Vivacom


United Group hails year of spectacular growth

South-eastern Europe region service provider United Group’s spate of acquisitions saw its annualised revenues almost treble in the year to March to close to €2 billion, with Bulgarian acquisition Vivacom the largest contributor to revenue and EBITDA by some margin. Providing a trading update for 2020 and the first quarter of this year, United Group, […]

Hopster launches in Bulgaria

Early learning educational service Hopster has announced its latest expansion to Bulgaria. Platform operator Sandbox Kids has partnered with Bulgarian tech company Vivacom to launch the service in the country, with Hopster exclusively available in Bulgaria via Vivacom’s EON platform. Hopster offers users access to family favourites such as Pingu and Peppa Pig along with […]

United Group in talks to buy Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group

United Group, the Balkan telco and media company, in talks to acquire Bulgaria’s leading media company Nova Broadcasting Group. The announcement of talks were made by United Group owner BC Partners, with the private equity firm confirming that it was in the midst of discussions with Nova owner Advance Media Group. A potential deal comes […]

Vivacom takes FunBox UHD

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecommunications provider Vivacom have expanded their existing partnership to include SPI’s 4K entertainment and lifestyle channel FunBox UHD in the latter’s new UHD offering. The channel, which features documentaries, music, sports, arts/culture and lifestyle programming, has been available to Vivacom subscribers in the 4K Ultra package starting November 2. In […]

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 […]

Vivacom to distribute quartet of Russian international channels

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom is to provide satellite distribution for a quartet of popular Russian TV channels, which it has also added to its domestic pay TV line-up. Vivacom will distribute Russian entertainment channels TNT Russia, TV-3 International, Friday! International and TNT4 International via satellite to pay TV operators across Europe and Asia from the […]

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 […]

OTE sells Telekom Albania

Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE has struck a deal to sell its entire stake in Telekom Albania to Bulgarian telco Vivacom’s major shareholder and an Albanian-Bulgarian investor partner. OTE will sell its Telekom Albania stake to Albania Telecom Invest AD €50 million. The Bulgarian investment vehicle is controlled by viva com controlling shareholder Spas  Roussey […]

Bulgaria’s Vivacom sees IPTV growth

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom saw strong growth for its IPTV offering in the year to June. The company’s IPTV base rose by 15.6% for the 12 months to June 30, and IPTV now accounts for 47.3% of its total of 456,000 pay TV subscribers. Overall, Vivacom had 492,000 broadband customers at the end of June […]

Vivacom sees IPTV success

Bulgarian telco Vivacom grew its TV base by 9% last year to end 2017 with 447,000 pay TV customers, of which 46% took its IPTV service, up from 42% a year earlier. The company now claims to be the country’s leading IPTV provider, with a 61% market share. The company said that demand was being […]

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