Telekom Romania adds two Viacom channels

Deutsche Telekom-owned Romanian service provider Telekom Romanian has added Paramount Channel and Nick Jr to its line-up. The channels, available via the operator’s IPTV, digital cable and digital satellite platforms, will be included in its TV S basic and TV M packages respectively.

Fine Living launches on Romtelecom

Scripps Networks International channel Fine Living has launched on Romanian TV platform Romtelecom.  Fine Living will be available as part of Romtelecom’s Maxim subscription package on both DTH and IPTV. At the same time, Scripps’ Travel Channel also extends its distribution on Romtelecom to include Maxim and Extra subscribers on both DTH and IPTV. “As […]

Romtelecom selects Cisco to expand service to cable

Romanian telco Romtelecom has selected Cisco Videoscape to provide an end-to-end solution for the delivery of content to subscribers over cable, complementing its satellite service. The new service will use Romtelecom’s existing satellite head-end, meaning it can expand its operations while using just one system for both cable and satellite. “With the launch of this […]

Romtelecom selling cut-price HD TVs

Romanian telco and pay TV operator Romtelecom is offering cut-priced HD TVs through its online store From this week, Romtelecom said it will offer up to 40% discounts on HD TV sets – the best selling products on Clickshop, accounting for 80% of its turnover. The promotion will apply to more than half of […]

Romtelecom restructures to provide unified management with mobile arm

Romtelecom has made a series of management appointments to integrate its operations with those of Cosmote Romania, its mobile sister company. Romtelecom is abolishing the role of chief commercial officer and has named the current holder of that post, Mathias Hanel, as commercial chief for the residential segment across both fixed and mobile operations. Ovidiu […]

Greece’s OTE more than doubles TV subscribers

Greek telco OTE reported strong TV growth in Q2, recording a 129.2% year-on-year increase in IPTV and satellite subscribers in its home market.  OTE recorded 174,964 Greek TV subscribers in the quarter, up from 76,345 for the same period last year and an increase of 26,000 compared with Q1. “All of the increase has been […]

Romtelecom makes appointments

Romtelecom has made a series of executive appointments. The Romanian service provider has named Gunnar Pahnke as chief of strategy, transformation and wholesale services Romanian, for fixed and mobile operations for Romtelecom and Cosmote Romania. Pahnke was previously vice-president, strategy, Europe at Deutsche Telekom. In other appointments, Bogdan Voicu has been named executive director supply […]

New investors for Rostelecom

The Russian Direct Investment Fund and Deutsche Bank together have acquired a minority stake in Russian service provider Rostelecom. The pair will acquire a stake for US$250 million (€192 million).

Romtelecom offering Galaxy Tab with BBC Knowledge to new subs

Romanian telco and pay TV operator Romtelecom has begun offering new triple-play subscribers a free Galaxy Tab P3110 tablet and access to BBC Knowledge premium documentaries. Users can access the BBC content via the Dolce Mobile TV app in the Android market and an access code provided with the tablet. The offering is open until […]

Romtelecom appoints new CEO

Romanian pay TV provider Romtelecom has appointed Nikolai Beckers, formerly chief executive of information and communications technology firm T-Systems France, as its CEO. In his new role Beckers also takes on CEO duties for Cosmote Romania, Romtelecom’s mobile arm, and replaces the former CEO of each Stefanos Theocharopoulos. Theocharopoulos now becomes group chief technology and operations […]

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