Advanced Television


Former HBO execs launch May One prodco

Former HBO Europe executives Johnathan Young and Ioanina Pavel have launched production company May One, a creative hub to produce television drama in Romania for local and international audiences. Based in Bucharest, the company will develop, produce and provide creative partnership for series shot in Romania, working with established and new talent from both within and […]

February 29, 2024

Digi to acquire Orange-MásMóvil surplus assets

Digi has reached a preliminary agreement with Orange-MásMóvil to acquire the so-called remedies, the surplus assets from the merger. This move may pave the way for the EU approval of the merger, still under the EC scrutiny and valued at over €18 billion. If acquired, Digi says it will invest around €2 billion over the […]

November 30, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Hellas Sat wins Romanian satellite contract

Hellas Sat, owned by Arabsat, has secured a carriage contract from KanalD, a general entertainment channel, in Romania. The agreement covers long-term distribution on satellite from the Hellas Sat satellite at 39 degrees East. Hellas Sat is a subsidiary of Arabsat and is based in Greece and Cyprus. Hellas Sat operates three satellites delivering video, […]

November 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Kantar Media expands TV measurement in Romania

Kantar Media, a specialist in audience measurement, has signed an agreement with ARMA, the Romanian industry body for TV measurement, that will see the continued provision of broadcast TV ratings to the market. The new contract, which will run until the end of 2027, extends Kantar Media’s partnership with the Romanian TV industry, having run […]

October 5, 2023

Disney+ announces Shardlake starring Sean Bean

Disney+ has announced a new series based on the internationally popular Tudor murder mystery novels by C.J. Sansom, Shardlake. Arthur Hughes (“The Innocents”, “Then Barbara Met Alan”) has been cast as Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer with an acute sense of justice and one of the few honest men in a world beset with scheming and […]

March 31, 2023

Hellas Sat links with Orange Romania

Hellas Sat, owned by Arabsat, and Orange Romania together with Orange Romania Communications have strengthened their strategic cooperation through a multi-year agreement in order to complete the DTH merger of Orange Romania and Orange Romania Communications TV package and offers. From the strategic orbital position of 39° East and ground facilities in Greece and Cyprus, […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Romania: AMCNI expands distribution deal with Orange

AMC Networks International Central & Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) and Orange Romania Group (Orange Romania, Orange Romania Communications and NextGen Communications) has announced a multi-year renewal of the distribution agreement, securing subscribers long-term access to AMCNI’s diverse entertainment portfolio. As a result of the agreement, Orange Romania, Orange Romania Communications and NextGen Communications will broadcast […]

July 18, 2022

AMC Networks launches CBS Reality in Romania

AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI UK) has announced the launch of a dedicated local feed in Romania of factual entertainment channel CBS Reality, which is a joint venture between AMCNI UK and Paramount Global. CBS Reality will also join the portfolio of advertising sales house Thematic Channels, who will handle bookings. Louise Cottrell, SVP of […]

May 13, 2022

Disney+ reveals launch dates for 42 new countries

Disney has confirmed the launch dates and pricing for its Disney+ SVoD in 42 countries and 11 new territories, starting with South Africa on May 18th followed by all other countries in June. Subscribers will have access to exclusive Star Wars live action series The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, with Obi-Wan Kenobi […]

March 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix opening CEE hub

Netflix has revealed plans for a new Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) hub in Warsaw, Poland – and has laid out its production plans for the region. Larry Tanz, Vice President Series, EMEA at Netflix, said in a blog post: “It’s been seven years since we started the Netflix journey in Central and Eastern Europe […]

March 29, 2022