Starman takes over Estonian platform
By Chris Dziadul
Starman is set to become the sole owner of the Estonian DTT platform ZUUMtv.
Local reports indicate that the cable operator, which already owns 66% of EDTV, ZUUMtvís holding company, has agreed to buy the 34% held by the TDF-backed national transmission company Levira for around EEK42 million (Ä2.68 million).
ZUUMtv is one of the few fully operational DTT platforms in Central and Europe Europe. Launched in December 2006, it currently has 16,500 subscribers and would like to triple the total within two years.
Starman is the leading cable operator in Estonia, with its closest rival being STV.