A branded affiliate of the Euronews group, it was born out of a partnership between the European network and Universitatea Politehnica din Bucure?ti, signed in January 2021.
The Romanian network will broadcast 24/7, with live news programmes from 6am to midnight every day from the state-of-the-art studios, located in the heart of Bucharest. A team of 200 journalists and technicians will bring viewers the first digital TV channel in Romania using a completely automated control room system, in close and permanent interaction with the online news platform euronews.ro.
Commenting on the channel, Andra Miron Diaconescu, Euronews Romania’s editor-in-chief, said: “We cannot wait to bring this new TV offer to Romanian-speaking audiences. Faithful to Euronews’ core mission, all of us, here at Euronews Romania, are focused on empowering people to form their own opinion, through unbiased, factual, and fiercely independent journalism and presenting “All Views”. We are proud to be a part of the extended Euronews family and look forward to working hand-in-hand with editorial teams across Europe to bring our audiences the best possible news offer”.
Bénédicte Bachs, Euronews’ interim general manager, added: “We are very impressed by the quality of the new channel, and the strong resolve of the editorial team to apply our core Euronews values to the content created. Aside from bringing audiences in Romania a strong independent news offer, Euronews Romania will be unique in the local media landscape thanks to its distinct European perspective. We have great hopes for Euronews Romania and are confident that, just as our other four branded affiliates have demonstrated, it will enrich Euronews’ global output”.
Euronews Romania will be available in the must-carry package of all major cable providers in Romania, namely Vodafone, Orange and RCS&RDS. Euronews will also continue to broadcast on a separate channel in English across Romania.
Since 2018, Euronews has launched five branded affiliate projects. Euronews Romania is the fifth branded affiliate channel to start airing, after Euronews Albania in 2019, Euronews Georgia in 2020 Euronews Serbia in 2021 and Euronews Bulgaria on May 5 this year.