Report: RCS & RDS to list shares on Bucharest exchange

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS is preparing to list a package of up to 25% of its shares on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, according to The Romanian financial news site reported that the sale of the minority share could fetch between €400 – €500 million. RCS & RDS reportedly looked at listing on […]

Telekom Romania renews Formula 1 rights

Telekom Romania’s Dolce Sport service has secured the local rights to Formula 1 motor-racing for the next two years. Dolce Sport viewers will be able to view all 21 Grand Prix races on Telekom Romania’s TV service, along with qualifying sessions and other events. Telekom Romania, which previously held the rights to the competition for […]

EBU chief warns on imminent collapse of Romanian pubcaster

In its latest intervention over crisis-hit central and eastern European public broadcasters, EBU director-general Ingrid Deltenre has called on the Romanian government to make an urgent intervention to save the country’s pubcaster, which she says is facing imminent collapse. In a letter to Romanian prime minister Dacian Cioloş, Deltenre said that broadcaster TVR’s indebtedness combined […]

UPC DTH adds FilmBox Extra HD to offering

UPC DTH, Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm, has added SPI International’s FilmBox Extra HD channel to its premium movie channel offer in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania . FilmBox Extra HD is now available to UPC DTH subscribers in the Filmbox Pak along with three other premium movie channels: FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Plus […]

New CEO for Telekom Romania

Former Slovak Telekom CEO Miroslav Majoros has taken over as CEO of Telekom Romania, owned, like the Slovak operator, by Deutsche Telekom Group. Majoros, who took over on January 1, replaces Nikolai Beckers, who has left the group. Majoros will remain chairman of the board of directors of Slovak Telekom. Michael Tsamaz, the chairman and […]

Romania’s iNES to roll out 4K TV service after successful trial

Romanian network operator iNES Group is to roll out 4K Ultra HD TV services to its customers next year following the completion of a successful trial of the technology. iNES will provide the 4K service via its GPON fibre network, work on which should be completed next year. Catalin Cuturela, iNES’ operations director, said the […]

Telekom Romania launches catch-up and cloud DVR

Deutsche Telekom-owned Telekom Romania has launched  catch-up TV service, cloud-based DVR and home media player functionality for its interactive TV customers. The Arhiva TV service will allow viewers to watch programmes shown within the last seven days. The service is available to Telekom Romania’s interactive TV subscribers. A new Cloud Plus service will allow viewers […]

Liberty Global reaches 800,000 DTH customers

Liberty Global’s satellite unit, UPC DTH, has now surpassed 800,000 customers in Europe – a more than 60% increase since the formation of the division in 2010. Liberty provides satellite TV services in Central and Eastern Europe operating under the brand names freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, UPC Direct in Hungary, and Focus […]

Telekom Romania ups mobile and web channels

Deutsche Telekom-owned operator Telekom Romania has increased the number of channels available on its web and mobile TV platform from 67 to 115, and has also teamed up with Discovery to offer the latter’s content on-demand. Canale TV Online S customers can access and additional 21 channels, taking the total available to them to 66, […]

Magyar Telekom launches converged offering

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian service provider Magyar Telekom is launching a new converged offering combining fixed and mobile broadband, communication and TV services. The operator’s Magenta1 package will include residential services along with a post-paid mobile service and the operator’s TV Go mobile TV offering. The latter can be used without impacting users’ data allowance. Users […]