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United Group

United Group appoints Vivas VP Marketing

United Group, a provider of telecommunications services and media in Southeast Europe, has appointed Quique Vivas Group Vice President Marketing, effective from December 20th. Vivas in his role will be succeeding Victoriya Boklag, who has held the position of Group Vice President Marketing and Media since 2013. Boklag will focus on her role as Group […]

September 22, 2022

Friend MTS extends United Media deal

Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has extended its long-standing relationship with United Media to provide anti-piracy services for Novasports channels in Greece. The Novasports linear sports channels – Novasports Prime, Novasports 1, Novasports 2 and Novasports 3 – are protected against content theft and piracy by Friend MTS’s global monitoring services. Using fingerprint-based content […]

March 16, 2022

United Group’s Solak acquires Southampton FC

Dragan Solak, Serbian billionaire and founder of cable-TV operator United Group, has acquired a controlling stake in Southampton FC – the Premier League football club that currently sits 14th in the table. Southampton have confirmed the deal which sees Sport Republic, a London-based investment firm in the sports and entertainment industry, take an 80 per […]

January 5, 2022

Marquee TV secures £6.7m Series A funding

Marquee TV, the specialist streaming service for arts and culture, has received £6.7 million (€7.8m) in a Series A funding round to accelerate the upgrade and global rollout of its platform. Investment from Dutch-based United Group, a provider of television and media services in Southeast Europe, and leading international media company Viasat World, will be […]

November 9, 2021

United Media engages Content Arena

Content Arena, the software partner for sports media rights industry, has reached an agreement with United Media, leading media company in Southeast Europe, for the digitization of its sports media rights management and sales processes. Under the agreement, Content Arena will provide a software solution tailored specifically to United Media’s sports media rights business. The […]

September 28, 2021

Nova signs NBCUniversal content deal

Nova, a member of United Group, a Southeast European provider of telco and media services, has closed a multi-year deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution for the first run pay window rights for NBCUniversal’s films and TV series. Feature films that will premiere exclusively on Novacinema channels through this new deal include: F9: The Fast Saga, […]

September 22, 2021

United Group to acquire Wind Hellas

Southeast Europe—focused telecommunications services and media provider United Group has reached an agreement with Crystal Almond Holdings Limited to acquire Greek multiplay telco Wind Hellas, one of the country’s three mobile operators. Wind has a total of 4.2 million users and offers mobile, fixed, Internet, and television services. It generates revenues in excess of €500 […]

August 16, 2021

Greece’s Forthnet now part of United Group

Greek telecommunications and pay-TV provider Forthnet has officially become part of United Group, a provider of telecommunications services and media in Southeast Europe. United Group says its entry into the Greek market is another milestone in its European growth strategy and further cements the Dutch-based group’s position as an industry leader, operating in eight countries […]

November 25, 2020

United Group completes Vivacom acquisition

United Group, a telco and media operator in Southeast Europe, majority owned by BC Partners, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Vivacom. This follows the approval of the deal by the European Commission in April 2020 and the signing of the agreement in November 2019, when United Group won the tender to acquire […]

July 31, 2020