Bulgaria to get second HDTV service


    Cable provider CableTEL is to launch a new four-channel HDTV service within the month. The announcement follows rival Eurocom's plan to launch three HDTV channels.

    According to a May 22 report in Sofia Echo, CableTEL will offer Discovery, National Geographic, Eurosport, and Premium Digital channels, with as many as 10 channels planned by the end of the year. The launch of the company's digital platform was quoted at €300,0000.

    Other reports indicate that CableTEL is planning major regional expansion of up to €400 million. The company offers cable, internet, and telecom services.