revenue-generating unit base rise by 38% in the first quarter on the back of its acquisition of Greece’s Wind Hellas and Croatia’s Optima Telecom, along with acquisitions in Bulgaria and organic growth. United Group grew its RGU base to just over 15 million, […]

United Group sees solid subscriber and revenue growth

South-eastern European service provider United Group saw solid subscriber growth last year, while revenue increased by 63%. The group, which owns broadband, mobile and pay TV networks in the western Balkans, Greece and Bulgaria, saw its revenue-generating unit base increase by 4% year-on-year to 11.334 million, driven by its acquisition of Vivacom in Bulgaria as […]

United Group hails year of spectacular growth

South-eastern Europe region service provider United Group’s spate of acquisitions saw its annualised revenues almost treble in the year to March to close to €2 billion, with Bulgarian acquisition Vivacom the largest contributor to revenue and EBITDA by some margin. Providing a trading update for 2020 and the first quarter of this year, United Group, […]

United Group to acquire Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting

South-east European pay TV outfit United Group has reached an agreement to acquire Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group from Advance Media Group. The transaction is expected to close early this year subject to regulatory approvals. Nova comprises of 10 TV channels including national Nova TV, the country’s largest online platform Net Info that reach on average […]

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 […]

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