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4iG appoints new senior execs

The Board of Directors of 4iG has appointed new senior executives in order to integrate Vodafone Hungary and the company’s existing telecommunications portfolio. The executives will be responsible for identifying synergies within the Group and harmonising business operations. From March 1st, Sacha Dudler will join the 4iG Group’s senior management team as Deputy CEO, in […]

February 1, 2023

Vodefone Hungary sale completed

The acquisition of Vodafone Hungary Telecommunications has now been completed upon payment of the purchase price. According to the sale and purchase agreement signed on January 8th, 4iG, the telecommunications and IT group, has acquired 51 per cent and the Hungarian State has acquired 49 per cent indirect influence in the second largest telecommunications company […]

January 31, 2023

4iG acquires Vodafone Hungary

Antenna Hungária, a subsidiary of 4iG, Corvinus International Investment, representing the Hungarian State and Vodafone Europe have signed a binding sale and purchase agreement of 100 per cent shares in Vodafone Hungary. The parties have agreed on an Enterprise Value of HUF 660 billion (€1.66bn) which is 7.1 times the EBITDA of the target company […]

January 9, 2023

ITV Studios sells dating format in Germany, Hungary

ITV Studios dating format Make Love, Fake Love, which debuted in the UK in 2021 as Ready to Mingle, is launching in Germany before the end of the year, with Hungary to follow in 2023. The format has, to date, been commissioned in three territories in total including the UK as the originating territory. In […]

December 19, 2022

Magyar Telekom selects ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalytics, a content discovery platform and targeted advertising provider, has announced that Hungarian telco, Magyar Telekom, has chosen the Think360 platform for personalised recommendations, targeted promotions, and viewer engagement across its TV and OTT services. Magyar Telekom joins other Deutsche Telekom MagentaTV subsidiaries in deploying Think360 and is the first in the group to deploy […]

December 5, 2022

Bedrock delivers RTL+ Hungary

Bedrock, the European streaming technology company, has successfully launched a direct-to-consumer service for the newly rebranded RTL+. Thanks to Bedrock’s platform ability to develop and support all types of features and tiers,  RTL Hungary has put 3 tiers simultaneously on the market: AVoD: with RTL+ Light, the traditional catch-up TV offer; Telcos: with RTL+ Activ […]

November 29, 2022

Hungary: ‘We’ll DDoS pirates’

The Hungarian telecoms association has mooted a plan to tackle IPTV piracy with denial-of-service attacks. They are seeking permission from the authorities but some fear that exemption from the law might establish a difficult legal precedent. Pirates use domains, IP addresses, websites, servers and cloud services like other platforms. They know rights owners will attempt […]

September 20, 2022

SPI/FilmBox services for DIGI Hungary

SPI/FilmBox and DIGI, the Hungarian pay-TV operators, have concluded a distribution deal with both linear and digital components. Accordingly, SPI’s flagship movie channel FilmBox ia now available for subscribers. Additionally, those who opt for the FilmBox Pak will have access to even more entertainment in the form of FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Stars, FilmBox Family, and […]

September 1, 2022

Vodafone sells Hungary business

Vodafone Group Plc has agreed to sell its Hungarian unit to 4iG Public and Corvinus, a Hungarian state holding company, in a deal worth €1.8 billion. The companies aim to close the acquisition by the end of 2022 subject to regulatory approval. VOIS – Vodafone’s IT and business support venture – is not included in […]

August 22, 2022

Bedrock delivers a new version of RTL Most

Bedrock, the European streaming-tech leader, has announced the delivery of updated functionalities on the Hungarian streaming platform and application, RTL Most. The updated functionalities allow a better personalisation of content recommendations, and a smoother navigation on the platform and application. The new version of RTL Most delivered by Bedrock includes: A modern interface and design […]

April 21, 2022