Slovakia


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 […]

Deutsche Telekom sees strong TV growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom saw solid growth in its TV base in Germany in the year to December, but a mixed performance in its central and eastern European markets. Deutsche Telekom had 3.353 million TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 6.8% year-on-year. TV revenues in Germany amounted to €1.483 billion, up 5.9%. […]

Slovakia’s JOJ acquires Czech channel provider Československá Filmová Společnost

Slovakian commercial broadcast outfit JOJ Group has agreed the acquisition of 100% control of Czech channel provider Československá Filmová Společnost, which operates channels CS Film, CS Mini, Horor film, War TV and Kinosvět and online video portal Filmpopular.cz. JOJ Group parent company Slovenská Produkčná’s acquisition of Československá Filmová Společnost is conditional on approval by regulator […]

Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic tap MediaKind for TV technology

Deutsche Telekom-owned Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic have chosen MediaKind, the former Ericsson Media Solutions, to provide technology for IPTV services across the two countries. The agreement with Slovak Telekom involves an upgrading of the latter’s existing Magio IPTV service, while T-Mobile Czech Republic is using MediaKind to power its new IPTV service in […]

Deutsche Telekom TV numbers up as convergence fuels growth

Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets. Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products […]

Viasat World extends reach with M7 deal

Pay TV operator M7 Group is to add channel provider Viasat World’s recently launched Epic Drama service to its Skylink DTH platform from September 1. Joining the Czech and Slovak pay TV service will significantly extend Epic Drama’s reach in the two markets. Skylink is the biggest DTH platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, […]

Deutsche Telekom posts modest TV gains

Deutsche Telekom has recorded a modest increase in its TV base for the quarter to June, with mixed results in its central and eastern European operations, amidst a solid overall performance boosted by its US business. Deutsche Telekom saw its German TV base increase by 1.5% quarter-on-quarter to 3.24 million at the end of June, […]

Slovakia’s Towercom launches HbbTV-based platform

Slovakian transmission services provider Towercom has launched a new HbbTV-based TV platform, Otta. The new service will enable viewers to watch seven-day catch-up TV and a time-shift functionality that enables viewers to play back programmes in the last 24 hours, as well as archive movies and TV series. The service will be available on the […]

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