MultiChoice Hellas announced it has renewed its pay-TV platform NOVA contract with Eutelsat Hot Bird to 2020. The contract will also provide expansion of coverage with a fifth transponder.

The final session of the second edition of ScripTeast is taking place at Cannes from May 15-22.

The third Festival of European Film in Ljubljana awarded its top prize to France's Zim & Co directed by Pierre Jolivet.

Wanted, which shot in the Czech Republic and Budapest, is gearing up for a June 27 release.

The government of Malta announced that it has signed a three-year contract to host the Isle of MTV concert, through 2010.

Liberty Global Inc., owner of Central European cable company UPC, announced first quarter operating cash flow of $1.1 billion (€715 million).

Fox Sport International announced it launched a new all-sports channel in Central Europe on May 5.

CISFF wrapped April 27 in Nicosia, with best fiction short and best actress (Catarina Lacerda) going to It Wasn't God's Will, and best experimental short for Belgium film Free Admission.

The seventh edition of Anifest, the Czech festival of animated films, runs May 7-13 in Trebon with 633 films representing 59 countries.

Bulgarian director Boris Despodov won HBO's first Emerging Artist Award for his film Corridor #8 at Canada's Hot Docs festival.