TV5Monde strengthens East European distribution
Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 24-05-2012
TV5Monde is strengthening its East European distribution following the renewal of former agreements in Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria.
Specifically the company’s TV5Monde Europe division has inked new deals with satellite platform NTV+ which carries the channel in both Russia and Ukraine. The French-speaking channel is broadcast with Russian subtitles in the platform’s basic offer to some 500,000 subscribers. In both countries, TV5Monde is globally received by 3.8 million homes when cable and IPTV subs are added.
A distribution agreement has also been renewed in Bulgaria with cable operator Blizoo Media and Broadband, which has come out from the merger between Cabletel EAD and Eurocom Cable Management Bulgaria. Now available on channel 25 in the basic offer, TV5Monde is globally reaching 80 % of the Bulgarian cable, satellite and IPTV homes.