media press acquires Port Network metadata provider from CEMP

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 
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Major TV EPG/VOD Metadata Tie-up in CEE

ZURICH and BUDAPEST, Hungary — Europe’s leading provider of TV and radio programme information, media press Group, and Central European Media & Publishing (CEMP) have reached a landmark deal under which media press Group acquired Port Network from CEMP.

Port Network is the number one provider of TV, radio and movie metadata in Central-Eastern Europe with business based in Hungary, together with its satellite outlets in Croatia, Slovakia, Romania and Serbia. PORT network covers the main TV and radio channel portfolio of 15 CEE countries by producing their programme metadata on a daily basis.

Welcoming the acquisition, this was signed in Budapest, President of media press Group, Kris Cechnicki, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Port Network to our corporate family and we are looking forward to working with their highly-experienced and skilled staff to provide the best service to clients in the broadcast industry. Pan-European clients will soon benefit from our unparalleled offering of metadata, covering more than 3.500 channels on highest editorial levels, processed by our platform TV Man Next.”

“CEMP’s main strategy with the sales of the daughter company producing and commercializing programme metadata is to put the main focus on its’ B2C brands. After the acquisition Fidelio Media remains business strategic partner of Media Press. We hope that PORT network’s twenty-year-old relevant experiences will strengthen Media Press’s leading position in metadata production and sales,” added Botond Andacs, Managing Director of Fidelio.