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United Group looks to evolve Android TV offering

Serbia-based service provider United Group plans to expand on its hybrid broadcast-Android TV offering by adding a pure IPTV box, a small form-factor dongle option and an Android TV-enabled smart TV, according to United Cloud business development manager Mladen Mijatovic, Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London yesterday, Mijatovic said that United Group-subsidiary […]

Hopster launches across western Balkans with United Group

Preschool kids service Hopster has struck an agreement with western Balkans service provider United Group to launch its offering in the region. Hopster will make its video streaming service available on the EON platform via United Group-owned SBB in Serbia and via Telemach in Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Hopster’s launch will make episodes […]

United Group taps Nagra to secure new 4K Android TV platform

South East Europe telecoms and media provider, United Group, has tapped Nagra to secure its EON 4K Android TV platform in the Balkans. Nagra’s Conax content protection solutions will be used secure the hybrid TV offering, including Conax cardless, Conax Contego unified security head-end and multi-DRM solutions. EON offers a seven-day backwards EPG, more than […]

United Group preps for next-gen services with major CPE RFP

South-eastern European service provider United Group is to prepare the ground for next generation services by heavily overhauling its CPE base. In May this year United Group announced that it would invest over €600 million across the south-eastern Europe in the next five years. Following that, the group has issued a request for proposals(RFP) for […]

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 […]

CME sells Croatian and Slovenian networks for €230m

CME has agreed to sell its top broadcast operations in Croatia and Slovenia for €230 million, in what it described as a “transformational moment” for the company. Central European Media Enterprises made a deal to sell commercial networks Nova TV in Croatia and Pop TV in Slovenia to United Group subsidiary Slovenia Broadband. The deal was […]

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 […]

The QYou launches in Southeast Europe

Youth broadcaster The QYou has launched in Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after agreeing a channel distribution deal with teleco, United Group. The deal, which will also soon result in a rollout to Montenegro, sees The QYou’s millennial-focused, ‘best-of-the-web’ linear TV channel distributed for the first time in the region. “Short form digital first video […]

AMC expands Balkans footprint

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – Central Europe is expanding its Balkans footprint after agreeing a new deal with service provider United Group. AMCNI claims that the AMC channel that it broadcasts in Central and Eastern Europe will now reach nearly one million new homes in the Balkans region, with the affiliate arrangement covering both cable […]

Digital TV CEE Award winners revealed

Warsaw’s Belvedere restaurant was the scene for the inaugural Digital TV CEE Awards yesterday evening, hosted by DTVE editor Stuart Thomson and independent consultant Alexander Oudendijk. The Industry Leader Award went to Toomas Tiivel, group chief commercial officer of Starman. East Capital Explorer-backed Starman has emerged as a key consolidator in the cable and pay […]