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 […]

Vivacom grows IPTV base

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom grew its IPTV subscriber base to 426,000 at the end of June, up from 390,000 a year earlier. The proportion of overall subscribers taking the TV service rose from 40% to 44% in the same period. Vivacom claims to be the leading IPTV operator in Bulgaria. The company is the country’s […]

Vivacom hails IPTV success

Bulgarian telecom service provider Vivacom reported 410,000 pay TV customers at the end of 2016, of whom 42% took its advanced IPTV service. The figure means that Vivacom added 41,000 TV customers in the course of 2016, representing growth in its base of 11%. The 42% that took IPTV at the end of the year […]

Consortium buyout of Bulgaria’s Vivacom complete

A consortium led by Bulgarian businessman Spas Roussev has completed its 100% buyout of Bulgarian Communications Company (BTC), which operates under the name Vivacom. The consortium, named Viva Telecom, counts Roussev as its largest shareholder and has a number of minority investors, including Russian bank VTB. Viva Telecom completed the deal by buying 100% of shares […]

Investment firm takes 43% stake in Bulgaria’s Vivacom

European investment firm LIC33 has reportedly bought a 43% stake in Bulgarian telco Vivacom.  According to a Bloomberg report, LIC33 bought the stake along with 100% of Nurts, Vivacom’s radio and television transmitter unit, and other assets including TV cable licenses. The total purchase price was for a token value of €1 and includes a commitment […]

Bulgaria’s Satellite BG to close

Bulgarian DTH provider Satellite BG has said it will cease broadcasting as of June 1. In a statement on its website, the operator blamed the economic crisis for its closure. The owners of the platform have agreed with Bulgarian telco Vivacom a deal whereby Satellite BG subscribers will be given the option to sign up […]

Vivacom sees TV customer growth

Bulgarian telco Vivacom said that it saw a 76% growth in TV customers for the first quarter of 2013, compared to a 13% increase in people using its mobile services and 30% rise in those using mobile data services. The firm, which did not break out precise figures, however, said that a growing customer base […]

Bulgaria’s Vivacom completes sale

Bulgarian telco and pay TV operator Vivacom has been acquired by newly registered company Viva Telecom Bulgaria. NEF Telecom has sold its 93.99% stake in the telco following the receipt of regulatory approval to Viva Telecom, a consortium that includes Russia’s VTB Capital and Hungary’s Corporate Commercial Bank. Under the terms of the deal, worth […]

Two Bulgarian deals for Intelsat

Bulgarian digital-terrestrial TV infrastructure provider NURTS and telco Vivacom have separately signed new contracts for capacity on Intelsat’s satellite platform. NURTS, the primary tower company and sole DTT operator in Bulgaria, will use capacity on Intelsat 12 at 45° East to contribute content to its terrestrial towers for DTT services launching soon in Bulgaria. Intelsat […]