Romania


New CEO for UPC Poland

Robert Redeleanu is to take over from Frans-Willem de Kloet as CEO of Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland. Redeleanu, who is currently CEO of UPC Hungary and Romania, will replace De Kloet, who is leaving the company, on April 1. Redeleanu has served as CEO of UPC Romania since 2013, taking responsibility for the Hungarian operation […]

Globecast names Rivals to quality post, renews Orange Romania-SES deal

Media services provider Globecast has named Jacques Rivals as chief quality and change officer, a new position in which he will be tasked with building and supporting transformation programs as part of Globecast’s overall quality management strategy, helping to drive an enhanced customer experience.  Rivals has worked for Globecast parent Orange for over 30 years, […]

Netflix ISP Index: Austria overtakes Belgium in EMEA rankings

Austria overtook Belgium to claim the fourth-fastest average internet speeds in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region, according to Netflix’s November ISP Speed Index. In Austria the average speed during the month was 3.87 Mbps, pipping Belgium at 3.86 Mbps. Another strong month for Austria meant the country has climbed the Netflix rankings […]

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom extend partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have partnered up to give all of the latter’s customers access to the streaming service. Telekom customers in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands have already experienced the benefits of the partnership. From this October, EntertainTV customers in Germany have been able to access the Netflix content in 4K on the EntertainTV […]

HBO Go launches as OTT TV service in CEE

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

New chief for UPC DTH

Liberty Global’s central European satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has named Catalin Itu as its new managing director. Itu takes over from Michael Lee, who is leaving the company. Lee has served as chief executive of UPC DTH since 2013. Itu, who is currently vice-president of sales and operations at UPC DTH, will take up […]

Netflix localises in Romania

Netflix has rolled out a “fully localised” version of its service in Romania. The new version of the service includes a localised Romanian user interface, with Romanian subtitles and dubbing covering thousands of hours of TV shows and films, including Netflix original programming “We are delighted to offer a more local Netflix experience in Romanian […]

HBO ups key programming execs

HBO Europe has given more responsibility to a trio of executives as part of a regional restructuring. Jonathan Young, Steve Matthews and Hanka Kastelicova have all been upped to VP roles at the European arm of US premium cable channel HBO following expansion into Spain and the Nordics. News of the promotions comes as HBO […]

Intact Media group boosted by thematic channels

Romania’s Intact Media Group saw its market share grow significantly last year, boosted by its growing thematic channel portfolio. Intact said that almost 10 million Romanians watched its channels daily for a t least one minute during 2016, with seven million tuning in during prime time. The group said that its market share for the […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow

Deutsche Telekom now has over 2.8 million TV customers in Germany, having added 41,000 in the third quarter, and over four million elsewhere in Europe, having added 49,000 in the three months to September. Telekom released the statistics with its quarterly financial results. The figures mean that Deutsche Telekom’s German TV base has grown by […]