Macedonian cable operator Blizoo has merged its operations with sister company One.Vip, thus enabling the newly-enlarged operator to offer converged services. According to a press release, One.Vip will overtake responsibility of all of Blizoo’s obligations towards vendors, providers and subscribers, while also taking over the provision of ISP services under users’ current contracts, without any changes to the terms and conditions and pricing.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Skopje-based Blizoo – which offers analogue/digital cable TV, broadband and telephony services – was formed through the 2012 amalgamation of regional players Eurocom and CableTEL. The ISP was acquired by Telekom Austria Group in June 2014, with the deal gaining the approval of the domestic telecoms regulator in the following month. Meanwhile, Telekom Slovenije’s subsidiary ONE and Telekom Austria’s domestic unit Vip Operator agreed to merge their operations in October 2014. The unified brand One.Vip launched commercial services in October 2015, after gaining the approval of the relevant authorities in July.