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United Group completes acquisition of Bulgaria’s Vivacom

South-eastern European broadband and pay TV provider United Group has completed the acquisition of Bulgaria’s Vivacom, following approval of the merger by the EC in April. Vivacom has been the largest domestic operator in Bulgaria in terms of revenues for the last seven years. The company has 1.8 million customers to whom it provides a […]

BC Partners strikes deal for United Group to take stake in Forthnet

Private equity group BC Partners has struck an agreement with Greek pay TV outfit Forthnet’s creditor banks that will see BC-owned United Group take a one third stake in the company. The deal will see United Group take on about 50% of Forthnet’s convertible bonds and loan receivables along with shares in the company, initially, […]

United Group owner BC Partners set to acquire Greece’s Forthnet

The creditors of indebted Greek service provider Forthnet – owner of the Nova TV pay TV operation – have reportedly entered into exclusive talks with private equity outfit BC Partners, owner of south-eastern European operator United Group, to sell their stake in the company. BC Partners would take on Forthnet’s debt as well as acquiring […]

Croatian consolidation takes shape as Tele2 completes sale to United Group

Nordic telco Tele2 has completed the sale of its Croatian subsidiary to Serbia-based Western Balkan service provider United Group. Completion of the deal follows approval of the sale by the Croatian Competition Agency, which told Tele2 that it was greenlighting the agreement at the end of January, following a Phase II investigation. Tele2 announced the sale […]

United Group gets green light for Tele2 acquisition

Tele2’s planned sale of its Croatian unit to Western Balkans service provider United Group has been approved by the country’s competition watchdog. The Croatian Competition Agency has informed Tele2 of its decision following a Phase II investigation and ahead of giving formal approval for the sale. Tele2 announced the sale of its Croatian business in […]

Croatian watchdog launches phase II probe into United Group-Tele2 deal

Croatia’s competition watchdog, the AZTN, has begun a Phase II investigation into Tele2’s sale of its local operation to United Group, the Serbia-based service provider that operates services across multiple countries in the western Balkans.  Tele2 said it would continue to support United Group in its dialogue with the Croatian Competition Agency to obtain clearance. […]

United Group expands reach in SE Europe with Vivacom acquisition

United Group, the pay TV and cable service provider that operates across countries of the former Yugoslavia, has agreed to acquire Bulgarian telecom operator Vivacom for a reported €1.2 billion. The pay TV operator, owned by private equity outfit BC Partners since March last year, will acquire Vivacom, expanding its geographic reach and cementing its […]

United Group enters Croatian market with Tele2 acqusition

Serbia-based multi-play operator United Group, which is active across multiple Western Balkans markets, is to acquire Tele2’s Croatian business, taking the group into the Croatian market for the first time. Tele2 said it was selling its Croatian business to United Group for an enterprise value of €220 million. The Swedish group said that the maove […]

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 […]

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