Antena Group

Antena restructures after trial verdict

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 […]

News brief: Romanian net Can Do That

Romania’s Antena 1 has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ studio entertainment format I Can Do That!. Antena 1 will go into production on the local show in early February ahead of a spring airdate. The deal comes soon after Azteca in Mexico and Rai in Italy signed up for local remakes. “Our goal […]

Antena tuned to Romanian TV

The Romanian TV market is ultra-competitive with numerous channels vying for ratings and a slice of the modest ad revenues available. Antena Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu tells Stewart Clarke about his plan for the locally-owned broadcaster to overtake US-backed CME in the battle for eyeballs and about the challenges facing the country’s television sector. Seated […]

Antena Group embroiled in blackmail case

Romanian free-to-air Antena Group been indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body on blackmail charges, the company said. The case relates to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Following the arrest of Antena CEO Sorin Alexandrescu in June, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has formally indicted him, according to Antena’s parent Intact Media Group. […]