RCS & RDS


RCS & RDS/Digi launches dynamic ad insertion

Romanian and central and eastern European region service provider RCS & RDS has teamed up with Google to launch dynamic ad insertion for its digital platforms Digi24, Digi Sport and Digi Online. The operator is introducing dynamic ad insertion across the applications and websites of the digital properties in what it says is a first […]

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 […]

Romanian media chiefs sentenced in blackmail case

Two of the most powerful figures in Romanian media have been sentenced after guilty verdicts were delivered in a blackmail case involving the pair and a local cable operator. Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu and Antena TV Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu were sentenced to two years and three years and six months respectively yesterday. […]

Report: RCS & RDS to list shares on Bucharest exchange

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS is preparing to list a package of up to 25% of its shares on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, according to Economica.net. The Romanian financial news site reported that the sale of the minority share could fetch between €400 – €500 million. RCS & RDS reportedly looked at listing on […]

RCS & RDS launching LTE 4G mobile

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS is launching a LTE mobile service in 25 cities following its acquisition of a 4G licence. The service will be made available in 12 cities – Bucharest, Cluj, Timisoara, Brasov, Oradea, Craiova, Constanta, Iasi, Arad, Sibiu, Pitesti and Ploiesti – by the end of September. This will be followed […]

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 […]

Romania’s RCS & RDS deploys Appear TV in infrastructure upgrade

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS has selected Appear TV’s head-ends for a major upgrade to its cable TV infrastructure. The firm said it will deploy 38 Appear TV XC5000 series video processing platforms for downlinking and distributing analogue RF and digital channels across its network in Hungary and Romania. RCS & RDS said that Appear TV’s […]

RCS & RDS denies report of imminent Vodafone deal

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS has vehemently denied a report posted by well-known local journalist and TV personality Robert Turcescu that the company is on the brink of being acquired by Vodafone.  Turcescu posted on his Facebook page that Vodafone had agreed a preliminary deal with RCS & RDS to acquire the operator for […]