Romania’s Antena restructures in wake of CEO sentencing

Romanian broadcaster Antena has restructured in the wake of last week’s news that CEO Sorin Alexandrescu faces a jail sentence after being convicted on blackmail charges. Alexandrescu (and co-accused and Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu) will appeal the guilty verdict, but in the meantime Antena has a new team. Antena’s Isabella Carmu has been […]

Antena channels claim strong growth in Romania

Romanian broadcaster Intact Media Group, which operates the country’s Antena channels, grew its audience significantly in the first 10 months of the year, recording a 10% rise over the whole day and a 9% rise in appreciation in primetime, according to audience measurement agency Kantar Media. Flagship channel Antena 1 took a 14.8% whole-day share, […]

Antena slams CEO blackmail charges

Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena has said the arrest of its CEO violated several of his rights and alleged the charges are ‘abusive’. Sorin Alexandrescu was detained last Thursday (May 30) after allegedly blackmailing another media executive. Prosecutors are reportedly calling for a 29-day arrest warrant that would in turn lead to charges and a trial. […]