Advanced Television


Bulgaria: Dizi on Vivacom

SPI/FilmBox (a Canal+ company) and Bulgarian telecommunications provider Vivacom have expanded their partnership to include SPI’s drama hub Dizi in the latter’s channel offering. The channel which broadcasts a slate of  popular Turkish series and is available to Vivacom immediately. The companies have also extended the duration of their distribution deal which will allow subscribers […]

February 6, 2023

Bulgaria: Vivacom building satellite gateway for OneWeb

Vivacom, part of the United Group network, and OneWeb have announced the development of a dedicated Satellite Network Portal (SNP), or ground station, for OneWeb in Bulgaria. The facility will expand communications services and increase access for EU territories to OneWeb’s constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites. This will increase system resilience and improve broadband coverage […]

November 29, 2022

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting that ‘big tech’ platforms also contribute fairly to network costs. The Statement (below) was issued by ETNO, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, which represents Europe’s […]

November 29, 2021By Colin Mann

Bulgaria: SPI’s FunBox UHD on Vivacom

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecommunications provider Vivacom have expanded their partnership to include SPI’s 4K entertainment and lifestyle channel: FunBox UHD. The channel features documentaries, music, sports, arts/culture and other lifestyle programming in 4K and is available now to Vivacom subscribers in the 4K ULTRA package. “We are excited to build on our partnership with Vivacom […]

November 9, 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