Romanian launch for HBO Go

HBO’s TV Everywhere service HBO Go has launched on Digi Net and Digi TV in Romania, giving it wider reach in the country. HBO Go is available to authenticated customers of the RCS&RDS-owned Digi pay TV services that have the Maxpak package or pay for HBO as part of their subscription. It has already launched […]

Discovery ‘interested in Prima TV takeover’

A report in the Romanian press claims Discovery Communications’s spending spree could be set to continue with the acquisition of free-TV broadcaster Prima TV. The Romanian channel group is said to be on the block and local news site evz.ro reported that Discovery was among those interested in buying it from current parent SBS Broadcasting. […]

Antena blackmail trial gets underway

The trial of Sorin Alexandrescu (left), CEO of Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena Group, has started in Bucharest. Romanian free-to-air Antena Group was indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on blackmail charges, in a case relating to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Alexandrescu was originally detained, for a […]

News brief: CEE nets catch Power’s wildlife

Channels in Hungary and Romania will broadcast wildlife programming from UK distributor Power following a new deal. The agreement gives RCS&RDS-owned Digi Animal World, Digi Life and Digi World two seasons of The Cheetah Diaries, doc series City Zoo and Michaela Stachan-presented Endangered. Also included are one-off specials Antarctica: Journey into the Wild and The […]

Programming and channel deals for Nickelodeon

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has struck a new distribution deal with pay TV operator RCS&RDS covering Romania and Hungary. The deal will expand the reach of Viacom’s channels Nickelodeon and Comedy Central across RCS&RDS’s Romanian and Hungarian pay networks. Nickelodeon will be available in an additional three million homes in Romania and 500,000 in […]

Antena slams CEO blackmail charges

Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena has said the arrest of its CEO violated several of his rights and alleged the charges are ‘abusive’. Sorin Alexandrescu (pictured) was detained last Thursday (May 30) after allegedly blackmailing another media executive. Prosecutors are reportedly calling for a 29-day arrest warrant that would in turn lead to charges and a […]