BBC First launches on Digi Romania

  The BBC’s commercial arm BBC Studios has secured a berth for drama channel BBC First with Romanian service provider Digi in its home market. The deal marks the first time the British drama channel has been available in the Romanian market. Factual channel BBC Earth is  already available on Digi. Both channels are available […]

Digi shows robust growth in Romania, while expanding in Spain and Italy

Romanian PayTV market leader Digi Communications has reported a 19% increase in revenues for Q3, 2022 to €385 million, citing strong customer growth as the reason for its strong results. The company also gave a bullish update on its Spanish operations, where revenues hit €128m, and Italy, up 15% to €7.1m. Digi said it now […]

Digi adds five channels in SPI/FilmBox deal

SPI/FilmBox has announced a new linear and digital distribution deal with Hungarian pay TV operator Digi. As of September 1, Digi customers will have access to SPI’s flagship movie channel FilmBox. In addition, subscribers who add the FilmBox Pak will also have access to FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Stars, FilmBox Family, and FilmBox Extra HD, the […]

Digi sees solid growth at home and abroad

Romanian service provider Digi/RCS&RDS grew its domestic pay TV and broadband base at a respectable rate in the year to June, but its strongest growth surge came from new market Spain, where it operates mobile services in competition with local players. Digi had 5.27 million pay TV customers in Romania at the end of June, […]

Telenet downgraded by Jefferies on Fluvius deal

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet faces a series of challenges that make a less attractive investment for now, according to a note by analysts at Jefferies, who downgraded the operator to hold. Reflecting on Telenet’s announcement last week that it would fold its fibre infrastructure into a new JV with electricity and gas utility […]

Digi to enter Belgian market with plan for fourth 5G operator

Romania-based multi-play service provider Digi is expanding its international presence further with a new mobile joint venture in Belgium. Digi, which has established itself as a price-competitive disruptor in Spain and Italy, has, through its RCS&RDS Romanian cable subsidiary, teamed up with business-to-business telecom player Citymesh, owned by IT group Cegeka, to win mobile spectrum […]

RCS&RDS faces fresh probe as it defends its ground

Romania’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into leading cable operator RCS&RDS/Digi over possible abuse of a dominant position, according to local reports. The move is the latest against the cable operator, which has called out allegations aired in the media and in the Romanian parliament and calls for regulatory action against it. The competition […]

Digi sees strong growth in subscribers and top line

Romania-based services provider Digi has posted strong Q1 financial results on the back of strong growth in subscriber numbers. The group saw its revenue-generating unit total rise by 2.5 million units in the quarter to 18.7 million. In Romania Digi has 14.4 million, RGU’s 9.5% up year-on-year, lifted by strong mobile and broadband growth. In […]

Hungary’s 4iG puts together national champion telecom player

Hungarian IT outfit and service provider 4iG has upped its stake in local transmission services company and digital-terrestrial TV service provider Antenna Hungária to 76.78%. The transaction is part of a move supported by the Hungarian government to create a national telecommunications group to compete with Deutsche Telekom-owned Magyar Telekom. 4iG’s acquisition of a majority […]

Digi sees strong revenue and RGU growth

Romania-based broadband, mobile and pay TV service provider Digi saw strong growth in revenues and revenue-generating units last year, with revenues up 12.7% to top €1.5 billion and RGU’s passing 20 million, including 18 million from continuing operations. Digi, which sold its Hungarian unit to 4iG in the course of the year, said that revenue […]

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