A new front has opened up in the war between the leading providers of pay-TV services in Romania. It will see RCS/RDS go head to head with the incumbent telco Romtelecom in the provision of IPTV services in what is still a very underdeveloped market.
Romania’s leading cable and DTH operator RCS/RDS will launch a new subscription movie channel tomorrow (February 1).
UPC has upped the ante in its fight with RCS/RDS and Romtelecom in Romania. At the same time, Digital Cable Systems (DCS) has secured funding to help in its expansion plans.
Consolidation in Romania’s cable industry is gathering momentum, with RCS/RDS and Romtelecom competing strongly to snap up a number of small operators.
The fierce competition between RCS/RDS, Romtelecom and UPC in Romania is not just confined to ruthless price-cutting.
Romania’s leading cable and DTH operator RCS/RDS has secured a loan of €200,000 from UniCredit Tiriac Bank.
Romania’s leading cable and DTH operator RCS/RDS had revenues of around €5 million from smaller companies it controls in the country.
Romania’s RCS/RDS has finally begun to address piracy problems surrounding its pan-regional DTH platform Digi TV. Details have also begun to emerge of the latter’s subscriber numbers.
Romania’s RCS/RDS has acquired the rights to the Slovak premier (Corgoñ) football league.
The three-way fight for customers in Romania between RCS/RDS, UPC and Romtelecom continues unabated.