Orange leans on Hellas Sat for combined DTH offering in Romania

Hellas Sat, Orange Romania and Orange Romania Communications – the former Telekom Romania that was acquired by Orange – have signed a multi-year agreement to complete the DTH merger of the Orange Romania and Orange Romania Communications TV package and offers. This merger is designed to enable Orange Romania Group to offer an integrated technical […]

Orange Sport Romania adds portfolio of top soccer rights

Romanian PayTV service Orange Sport has announced that it is adding a raft of premium soccer rights to its service. Already up and running since late December, the company has been airing live Premier League fixtures. As of this month, it is also adding fixtures from Ligue 1 in France and Bundesliga in Germany. Orange […]

BBC First launches on Digi Romania

  The BBC’s commercial arm BBC Studios has secured a berth for drama channel BBC First with Romanian service provider Digi in its home market. The deal marks the first time the British drama channel has been available in the Romanian market. Factual channel BBC Earth is  already available on Digi. Both channels are available […]

Digi shows robust growth in Romania, while expanding in Spain and Italy

Romanian PayTV market leader Digi Communications has reported a 19% increase in revenues for Q3, 2022 to €385 million, citing strong customer growth as the reason for its strong results. The company also gave a bullish update on its Spanish operations, where revenues hit €128m, and Italy, up 15% to €7.1m. Digi said it now […]

Digi sees solid growth at home and abroad

Romanian service provider Digi/RCS&RDS grew its domestic pay TV and broadband base at a respectable rate in the year to June, but its strongest growth surge came from new market Spain, where it operates mobile services in competition with local players. Digi had 5.27 million pay TV customers in Romania at the end of June, […]

Orange sees TV base decline in second quarter

Orange saw its global TV base declined for the second sequential quarter in Q2. The operator had 11.56 million IPTV and satellite TV customers at the end of the period, down from 11.7 million in March and down from 11.77 million in December. The number was up year-on-year, from 10.49 million in June 2021, when […]

AMC Networks strikes new deal with Orange Romania

AMC Networks International Central & Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has struck a new carriage agreement with Orange Romania Group that will give the latter’s subscribers long-term access to AMCNI’s entertainment portfolio. Under the deal, Orange Romania, Orange Romania Communications and NextGen Communications will broadcast six AMCNI channels to their subscribers: AMC, Filmcafe, JimJam, Minimax, TV […]

RCS&RDS faces fresh probe as it defends its ground

Romania’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into leading cable operator RCS&RDS/Digi over possible abuse of a dominant position, according to local reports. The move is the latest against the cable operator, which has called out allegations aired in the media and in the Romanian parliament and calls for regulatory action against it. The competition […]

Digi sees strong growth in subscribers and top line

Romania-based services provider Digi has posted strong Q1 financial results on the back of strong growth in subscriber numbers. The group saw its revenue-generating unit total rise by 2.5 million units in the quarter to 18.7 million. In Romania Digi has 14.4 million, RGU’s 9.5% up year-on-year, lifted by strong mobile and broadband growth. In […]

Orange Romania launches converged offerings, integrates TV service

Orange Romania will on Monday complete the integration of the former Telekom Romania’s fixed-line business, bringing both mobile and fixed line services under the Orange brand, and will launch a new converged offering. Orange will also bring together the pair’s sports TV offerings. Orange completed its acquisition of a 54% controlling stake in the fixed […]

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