Canal+ scores WTA rights in Czech Republic and Slovakia until 2028

Pay TV giant Canal+ Group has picked up the exclusive rights to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour in the Czech Republic and Slovakia through to 2028. The tennis tournament will broadcast on Canal+ channels across the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 2024 for five seasons. Canal+ will air The WTA tour from January […]

PPF’s TV Markíza names Yettel Hungary chief as CEO

Central European Media Enterprises (CME)-owned Slovak commercial broadcaster TV Markíza has named Peter Gažík as its new CEO. Gažík, who will take up his post on September 1, will replace existing chief executive Matthias Settele. Settele, who will remain a member of the editorial board of CME, will continue at the broadcaster until the end […]

Canal+ expands presence in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Canal+ Group has expanded its presence in the Czech Republic and Slovakia markets, with the launch of Canal+ Action on Skylink. Canal+ Action broadcasts action movies and series with Czech dubbing, which will be available via satellite and Internet TV on the Skylink and freeSAT platforms starting today. Subscribers to T-Mobile, Slovak Telekom and DIGI Slovakia will […]

RTVS taps M7 for channel distribution

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has turned to Luxembourg-based pay TV outfit M7 Group, owned by Canal+, to distribute its channels via SES’s Astra 23.5° East satellite position.   M7 will distribute all of RTVS’s channels: Jednotka, Dvojka, Trojka, and the new channel RTVS Šport, launched in time for the upcoming Winter Olympics. All RTVS channels […]

M7 to distribute Slovakia’s TV OSEM through Astra at 23.5° East

Canal+-owned Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group has signed a multi-year agreement with Slovakia-based lifestyle channel TV OSEM for the free-to-air satellite distribution in HD via the M7 platform on SES Astra’s position at 23.5° East. OSEM provides Slovak and Czech viewers with programming focusing on health, lifestyle, music, folklore and esoteric topics. The majority […]

Intelsat boosted by Slovak Telekom DTH deal

Intelsat has struck a significant satellite transponder deal with Slovak Telecom that the satellite operator has hailed as one of the largest and longest agreements of its kind in the CEE region for a number of years. The deal will provide Slovak with three new transponders for extra capacity, so the company can bring more […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow in ‘most successful year’ ever

Deutsche Telekom saw 74,000 customers in its domestic German market sign up for its MagentaTV service in the fourth quarter of last year, taking the company’s domestic TV total base to 3.6 million, up 7.9% year-on-year. By comparison, the telco’s overall broadband base was up 1.2% to 13.73 million. Its fibre broadband subscriber number was […]

MyZen TV 4K launches in Slovakia

Lifestyle channel My Zen TV 4K has launched in the Slovakian market on the Antik Telecom platform. MyZen TV 4K started broadcasting its new 100% native 4K signal from July 1 with premium content and lifestyle programs around the four thematic pillars of the chain: daily well-being, life changes, escape, body and soul. Antik Telecom […]

EBU creates new learning hub for CEE

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU is teaming up with Slovakian Member RTVS to create a new EBU Academy regional learning hub in Bratislava.  A letter of intent has been signed by RTVS Director General Jaroslav Reznik and EBU DG Noel Curran. The hub is the third to be announced this year following the opening of similar academies […]

UPC Slovakia adds seven channels to catch-up offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Slovakia has added seven new channels to its TV Archív seven-day catch-up service. The cable operator has added content from Nat Geo Wild HD, Nick Junior, Rik TV HD, Filmbox, Viasat Nature HD, IDX HD and m1 HD to its line-up, taking the number of channels available in the catch-up […]

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