(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — CCE Europe has acquired four businesses in Central Europe to further strengthen its European portfolio. The acquired promotion businesses include Laszlo Hegedus' Multimedia Concerts in Hungary, Serge Grimaux and Robert Porkert's Interkoncerts in the Czech Republic and Steven Todd and Hubert Stajniak's Odyssey in Poland. In addition, CCE has acquired Tim Dowdall's Multimedia International which books tours and coordinates international activities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe including the former three companies.
"We are very pleased to welcome Tim, Laszlo, Serge, Robert, Steven and Hubert into the Clear Channel network," said Michael Rapino, president of CCE Global Music. "We see great opportunities in these markets over the next few years and believe that the strong combination of Clear Channel and their local expertise will bring benefits for both artists and music fans."
In the next few months, Multimedia Concerts will be presenting Riverdance and Diana Krall; Interkoncerts will be staging shows by Ibrahim Ferrer, Sting, Riverdance, Diana Krall and Rammstein; and Odyssey will be promoting Rammstein. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen