Serbia


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 […]

Telenor sells CEE operations to O2 and Nova Group owner PPF

Telenor has agreed to sell its central and eastern European assets to private equity outfit PPF Group for €2.8 billion in a move that will see the Norwegian telco exit its wholly-owned mobile operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. PPF owns multi-play provider 02 Czech Republic, which it acquired from Telefónica in 2013, but […]

SES extends partnership with Telekom Srbija, RTS

SES has extended its deal with Telekom Srbija, which will now transmit an extra three TV channels and three radio stations for Serbian public broadcaster RTS via an Astra satellite. Telekom Srbija is leasing additional capacity on Astra and will use it to broadcast TV channels RTS1, RTS2 and RTS Poletarac and radio stations Radio […]

Serbian telecom takes new channels from RTS

Serbian telecom operator MTS has added five new channels from national broadcaster RTS to its TV offering. MTS, formerly known as Telekom Srbija, has added RTS Život, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor and RTS Muzika to its basic offering. Lifestyle and entertainment channel RTS Kolo (RTS Life) provides a variety of shows on different […]

HBO takes Go direct-to-consumer in seven more CEE countries

HBO is expanding direct-to-consumer distribution of its TV everywhere service to seven more countries in the CEE region. HBO Go is now available as an OTT TV service in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The move follows the launch earlier this month of the service as a direct-to-consumer service in Hungary, […]

Serbia’s number two cable operator taps CryptoGuard for CA

Serbia’s number two cable operator Kopernikus has tapped content security provider CryptoGuard to provide conditional access services to secure its content revneues as it digitizes its network and launches new pay TV services. Abris Capital Partners-backed Kopernikus offers about 200 channels, including Serbia’s leading sports channels Arena Sport and Sport Klub. The Belgrade-based company also […]

Raft of Serbian channels launching on SES

Satellite operator SES is to carry six TV channels and one radio station for Serbian public broadcaster RTS. The six channels,  RTS Satelit, RTS Život, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor and RTS Muzika, and radio station Radio Beograd, will be transmitted to cable headends across Europe and will be available to Serbian expatriates via […]

United Media acquires Fight Channel

Western Balkans pay TV operator United Group-owned United Media has acquired Fight Channel, the combat sports channel for the region operated by Fight Channel Group. Fight Channel offers a range of mixed martial arts sports, kickboxing and boxing. Its content includes live and archive events of UFC, Bellator, Glory and other fighting brands. In addition […]

HBO Europe takes originals strategy to new region

HBO Europe has extended its strategy of working up local originals and is developing new drama series from Croatia and Serbia. At last year’s Sarajevo Film Festival it unveiled plans to make originals out of the Adria region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro), and has now selected its first projects: crime […]