Romania


UPC Romania extends 150Mbps, adds HD channels 



UPC Romania is expanding its 150Mbps broadband service outside the country’s capital. The cable operator is also extending the number of HD channels available on its network.
 UPC currently offers 150Mbps broadband in Bucharest but is expanding the high-speed service to the cities of Cluj Napoca, Ploiesti and Timisoara. Customers can receive 150Mbps for RON50 […]

Sundance Channel signs Spain and Romania deals

Sundance Channel is expanding its European distribution after parent company AMC/Sundance Channel Global signed deals in Spain and Romania. The general entertainment channel has launched in HD on Spanish cable platform Euskaltel as part of the TVD100 package and in standard definition and HD on UPC Romania’s network in the Digital Maxim HD and Digital […]

RCS & RDS completes three-vendor 100GbE test

Romanian cable and pay TV operator RCS & RDS has completed tests of 100GbE technology, the first such test in the country. RCS & RDS tested 100GbE with DWDM equipment for ECI Telecom and routers from Cisco and Juniper. RCS & RDS said this was the first test globally involving three separate vendors. The operator […]

VimpelCom upgrades IPTV platform

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has upgraded its IPTV platform to Microsoft Mediaroom version 2.0. The upgrade will allow the operator to speed the search of video-on-demand titles and implement additional interactive features. Timur Alyautdinov, director of broadband and digital TV at VimpelCom, said the upgrade would allow the company […]

ProTV granted final Europa League rights in Romania

European football body UEFA has awarded certain Europa League media rights for the 2012-15 season in Romania to ProTV. Sport.ro will broadcast each match week one live match and a highlights programme. Matches featuring local participation will be shown on ProTV and will be followed by a roundup of the match week’s action. The rights […]

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 […]

UPC Romania signs Voyo deal with CME

UPC Romania has added CME’s OTT video service Voyo to its network. The cable operator is offering Voyo for RON17 (€3.73) per month, which gives access to over 500 movies and TV series as well as live coverage of various sports events and concerts. The service is available to all UPC Internet Fiber Power customers. […]

Romtelecom and Cosmote launch TV app

Romanian pay TV operators Romtelecom and Cosmote have rolled out an application that allows broadband subscribers to watch Romtelecom’s Dolce TV service on tablets and smartphone devices. Users can use the app to access the dolcetv.ro portal, which offers live and catch-up TV. The mobile TV service, which includes 35 live TV channels, will be […]

MyGlobeTV in commercial launch

GlobeCast’s new IPTV platform MyGlobeTV has made its commercial debut in the US with the launch of 16 premium Romanian-language channels. MyGlobeTV is a business-to-consumer TV bouquet that aims to bring international and genre-based content to subscribers. The platform uses closed-network, encrypted IP to deliver TV and radio content to a MyGlobeTV set-top box, a […]

Romtelecom to enhance OTT offering

Romtelecom plans to make changes to its over-the-top offering with additional pay TV services and a premium movie offering later this year, according to Peter Terpak, director for product marketing and TV business at the Romanian telco. Speaking to DTVE ahead of Informa’s Digital TV CEE conference in Prague next week, Terpak said Romtelecom plans […]