Consolidation in Czech cable market

20 Jun 2008

According to Broadband TV News citing local press sources, BKS Capital Partners is consolidating its cable operations in the Czech Republic, merging the six small firms it has acquired in the last three months – Telto, HBTV, Amos, Sater, RTV-5 and KTVM – into a single entity, Nej-TV. The newly created company will provide services in 24 towns and cities, with BKS Capital Partners saying it is looking to increase Nej-TV’s from 28,000 currently to 100,000 in 18 months. Prague-based BKS Capital Partners has interests in several central and eastern european countries and is becoming an increasingly important player in a market dominated by Liberty Global’s UPC.

Czech Republic, UPC Ceska Republika