The Slovenia Times

Telco's Supervisors Confirm Partnership with Greece's Antenna


The supervisors of the state-owned Telekom Slovenije also confirmed at their session a business plan for 2013 with a projection up to 2017, which are aimed at a stabilisation of revenue and cost cutting.

The deal with the Greek multinational reportedly includes a purchase of a 49% stake in Antenna's Slovenian branch by TSmedia and a subsequent transfer of its channel Planet TV, launched in mid-September, under Antenna TV SL.

The partnership however still needs a green light from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport.

The Broadcasting Council issued on Tuesday a positive preliminary opinion for the partnership, while the ministry is still waiting for preliminary opinions from the Agency for Post and Electronic Communications (APEK) and the Securities Market Agency (ATVP).

According to Miro Petek of the media directorate, the ministry is to decide in a few weeks after all the requested opinions are obtained.

Antenna is currently present on the Slovenian broadcasting market with TV Antena 1 on the public DVB-T multiplex A, while Planet TV fell through in the terrestrial digital TV broadcasting, since the multiplex was already full when it was launched.

The Broadcasting Council meanwhile decided on Tuesday that public broadcaster RTV Slovenija would to set up a commercial multiplex to complement the public one, after the first attempt at a commercial network failed with the withdrawal of Norway's Norkring from Slovenia in February.


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