bTV Action is a Bulgarian man-based television channel. The channel, along with sports channel RING.BG, bTV, bTV Comedy, bTV Cinema, bTV Lady and Novella are part of bTV Media Group, owned by the US media conglomerate CME.
bTV Action is a men-oriented channel showing actual programs, sports and action films. The channel, along with RING.BG broadcasts the UEFA Champions League, and with BNT 1 and RING.BG broadcasts the UEFA Europa Leaguein HD, the Volleyball European Championship and more.
Launched : 1998 (as TOP TV) , 1 March 2006 (as CTN) , November 27, 2007 (as TV2) , July 4, 2009 (as PRO.BG) , January 22, 2011 (as BTV Action)
Owned by : Central European Media Enterprises
Picture format : 16:9 (from 07.10.2012) , 4:3 (till 07.10.2012)
Slogan : “More than emotion”
Country : Bulgaria
Formerly called : TOP TV (1998-2004), CTN (Bulgaria) (2006-2007), TV2 (2007-2009), PRO.BG (2009-2011)
Sister channel(s) : bTV, bTV Comedy, bTV Cinema, bTV Lady, Novella, RING.BG
In 1998 was launched the first Bulgarian ethereal television – TOP TV. Later the television extended its coverage, but it was shut off on 2004. The company was bought in 2005 and in 2006 the television started as CTN. One year later, in 2007, it was re-bought and re-branded to TV2. The channel was bought by Central European Media Enterprises with the sports television Ring TV in 2008 and re-branded as PRO.BG in 2009. This re-branding is believed to be inspired by Romania’s largest TV channel PRO TV, also owned by Central European Media Enterprises (CME) as the founder of this channel Adrian Sarbu became the CEO of CME. The channel was then re-branded as bTV Action when CME bought “bTV Media Group” (bTV, bTV Comedy and bTV Cinema) in 2010.
The TOP TV logo used 1998-2004
The CTN logo used 2006-2007
The TV2 logo used 2007-2009
The PRO.BG logo used 2009-2011
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