Euro nets buys ORF docs, crime series

Pubcaster France 5 is among buyers of documentary and crime programming from Austria’s ORF. The France Télévisions channel has bought several docs, including Nock – Mountains at Heaven’s Door. Switzerland’s RTS also acquired doc programming from ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of pubcaster ORF. Meanwhile, Romania’s RCS-RDS bought a 200-hour package, while SRF – which […]

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 […]

Cheetah Diaries Powers factual sales

Power’s The Cheetah Diaries has been picked up by a raft of international broadcasters. Three seasons of the wildlife series have been acquired by Romanian pay TV operator RCS & RDS, which will also show it in Hungary on its in-house thematic channels. The series were shopped as part of a wider package that also […]

RCS & RDS denies Vodafone takeover rumours

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS has vehemently denied a report posted by well-known local journalist and TV personality Robert Turcescu that the company is on the brink of being acquired by Vodafone. Turcescu posted on his Facebook page that Vodafone had agreed a preliminary deal with RCS & RDS to acquire the operator for […]

MIPTV 2014: Veria makes pre-MIP deals

Health and wellbeing network Veria Living Worldwide has closed more than 500 hours of programming to global broadcasters. Romania’s cable and satellite operator RCS & RDS has acquired 100 hours for its services in Romania and Hungary. Shows included in the package are Workout from Within, Naturally Beautifully, What a Relief!, Natural Companions, Under the Sun, […]

Austria’s ORF sells crime and Universum docs at MIPCOM

ORF Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has inked a raft of MIPCOM deals for its crime and for its documentary programming. It has sold its drama series Four Women and a Funeral to cable channels run by Fox and Sony. Sony’s AXN has acquired the crime drama for its AXN channel […]