RCS&RDS acquires right to operate more networks

Romanian cable and pay TV leader RCS&RDS has struck agreements to operate the networks of Digital Cable Systerms, AKTA Telecom and ATTP Telecommunications.  RCS&RDS is also acquiring the infrastructure and customers of ATTP Telecommunications, which is purchasing Digital Cable Systems and AKTA Telecom, upon fulfilment of certain conditions.  The complex deal will see RCS&RDS operate […]

HBO Go adds to Romanian reach with RCS&RDS deal

HBO’s TV Everywhere service HBO Go has launched on the Digi Net and Digi TV platforms in Romania, adding to its existing footprint in the country.  HBO Go is available to authenticated customers of the RCS&RDS-owned Digi pay TV services that have the Maxpak package or pay for HBO as part of their subscription. They […]

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 […]

Viacom to launch Paramount Channel in Romania

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching the Paramount Channel in Romania and increasing its distribution of the network in Hungary after striking a deal with operator RCS&RDS.  A fully localised Romanian version of the 24-hour TV film channel will be available to pay TV subscribers of digital and satellite basic packages. In Hungary, the […]

Antena blackmail trial gets underway

The trial of Sorin Alexandrescu, CEO of Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena Group, has started in Bucharest. Romanian free-to-air Antena Group was indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on blackmail charges, in a case relating to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Alexandrescu was originally detained, for a week, starting […]

RCS & RDS offering 500Mbps and 1Gbps internet

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS is to offer 500Mbps and 1Gbps internet services.  The operator is offering Net Digi 500, including 500Mbps internet, for RON49 (€11) and Net Digi 1000, with 1Gbps internet access, for RON59. RCS & RDS said the high-speed offerings would be available in over 150 urban centres across the country […]

Antena Group indicted in blackmail case

Romanian free-to-air Antena Group been indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body on blackmail charges. The case relates to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Following the arrest of Antena CEO Sorin Alexandrescu in June, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has formally indicted him, according to Antena’s parent Intact Media Group. Alexandrescu immediately issued an […]

RCS & RDS makes History in Romania

A+E Networks’ History channel has launched on the RCS & RDS, the largest pay TV platform in Romania. “Extending the reach of History to new audiences in eastern and central Europe is a continuing priority for us,” said Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E Networks UK, which manages the distribution of the channel across most […]

Intelsat renews deals in Russia and Romania

Satellite operator Intelsat has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Russian DTH operator Orion Express. Under the deal, Intelsat will move a Ku-band satellite to 85° East by the first quarter of 2012 to offer extended capacity to Orion for standard- and high-definition content. The satellite will ensures signal reception from Russia’s western borders to […]