Romania


SPI’s Dizi expands reach in Romania

SPI/FilmBox has expanded its footprint in Romania through a new distribution agreement with digital satellite pay TV operator Focus Sat for its Turkish drama channel, Dizi. The deal makes Dizi available to subscribers in the MozaicPlus extra-basic package. Dizi is being offered in the original Turkish language with Romanian subtitles. Launched in April 2019, Dizi currently reaches […]

Euronews teams up with UPB to launch Romanian channel

International news channel Euronews has signed a partnership with University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) to launch Euronews Romania, a new channel aimed at a Romanian-speaking audience.  Euronews Romania will be a branded affiliate of Euronews that will deliver local, regional, national and international news on TV and digital platforms, according to the broadcaster. Over the last two years, Euronews has […]

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%, […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow in ‘most successful year’ ever

Deutsche Telekom saw 74,000 customers in its domestic German market sign up for its MagentaTV service in the fourth quarter of last year, taking the company’s domestic TV total base to 3.6 million, up 7.9% year-on-year. By comparison, the telco’s overall broadband base was up 1.2% to 13.73 million. Its fibre broadband subscriber number was […]

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 […]

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