AXN Spin launches in Romania

Romtelecom has added Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) channel AXN Spin to its programming line-up.  The channel, which targets adolescents and young adults with a mix of entertainment programming including Teen Wolf and 90210, will be available on Romtelecom’s basic packages, joining existing SPT channels AXN, AXN Crime and AXN Sci-Fi). AXN Spin has already […]

Shorts TV gains carriage in Romania and East Africa

Short film channel Shorts TV has launched on Romtelecom in Romania and on the Zuku satellite platform in eastern Africa. In Romania, the channel will be available on all Romtelecom’s TV services, comprising its own IPTV and DTH services and the cable service of affiliate NextGen. Shorts TV will launch on the Zuku satellite platform […]

Pro TV channels back on Romtelecom

Romanian service provider Romtelecom has struck a deal  with commercial broadcaster Pro TV to resume carriage of the latter’s channels as part of its offering. Pro TV’s 11 channels – Pro TV, Pro TV International, Pro TV HD, Acasă TV, Acasă Gold, Acasă HD, ProCinema,, HD, MTV Romania and VH1 ­– were withdrawn […]

Ginx TV strikes four distribution deals

Video games channels and shows producer Ginx TV has struck four new EMEA distribution agreements, adding 1.4 million homes to its network. The Ginx TV channel has been added to the line-ups of T-Hrvatski Telekom’s MAXtv in Croatia, KPN’s TV service in the Netherlands and Romtelecom in Romania. Separately, Middle East pay TV provider OSN […]

Romtelecom makes HBO channels available to all in promo

Romanian pay TV provider Romtelecom is to make HBO and HBO Comedy available to all TV subscribers across its satellite, cable, IPTV and internet TV offerings until the end of March as a promotional offer. Romtelecom is also offering a 50% discount to existing customers who take its Maxpak package until the end of March. […]

Romtelecom replaces Pro TV channels as talks fail

Romanian pay TV provider Romtelecom has failed to strike a deal with commercial broadcaster Pro TV and will cease broadcasting the latter’s channels on its satellite TV network from today. Romtelecom blamed Pro TV’s “unreasonable financial demands” for the decision. The operator said that Pro TV had asked for three times the amount previously paid […]

Romtelecom could pull Pro TV channels

Romanian pay TV provider Romtelecom has so far failed to strike a deal with commercial broadcaster Pro TV, meaning that the latter’s channels could be withdrawn from Romtelecom’s network as of tomorrow. Romtelecom said it would cease broadcasting the 11 channels – which include MTV and VH1 Romania – on January 3 if not deal […]

OTE reports TV gains in Greece and Romania

Greek telco OTE has seen significant increases in pay TV subscribers in its home country, while its Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom has also seen gains. Announcing third quarter results, OTE ended September with 96,773 TV subscribers, up 74.1% year-on-year. That figure has since risen to over 105,000 at the start of November. The telco, which operates […]

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 […]

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 […]