SBS Broadcasting buys Bulgarian TV channel, radio station

SBS, a European commercial television and radio broadcasting company based in Luxembourg, said it has finalised the acquisition of Radio Veselina AD, the Bulgarian company that owns the Veselina national radio stations and cable ... More

Conference on convergence and digital media in Sarajevo

The BiH and Italian Regulatory Agencies (CRA AND AGCOM) organized on Thursday the Conference “Convergence and digital media through electronic networks – challenges for operators and legislators”. The ... More

Bulgarian CableTEL in Azerbaijan

CableTEL, the Bulgarian cable TV , Internet and voice company, will deploy a cable TV network in Azerbaijan. CableTEL will team up with Turkey's Genay for the greenfield investment project in the former Soviet republic. ... More

Two Top Slovenia's Tabloids

The daily tabloid Slovenske novice and the weekly Nedeljski Dnevnik, a separate tabloid-style edition of the daily Dnevnik, were the most widely read Slovenian periodicals in 2005 and in the first quarter of 2006, a survey shows. ... More

Sofia News Agency as top visited website

In a poll carried out by market researcher Market Test, SNA came on top among news agencies in the country and its website ranks only second to, the web spot of private television channel bTV. A total of 20.8% of ... More

Croatian newspapers face tough competition

The Croatian agency MediaPuls recently conducted a survey about newspaper reading habits in Croatia, covering the first quarter of 2006. The results show that Jutarnji List remains the most popular daily in the country. Some ... More

Nova TV is not for Sale

The owner of Nova TV, Central European Media Enterprises (CME), stated that the company received no offer on possible acquisition of this Croatian TV station from Serbian TV Pink, 'CT' reports. "Wishing to comment on recent ... More


The Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA) has been established by representatives of national news agencies in Black Sea littoral countries in a meeting held today n Kiev, Ukraine. Anadolu Agency (A.A) Director ... More

Radio ads up 4% at 28 mln levs

Radio ad spending totalled 28 mln levs in '05, up around 4% over '04, said the Association of Bulgarian Broadcasters (ABB). Over 90% of the budget of the advertisers was spent to buy airtime from 15% of radio broadcasters in '05, ... More

TV Pink Eyes Nova TV

Zeljko Mitrovic, the owner of Serbian Pink media group, the largest media empire in the Southeast Europe, became the focus of Croatian media after his short visit to Zagreb over the weekend, during which he announced that he ... More

Deal Between WAZ and DZS Postponed

The signing of a contract between German media conglomerate WAZ and Slovenian publishing house DZS on establishing a joint venture, scheduled for Tuesday, 16 May, has been postponed. After WAZ told STA the previous week that ... More

70% of Bulgarian households have cable TV

The percentage of cable TV subscribers among Bulgaria's urban households rose to 68% in '05 versus 60% a year earlier, found a survey by market intelligence company Market Test. The biggest rate of penetration for cable TV was ... More

A competition for Bulgarian media

A competition for Bulgarian media abroad will evaluate different categories of journalism, BTA Director General Maxim Minchev said at the closure of the Second World Meeting of Bulgarian Media in Chicago. The competition, ... More

Bulgarian cable operator CableTEL buys Evrotur Sat TV

CableTEL, the Bulgarian cable TV, Internet and voice company, said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to buy a majority stake in local Evrotur Sat TV. The deal should be wrapped up within a couple of months, said Dimitar ... More

CA-IB and Musat&Asociatii to provide consultancy in SNR privatisation

The consortium formed of investment bank CA-IB and law house Musat&Asociatii will provide the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCTI) the financial consultancy services in the privatisation process of the ... More

Business Review Launches Bucharest Lawyer

Business Review has launched a new supplement - Bucharest Lawyer. The 16 pages monthly supplement targets the Bucharest legal and business community, and covers topics of interest in the form of articles, interviews, profiles, ... More

Luxembourg SBS buys 3 Bulgarian radio stations

SBS, a European commercial television and radio broadcasting company based in Luxembourg, has acquired possession of 3 Bulgarian radio stations after buying their parent company Vitosha FM. The terms of the deal, which ... More

AVAS to check Rodipet owner’s compliance with privatisation contract

AVAS will check whether the owner of Rodipet has complied with customer non-discrimination clauses in the privatisation contract, after media reports that Rodipet suspended distribution of a magazine which published an inquiry ... More

BusinessWeek now available in Romania

BusinessWeek has a Romanian edition starting today. The local edition of the American publication is now available to Romanian readership, with a content adapted to the local market combined with a series of analyses and features ... More

‘Saptamana Financiara’ edition seized by Rodipet

On Monday morning, Hassan Awdi, President of Rodipet, ordered the seizure of the entire edition of ‘Saptamana Financiara’ taken for distribution under a firm order, at the company headquarter, reads a press release ... More