Romania


SPI/FilmBox secures Romanian distribution for Timeless Drama

SPI/FilmBox announces has secured distribution for its Turkish scripted drama channel Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) with Telekom Romania, along with two additional thematic channels from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio, factual channel DocuBox and combat sports offering FightBox. The three channels will be available in the basic package across all of Telekom Romania’s distribution networks, including IPTV, […]

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 […]

Orange launches operator-branded 5G smartphone

Orange has launched what it describes as the industry’s first operator-branded 5G smartphone in Europe, tested on its 5G networks for early adopters.  The Neva Jet smartphone will initially be available on existing networks 3G and 4G networks in select markets, starting with Poland. It will then be available on Orange’s commercial 5G networks across […]

SPI/FilmBox launches Timeless Drama Channel in Romania

SPI/FilmBox and UPC Romania have signed a channel distribution agreement to launch Turkish drama offering Timeless Drama Channel in Romania. The channel will be available in the basic package for all UPC customers and it will be broadcast with Romanian subtitles. Timeless Drama Channel is SPI/FilmBox’s premium drama channel and it is the first Turkish drama channel that broadcasts globally. The […]

Deutsche Telekom sees strong TV growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom saw solid growth in its TV base in Germany in the year to December, but a mixed performance in its central and eastern European markets. Deutsche Telekom had 3.353 million TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 6.8% year-on-year. TV revenues in Germany amounted to €1.483 billion, up 5.9%. […]

Eurosport Romania extends Premier League deal

Eurosport in Romania has extended its partnership with the English Premier League for another three seasons, starting 2019-2020. Eurosport will hold exclusive TV and digital rights to England’s top-tier competition until 2022 in Romania, with fans able to watch live matches on Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Viewers will also be able to access Premier League […]

Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

Deutsche Telekom TV numbers up as convergence fuels growth

Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets. Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products […]

Deutsche Telekom posts modest TV gains

Deutsche Telekom has recorded a modest increase in its TV base for the quarter to June, with mixed results in its central and eastern European operations, amidst a solid overall performance boosted by its US business. Deutsche Telekom saw its German TV base increase by 1.5% quarter-on-quarter to 3.24 million at the end of June, […]

Vodafone Romania to launch fixed internet and TV on Telekom network

Vodafone Romania has struck a wholesale agreement with Telekom Romania that will see Vodafone launch fixed internet and TV services using Telekom Romania’s fibre network in urban areas. Vodafone Romania currently offers voice and data services, as will as its 4GTV video and music streaming service. The two companies will continue to operate independently in […]

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