An unnamed Tricolor TV shareholder has applied to acquire an additional 50% stake in the Russian pay TV operator.The country’s competition regulator FAS has received an application from an existing shareholder. The identity of the person in question has not been revealed but if they are successful they will hold an 87.4% stake in Tricolor TV.
Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck a deal with Telenor Sweden-owned OpenUniverse, which specialises in providing open broadband infrastructure, to offer TV, broadband and telephony services over OpenUniverse networks. OpenUniverse currently operates 37 metropolitan networks across Sweden, with a potential customer base of over 100,000 customers.
This year’s ANGA COM exhibition in Cologne recorded 17,000 participants by the end of the show, with visitor numbers up 1.5% year-on –year and congress attendees up 15% to over 2,000.This year saw ANGA COM team with state-supported regional media conference the Medienforum NRW to create a joint offering. Other partners include industry associations Bitkom, Breko, Deutsche TV-Plattform, DVB, SCTE, VATM, VPRT, and ZVEI.Next year, ANGA COM will be held from June 9-11 at the Cologne Messe.
WarnerMedia’s forthcoming SVOD service will be launched as a single-tier offering at a price point somewhere between Disney+ and Netflix, according to analyst outfit MoffettNathanson, reporting on a meeting it recently had with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey.WarnerMedia’s properties include FriendsWhile specific details remain scant, the analyst company said that the WarnerMedia service “appears to be” a single-tier offering that will lean on the HBO brand but will not be named HBO itself, and could be offered as part of a bundle for HBO customers via established distribution partners.According to MoffettNathanson, the WarnerMedia service will combine the existing HBO streaming offering with some Warner Bros TV and film library content.The analyst outfit said that WarnerMedia may also consider launching an advertising-supported version of the service at a lower price point, similar to Hulu’s basic service.