Digi turns in strong growth

Romania-based international service provider RCS&RDS/Digi has posted strong first quarter results, with growth in revenue-generating units, revenues and earnings. Overall RGUs increased by 13% to 18.7 million. Pay TV numbers in its Romania were up 15.6% to 4.9 million while fixed internet subscribers were up 19.7% to 3.4 million, with total RGUS in the home […]

Hungary’s 4iG strikes deal with RCS & RDS to acquire Digi

Romanian and international pay TV and broadband service provider RCS & RDS has struck a preliminary agreement with Hungarian IT and telecom player 4iG for the sale of RCS & RDS’s Hungarian operation, Digi Távközlési Szolgáltató and its subsidiaries Invitel and I TV. Under the agreement, which is expected to complete by September pending regulatory […]

Digi posts solid growth in face of pandemic

Romania-based service provider Digi has posted solid second-quarter financials in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The operator, which provides pay TV, broadband and mobile services across Romania and parts of central and eastern Europe as well as operating in Spain and Italy, said it made Revenues of €310 million for the quarter, up 5%, […]

Digi/RCS & RDS taps Nagra for first cardless CAM

Central and eastern European cable and satellite pay TV operator Digi/RCS & RDS has tapped technology outfit Nagra to provide its cardless content protection technology in a conditional access module from its SmarDTV brand in Romania and Hungary. The launch marks the first cardless CAM deployment for Nagra. The cardless technology is based on a new […]

Digi to acquire Hungary’s Invitel

Cable and pay TV group Digi is to acquire the retail and small business units of Hungarian service provider Invitel from the group’s owner China-CEE Fund. Romania-based Digi, one of the biggest players in broadband and pay TV in the region, is paying approximately HUF43 billion (€140 million) for Invitel Távközlési Zrt, which posted revenues […]

AMC extends Hungarian reach with Digi

Hungarian service provider Digi has added the AMC channel its programming line-up. The move takes AMC’s total reach in Hungary to 2.2 million homes. Digi has added to AMC to its basic satellite package as of today and will carry the service on its digital basic cable tier as of August 1, adding a total […]

Digi adds AMC-owned kids net Megamax to satellite service

Hungarian service provider Digi has added AMC Networks International-owned kids channel Megamax to its satellite offer.  The channel targets children aged seven to 14 and now reaches more than 1.9 million households in Hungary, according to AMC. DIGI first started carrying Magamax on its cable systems last March. With the new deal, it has now […]

SPI/FilmBox International secures deals in Hungary

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox International has secured carriage for its FilmBox Premium Pak package with Hungarian operator Antenna Hungária’s MinDig TV digital-terrestrial platform and for its FilmBox Live subscription video-on-demand service with Telenor’s My TV hybrid OTT service.  The deals follow the rebranding of FilmBox Extra as FilmBox Premium in the country. FilmBox International executive director […]

RCS&RDS progresses with Digi brand plan

Romanian cable operator RCS&RDS has moved forwards with its plans to rebrand its consumer offerings under the Digi label by opening a new Digi-branded store in the Transylvanian city of Timisoara.  The operator has already opened a number of Digi-branded stores across the country in the cities of Bucharest, Oradea, Constanta, Galati and Cluj. It […]

Hungarian regulator fines Digi for Discovery removal

Hungarian media regulator the NMHH has fined pay TV operator Digi for removing Discovery Channel from its line-up without giving sufficient notice to subscribers. The regulator found that Digi had removed Discovery from its packages without prior notice, breaking the terms and conditions of its agreement with subscribers. The operator was fined HUF5 million (€17,000).