United Group takes over Bulgaria’s Nova

NEWS 22.01.2021 16:03
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United Group, the leading telecommunications and media operator in Southeast Europe, said on Friday it had completed the acquisition of Nova Broadcasting Group, Bulgaria's largest multi-platform media company.

The national frequency television NOVA TV, ten television channels, the largest online platform Net Info, which is visited by an average of 80 percent of the Bulgarian population monthly, and four radio stations, are part of the Nova Broadcasting Group.

SBB and its services EON and Total TV operate in Serbia within the United Group, and N1, Nova S TV and Sport Klub TV channels and websites broadcast media content.

Victoriya Boklag, the Group CEO said she was pleased „to welcome Nova and its employees to the United Group family. Bulgaria is an attractive market for us, and Nova will continue to strengthen its position as a part of the Group. The strong connection between Nova and our other media companies allows us to create a synergetic effect and continue to invest in local content to the delight of our users.“

The operations of Nova Broadcasting Group within the United Group will be overseen by Dirk Gerkens, former director of RTL, a television expert with more than 25 years of experience in the media.

The acquisition of Nova Broadcasting Group is a part of United Group’s strategy to own both telecommunications and media companies in the markets in which it operates.

The United Group platform combines the leading operators and the best media content producers in Southeast Europe.

The United Group’s media arm, United Media, produces more than 20,000 hours of original content each year and broadcasts more than 30 channels available for terrestrial, cable, DTH, OTT and IPTV distribution.

About United Group:
United Group, based in the Netherlands, is the leading telecommunications and media operator in Southeast Europe.

At the end of 2020, the company operates in eight countries and has approximately 10 million users and 11 thousand employees.

United Group has the widest network coverage in the region and offers users the most attractive selection of TV content worldwide.

Significant investments in digital infrastructure, media content and technology, ensure the excellence of the products and services it provides to customers.

Since March 2019, United Group has been majority-owned by BC Partners, one of the largest investment companies in the world.

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