Trace Urban expands in Central and Eastern Europe

Trace has launched its Trace Urban music channel on Total TV in Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Total TV cable is the television package from United Group, which was formed in 2007 through the combination of Serbia Broadband (SBB), Telemach Slovenia and shortly afterwards Telemach Bosnia. Trace Urban airs music videos, celebrity interviews, magazine […]

Italy finally ends interference-causing broadcasts

Italy has informed the International Telecommunications Union that it has ceased transmitting TV programmes on 61 frequencies that have been causing problems with interference in neighbouring countries. The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau received a complaint from the Slovenian government in 2005 about interference resulting from Italian broadcasts, with other countries joining the chorus of complaint from […]

TV helps Telekom Austria offset falling voice revenue

Broadband and TV growth in Austria – and in Croatia– helped Telekom Austria partly compensate declining voice revenues in its home market in the third quarter.  Telekom Austria had 278,700 TV customers in Austria, up from 263,000 at the same point last year, out of a total broadband revenue-generating base of 1.473 million. In Croatia, […]

Digital TV CEE: Netflix unlikely to progress in CEE

Netflix is unlikely to make significant headway in most markets in central and Eastern Europe without making significant and probably uneconomic investments in local content, according to a line-up of speakers at the Digital TV CEE conference in Budapest. Despite the global SVOD player’s decision to localise its service in Poland, there is still a […]

AMC Networks localises flagship channel in CEE

AMC Networks is localising its flagship AMC channel in Central and Eastern Europe. The US-listed company is replacing its CEE feed in the region with country-specific services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These three services will run in those countries and throughout the region. There is already a dedicated AMC Hungary feed in […]

Telekom Austria sees solid pay TV growth

Pay TV continued to pay dividends for Telekom Austria in the second quarter, with solid subscriber growth. Telekom Austria had 276,200 pay TV customers in Austria at the end of the second quarter, up 6.6% year-on-year. Fixed broadband customers grew 3.1% to 1,468,800. TV and broadband revenues partly offset declining voice revenues, boosted by the […]

Vice Media pushes into eastern Europe with Antenna Group

Vice Media has teamed up with Greece’s Antenna Group to expand further in central and eastern Europe, rolling out operations in Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia. The move follows the pair’s existing collaboration in Greece, Serbia and Romania. Vice will launch new editorial and production operations to create and distribute its […]

Anderson named general manager at Slovenia’s STN

Slovenia-based teleport operator STN has named Anver Anderson as its new general manager. Anderson, who previously ran his own consultancy business, will be responsible for implementing on-going and new initiatives including global sales, marketing outreach and team development. Anderson has worked for a number of companies in a long career in the satellite business, including […]

NTV+ takes on host broadcaster role for shooting competition

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has acted as the host broadcaster for a sports event outside the Russian national territory for the first time. The pay TV operator was the principal broadcaster for the international small-calibre and clay-pigeon shooting competition held in Maribor in Slovenia. The broadcaster aired coverage of four finals, covering men’s and […]

TVbeat launches Slovenian TV analytics

TV analytics provider TVbeat has launched a Slovenian dataset, aimed at broadcasters and advertising agencies.  The analytics service is designed so that broadcasters and agencies can optimise their content and program scheduling, capturing census data from IPTV provider Telekom Slovenije and cable operator Telemach. The data is gathered from TVs, mobiles, tablets and PCs and […]