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 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 […]

Digital cable doubles in Romania

Digital cable subscribers in Romania more than doubled in 2011, taking digital cable penetration to 25% of all cable homes by the end of the year, according to a survey by regulator ANCOM. Overall cable numbers grew by 7% over the course of the year, while DTH numbers fell by 5%, with a slight recovery […]

Chello Central Europe strikes new carriage deals

Chello Central Europe, the Liberty Global-owned pan-regional broadcast group, has inked a number of carriage deals for its channel TV Paprika and Zone Romantica. 
The company has inked a deal with UPC’s Focus Sat in Romania for cooking channel TV Paprika, while female skewing Zone Romantica will launch on UPC Direct platform in Hungary. Both […]

RCS & RDS in battle with Antena over retrans fees

Romanian service provider RCS & RDS is involved in a dispute with commercial broadcaster Antena over retransmission fees. Antena Group has demanded over €7 million a year for the retransmission of its Antena 1 and Antena 3 channels by RCS & RDS, which operates the Digi pay TV service in the country. RCS & RDS […]

CME launching Acasa in Romania

Central and eastern European broadcaster Central Media Enterprises is launching a spinoff of its female skewing Acasa TV channel in Romania. The broadcaster is launching Acasa Gold to target women between 15 and 49 with a raft of soap operas and general entertainment series. Romania’s National Audiovisual Commission (CNA) approved the licence and the channel […]

OTE sees TV numbers rise in Greece and Romania

Greek telco OTE increased its TV subscriber base by 20% last year, ending December with a total of 59,944 IPTV and DTH customers. OTE launched a satellite TV service in October, building on its IPTV offering. Both services are offered under the OTE TV brand. OTE’s Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom also saw its pay TV base […]