Romania

Romania’s anti-corruption authority, the DNA, is set to bring criminal charges against a subsidiary of telecommunications company RCS-RDS.

The Fight Channel Group has agreed a carriage deal for its Fight Channel World HD pay-television channel with new Romanian OTT platform Streamark.

Viasat, the pay-television operator run by multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group, has extended a rights agreement in Scandinavia and the Baltic region for the MotoGP motorcycling series, while international sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired rights in Romania to the championship.

Telecommunications company Telekom Romania has extended a carriage deal with the Discovery Romania division of international media and entertainment provider Discovery Communications.

Romania’s public-service broadcaster TVR and general entertainment channel Antena 1 failed in a last-gasp attempt to block a deal by commercial broadcaster Pro TV for free-to-air rights to 23 Euro 2016 matches.

The European Broadcasting Union has said talks with Romanian government officials over the future of Televiziunea Română (TVR) have been constructive following the suspension last month of the public-service broadcaster’s EBU membership privileges.

Romanian public-service broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR) has lost its European Broadcasting Union membership privileges after failing to pay debts totalling CHF16m (€14.5m/$16.4m).

Huge debts and the threat of insolvency mean TVR, Romania’s public-service broadcaster, is struggling to agree a deal for this summer’s Euro 2016.

Romanian pay-television platforms Digi Sport and Dolce Sport have claimed two-season deals for rights to the Formula One motor racing championship.

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a three-season extension to its rights deal in Romania for football’s English Premier League.

The IMG agency is understood to be close to a deal for English Premier League rights in Romania with sports broadcaster Eurosport.

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has agreed two-season extensions to its rights deals with telecommunications firm Telekom Romania and pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport TV.

German-based pay-television broadcaster Motorvision TV has moved to expand its global reach by securing new carriage deals in Serbia and Taiwan, as well as extending existing agreements in France, Slovenia and Romania.

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has announced it is to expand its live streaming portfolio after acquiring rights to a number of club football competitions in Greece, Turkey and Romania.

Rights for the Glory Sports International kickboxing league have been awarded to pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport, South Korean commercial broadcaster KBS, pan-African pay-television operator StarTimes and pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport in Hungary and Romania.

The International Tennis Federation has agreed a number of rights deals for the Fed Cup women’s national team tournament.

Romanian pay-television broadcaster RCS-RDS has agreed a sublicensing deal with media company Intel Sky Broadcasting for rights to the domestic Liga 1 top-tier and Cupa Ligii knockout football tournaments.