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 […]

Vodafone Romania launches mobile TV service with Netflix deal

Vodafone Romania is to launch a mobile TV service and has signed a deal with Netflix to provide access to the subscription video-on-demand service over it, the group’s Romanian unit’s CEO Ravinder Takkar told local press. Vodafone will launch its 4GTV+ service in 350 towns and cities across Romania, making a number of channels and […]

Deutsche Telekom grows TV base 5.1% year-on-year

Deutsche Telekom grew its total IPTV, satellite and cable TV customer base 5.1% year-on-year to 3.96 million in the second quarter. The operator said that the majority of its 193,000 net TV additions, compared to Q2 2015, were customers in Greece, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. Germany, meanwhile, remained the biggest single TV market for the […]

Romania’s Antena restructures in wake of CEO sentencing

Romanian broadcaster Antena has restructured in the wake of last week’s news that CEO Sorin Alexandrescu faces a jail sentence after being convicted on blackmail charges. Alexandrescu (and co-accused and Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu) will appeal the guilty verdict, but in the meantime Antena has a new team. Antena’s Isabella Carmu has been […]

Romanian media chiefs sentenced in blackmail case

Two of the most powerful figures in Romanian media have been sentenced after guilty verdicts were delivered in a blackmail case involving the pair and a local cable operator. Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu and Antena TV Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu were sentenced to two years and three years and six months respectively yesterday. […]

TVR names new chief

Romanian public broadcaster TVR has named Irina Radu as its new director-general after weeks of uncertainty. Radu was acting director-general between September 2015 and April 2016 and has served as director of programmes at the broadcaster since 2013. Her appointment was approved by both houses of the Romanian parliament, with 304 votes in favour and […]

EBU chiefs in talks over future of Romania’s TVR

EBU director-general Ingrid Deltenre and legal director Jane Vizard last week met Romanian government officials to discuss the crisis enveloping TVR in the wake of the EBU’s decision to withdraw member services from the country’s public broadcaster. The decision to withdraw member services from TVR, including participation in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, was taken […]