United Group

Balkans-based United Media debuts three new channels

Southeast European media company United Media is launching three new cable channels from October 28: Nova Max, Nova Series and Grand Nostalgia. The new channels will offer “the biggest blockbusters, unforgettable classics, the most watched domestic series, and the best music programmes”. They will be available across a range of Balkans-based platforms. These include EON, […]

United Group hires Vodafone veteran as marketing boss

Southeast European telecommunications services provider United Group has announced the appointment of Quique Vivas as group vice president marketing.  Vivas joins with over 17 years of experience in telecommunications. He has held various positions across marketing, sales, digital, brand, operations and strategy for mobile, fixed and TV both in B2B and B2C. Notably, he served […]

United Group taps Nagra for digital watermarking

South-eastern European service provider United Group’s United Cloud ‘innovation centre’ has chosen technology outfit Nagra’s NexGuard Watermarking to further ensure OTT content protection for all United Group’s assets. As part of the provider’s OTT content protection expansion, Nagra’s NexGuard watermarking is intended to ensure United Group’s protection of all types of content assets. The deployment […]

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 to consolidate DTH platforms

South-eastern European pay TV and broadband provider United Group has unveiled plans to consolidate its DTH services across the region into a single platform by sending an RFI to a group of satellite operators for satellite capacity to support its plans.  United Group operates three DTH services through its Nova, Total TV, and Vivacom brands […]

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 […]

Greece’s combined Nova-Wind team unveiled

South-eastern European service provider United Group has unveiled a joint management team for Greek pay TV operator Nova and service provider subsidiary Wind that will lead the merger of the two businesses, furthering its goal of creating a strong alternative provider of fixed, mobile and pay TV services in the Greek market. As previously announced, […]

United Group names new Nova Broadcasting and Vivacom chiefs

South-eastern European service provider United Group has named Dirk Gerkens as CEO of Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group and Nikolai Andreev as CEO of Bulgarian service provider subsidiary Vivacom. United Group announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Andreev, currently CEO of Nova Broadcastng Group, as CEO of Vivacom, effective 1 December. Andreev succeeds Atanas Dobrev […]

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