New low-cost DTH service for Romania

Freesat, a new low-cost digital platform for Romania, has launched on the Eutelsat 16A satellite.

Freesat joins the already crowded Romanian DTH market with a very low-cost offering, providing a range of standard and HD channels for an annual subscription of RON99 (€23) and the purchase of a conditional access smartcard.

The platform includes popular Romanian commercial and public channels such as TVR 1, TVR 2, Pro TV, AcasaTv, ProCinema,, KanalD, Prima, NationalTV, FavoritTV, TVR HD TVR 3, TVR News, TVR International, Etno TV, Taraf TV and West TV.

“Our objective is to give Romanians access to digital television choice at a great price with the highest quality and to reach the maximum number of homes using Eutelsat’s established neighbourhood at 16° East,” said Serban Belenes, general manager of Freesat. “We believe that Freesat’s proposal of no monthly bill and no commitment is a key asset. With 99 lei, you have your favourite channels for a full year – no worries, no subscription.”