New content strategies shake up Cable and DTH markets in Central and East Europe

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New strategies for profiting from the delivery of content in the Cable and Digital to Home (DTH) television sector are driving a range of new deals and partnerships in Central and East Europe, industry experts told TMT Finance.

New strategies for profiting from the delivery of content in the Cable and Digital to Home (DTH) television sector are driving a range of new deals and partnerships in Central and East Europe, say industry experts.

Leading executives and stakeholders including from UPC, Netia, Polkomtel, Vektra, Resource Partners, VimpelCom, Play, Orange and Telekom Austria are meeting at the TMT Finance & Investment CEE 2014 conference (http://www.tmtfinance.com/cee ) in Warsaw on September 30 to assess the latest business opportunities across the region.

The executive networking event brings together key regional telecom, media and technology executives, investors, investment bankers, government representatives and professional advisers.

Darragh Stokes, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications Ltd, will be opening the conference with a visionary keynote speech highlighting critical strategic initiatives being adopted within the Cable (and DTH) sector.

Stokes said: "There is a significant shift in how Connectivity, Content and Customers are driving profit which in turn is driving new M&A activity surrounding the ownership of infrastructure in the MSO Sector. Embracing the threat of OTT, multi-screen viewing, multi-device consumption are all changing the customer experience while focus on operational enhancements and technology adoption are providing opportunities to deliver better service, more effectively.”

Stokes will also be chairing the Cable Strategies Panel: “Delivering Content and Leveraging the Network”, and the Media and Content Round Table: “Who is best placed to control and deliver content?” which includes CEOs of Wirtualna Polska, MTG of Russia, Divan.TV, AVentures Capital and Atmedia Group.

Over 150 executives will attend the event which takes place at the Westin Hotel and features 20 sessions including a series of breakout Peer to Peer Round Tables on critical topics related to investment activity in the sector.

Key sessions include TMT Leadership Round Table – Strategies for Growth; TMT Mergers and Acquisitions Panel; Investing in Innovation; Regulation and Infrastructure Sharing; Raising Finance via Debt and Equity; CFO Strategies; Mobile Money: Protecting investments against Risk; and the Future of TMT.

Speakers include UPC, Netia, Play, VimpelCom, Telekom Austria, Orange Polska, Resource Partners, Polkomtel, Wirtualna Polska, MTG, Clifford Chance, Innova Capital, Coleago Consulting, CMS, Vectra, Dentons, EMSA Capital, Rothschild, Emergent Telecom Ventures, Bank Pekao, Macquarie Capital, VIPnet, Russian Towers, Linklaters, MasterCard Europe, Intel Capital, Slovak Telekom and Standard & Poor's Ratings.

For further details go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/cee/programme

For further enquiries, contact enquiries(at)tmtfinance(dot)com

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