Advanced Television


4iG secures NAGRA to launch new entertainment service

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group, company and independent provider of evolving content protection and media and entertainment solutions, has announced the leading Hungarian broadband and TV service provider 4iG, through its subsidiaries Vodafone Hungary, DIGI Hungary and Antenna Hungaria, selected NAGRA as its system integrator and solution partner to lead their migration to a feature-rich, next-generation […]

September 13, 2023

4iG profits boosted by Vodafone Hungary

4iG has reported that its acquisition of Vodafone Hungary, completed in the first quarter of this year, has enabled it to “achieve the necessary scale of operations in the domestic and regional telecommunications sector”, allowing it to “maximise synergies between its strategic sectors, operating as a convergent service provider from IT to telecommunications”. The Group […]

September 1, 2023

4iG sells DIGI Hungary mobile infrastructure

Antenna Hungária, owner of 4iG Group’s telecommunication portfolio, has signed an agreement with Pro-M for the sale of DIGI Hungary mobile infrastructure – which has announced to the Budapest Stock Exchange. MIS Omega Mobilhálózat carved out from DIGI Távközlési in May this year, owns the tower network, the owned and leased sites with the entire […]

June 30, 2023

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