blizoo

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Blizoo Media and Broadband
Joint Stock Company
Industry telecommunications
Founded 2010
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Key people
Harald Rösch, CEO
Products Cable television, Telephony, Internet services
Slogan '"Fiber Power"'
Website http://www.blizoo.bg

Blizoo Media and Broadband is a Bulgarian telecommunications operator. It was formed by merging two of the biggest television operators in the country — Evrocom Cable and CableTel, in 2010.

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It was founded in 1992 as "Unicoms Trading" in Sofia, and after 1995, in Pleven, Lom and Oryahovo.

In 1999, it built an optic-coaxial network in Sofia providing fast access to Interet DOCSIS protocol.

In 2001 it was rebranded as Evrocom Cable which unifies all subsidiaries part of "Evrocom" from Sofia and the country. Activity is the delivery of cable TV, high speed Internet and conventional Internet.

In 2002 the SEEF fund invests more than 10 million dollars.

In 2005 it was bought by the Dutch company "FN Cable Holdings B.V." from the group Warburg Pincus (1 of the 3 funds, participated in the bought of Vivacomthen BTK (Bulgarian Telecommunications Company)).

In 2006 "Evrocom" begins to operate its own build metro-coaxial-optical network in Bulgaria, it also begins to offer LAN Internet through its subsidiary "InterBGCom".

In 2007 "Evrocom" announced triple service (triple play) - transferring voice (Phone), video (Television) and data(Internet), which is still in use today.

In 2009 the Sweddish investment fund EQT V acquires for 120 millions EUR "Evrocom Cable" completely, and 70% from the then opponent „CableTel“. Additional 90 millions EUR were invested.

On 17 May 2010 the 2 companies are official emerged into one, with the name "blizoo". After the emerge blizoo is officially the largest telecommunication operator in Bulgaria. Later that year blizoo buys the Montana's cable operator (Mont7) and Dobrich's internet provider "Link BG".

In 2011 the company announces "Fiber Power", which is the newest technology in transferring data, video, and voice.

Sometime later, Blizoo was formed in Macedonia as well, by the merger of local cable operators.

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