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Antenna Group acquires Sony Pictures Television channels in CEE

Europe’s Antenna Group has acquired a portfolio of 22 pay TV channels and two OTT services across a dozen CEE territories from Sony Pictures Television.

Theodore Kyriakou

The agreement covers the CEE AXN, Sony and Viasat pay TV channels and on demand services. Between them they account for 24 million subscribers in Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

The channels carry content from producers including Sony Pictures Entertainment, CBS, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Disney and eOne.

Antenna Group says it will be seeking further investment opportunities across content production companies, TV channels and OTT services throughout this region.

Theodore Kyriakou, chairman of Antenna Group said: “As Antenna Group continues to invest in media opportunities globally, the CEE region remains an important focus for us. We have invested in this region for more than 20 years aiming to provide the best entertainment and news content locally. This acquisition is yet another step in this direction whilst unlocking further growth in these markets.”

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