TV YUGOSLAVIA up for sale

The Serbian Privatization Agency has announced that it will put TV Yugoslavia up for sale at an initial price of 75,362.35 euro at public auction on March 9. The TV station's most important property is studio and recording ... More

Braneti Group entered Romanian advertising market

Austrian owner-managed full-service communications agency Braneti officially entered on the Romanian market, accordingly having recently opened an office in Bucharest. Romanian by birth, Marius Braneti (see photo), CEO of the ... More

Izidor Goes to

A webpage of the Maribor-based daily paper Vecer has won the Izidor award for the most innovative web project. A jury of experts decided to reward Vecer's anthological section "Podstresje" (The Loft) located at ... More

Foreign buyers for 4 Bulgarian radio stations

As many as 4 Bulgarian radio stations may change owners shortly if France's Lagardere and Luxembourg-based SBS Broadcasting Group complete successfully the take-over negotiations now in their final stages. Lagardere is eyeing a ... More

Divac wants to buy Novosti?

Vlade Divac is interested in procurement of Novosti. He sent the offer through auditing company "Ces Mekon" and the offered price is €2,500 per stock. It is true that Divac is not officially mentioned and the fact is that ... More

Slovenians Change their Favourite Periodical

Nedeljski Dnevnik, a separate tabloid-style edition of the daily Dnevnik, was the most widely read Slovenian weekly periodical in the second half of 2005, a survey shows. The national readership survey, commissioned by the ... More

Reader's Digest Association launches book businesses in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is among the four new countries where the Reader's Digest Association, Inc. will launch book publishing businesses in four countries, bringing to 10 the number of new countries that RDA has entered in the past 22 months, ... More

Privatization of Boyana FilmStudios

Privatization Agency Executive Director Todor Nikolov and the manager of Nu Image - Bulgaria, David Varod, on Tuesday signed an agreement on the privatization of a 95 per cent stake in Boyana Film studios.On January 13, the ... More

Serbian Print Media moves towards Privatization Deadline

Just under half of Serbiàs print media outlets have submitted applications for privatisation. Serbiàs Minister of Culture Drag an Kojadinovic said 15 of a total of 33 printed media had so far responded to the ... More

Russia's Prime-Tass opens bureau in Croatia's capital Zagreb

Russia's Prime-Tass economic news agency has announced the official opening of its bureau in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The bureau will be responsible for covering news in the Balkans. The opening of the bureau is part of ... More

TicketPro enters Bulgarian ticket market.

The Jun 21 Depeche Mode concert in Sofia will be the first local event served by TicketPro, the international ticketing company. The tickets will go on sale at selected retail outlets from Jan 23. TicketPro, which recently ... More

Privatization of the Star Daily Newspaper

Turkey's Saving Deposits Insurance Fund has relaunched the privatisation procedure for the Star daily newspaper, which was handed over to state supervision from the bankrupt Uzan family. A new auction for the paper is scheduled ... More

Britain's Apace Media to buy another stake of Diema vision

Britain's Apace Media plc, an intellectual property and branded content company, said it has completed the purchase of a 50% stake in Bulgaria's private cable and satellite broadcaster Diema Vision. The British firm intends to ... More

Dimitrijevic Majority Owner of BK TV

- Blagoje Dimitrijevic of Belgrade is the majority owner of BK TV, the Serbian Broadcasting Agency confirmed to BETA on Jan. 10. According to a document given to the Broadcasting Agency by Evropa Osiguranje, in July 2005 ... More

Bulgarian sell-off supervisor reviews Boyana Film deal

The draft of the sell-off contract for a 95% stake in Sofia-based Boyana Film studios was submitted on December 29 for review by the supervisory board of Bulgaria's Privatisation Agency. The deal will be considered approved if ... More

Karić family is not owner of TV BK

Bogoljub Karić and members of his family are not the owners of BK Telekom, says Bojana Lekić, director general and editor in chief of RTV BK. "It is true that several local and international respectable media companies ... More

Seven banks pre-selected for consulting services related to Radiocomunicatii privatisation

Ministry of Communications and IT (MCTI) has pre-selected seven investment banks, out of 10 which have submitted letters of intention for providing financial consulting services within the privatisation process of National ... More

Media giants in SCG

Three biggest European publishing companies Gruner+Jahr, Sanoma magazines international and Styria have signed contract on partnership for publishing of several periodical magazines and daily newspapers in Adriatic region, i.e. ... More

UK’s Apace in second media deal in Bulgaria

BRITISH intellectual property and branded-content company Apace Media said on December 1 that it would acquire a 50-per cent stake in Bulgarian cable broadcaster Diema Vision. Apace said in a statement to the London Stock ... More

KD group buys 20% stake in Delo, sells Mercator stake

Asset management firm KD Group has acquired just fewer than 20% of Slovenia's leading newspaper outlet Delo in exchange for a 4.16% stake in grocer Mercator. KD Group said that it had acquired 19.99% (133,492 shares) in Delo ... More