RCS & RDS


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 […]

RCS & RDS and SNR submit bids for Romania’s DTT platform

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS and state-owned transmission services provider Societăţii Naţionale de Radiocomunicaţii (SNR) have each submitted bids to operate five digital-terrestrial TV multiplexes ahead of the deadline set by telecom regulator ANCOM as the country moves towards a long-delayed digital transition. ANCOM will review the bids by next Thursday and decide whether […]

RCS & RDS launches cloud storage service

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS has launched a cloud-based storage service, Digi Storage. Digi Storage will enable users to store and share personal data including pictures and videos across devices including Linux and Windows-based PCs, Macs and Android and iOS mobile devices. Digi Net Fiberlink 500 and 1000 customers will receive 20GB of online […]

Travel Channel HD launches on RCS & RDS

Travel Channel HD has launched on Romanian cable and DTH platform RCS & RDS. The Scripps Network International channel will join the standard definition version of Travel Channel, distribution of which is being extended. Travel Channel HD will be available to all RCS&RDS digital customers that have HD receivers whereas Travel Channel, previously broadcast in […]