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September 20, 2012

cotidianele din Romania [1942]

Filed under: Uncategorized — iann @ 9:06 am

Potrivit unui document al Ministerul Propagandei [datat 20 iulie 1942] tirajele cotidianelor nationale din Romania aratau asa:

UNIVERSUL: 244,000 exemplare/editie

CURENTUL: 126,800 exemplare/editie

TIMPUL: 66,000 exemplare/editie

VIATA: 40,000 exemplare/editie

INFORMATIA: 40,000 exemplare/editie

Sursa: BOIA, Lucian: Capcanele Istoriei/ Elita intelectuala romaneasca intre 1930 si 1950, Editura Humanitas, 2011 apud ANR-ANIC, Ministerul Propagandei Nationale, 2675/1942, f. 108

June 13, 2008

first romanian investment in regional media

Filed under: czech republic,launch,romania — iann @ 3:11 pm

Press agency Mediafax was launched this week on the Czech media market, in a 1,5 million-euro investment of MediaPro Management. The company hired 120  people, including reporters, editors, press photographers and graphic designers and a network of correspondents in 24 cities. Mediafax is the news biggest provider and market leader in Romania [launched 1991] and it was first step of MediaPro media empire developed by Adrian Sarbu.

executive director of Czech Mediafax is Mihai Predescu [ex editor in chief and producer of Pro TV now CME] and editor in chief is Martin Švehlák who worked also as (more…)

May 1, 2008

Aegis launches Vizeum in Romania with acquisition of local media company

Filed under: agencies,romania,transactions — iann @ 11:13 am

Marketing communications group Aegis announces that it acquired Tempo Media in Romania and waiting local regulatory approval. Tempo Media was originally established as the media division of the Romanian full service agency Tempo Advertising, one of the leading independent full service advertising agencies, controlled by Dragos Grigoriu. Tempo Media has gross assets of €1.3m and in its portfolio has a mix of international clients such as URBB [Tuborg, Carlsberg, Skol, Orangina, Granini], Cetelem [BNP Paribas], Boom DTH and local such Alka, Nutline, Baneasa Investments and Kiwi Finance. Tempo Media will be integrated into Aegis Media, rebranding as Vizeum. Aegis is also present in Romania with another media agency Carat and research company, Synovate. Acording to (more…)

April 23, 2008

A second daily free sheet in Bucharest

Filed under: launch,newspapers,romania — iann @ 5:42 am

RING is from monday on the market and is distributed in 50,000 copies in Bucharest [capital of Romania], through a street delivery network and waiting entrance of the subways. The newspaper has 16 pages full-color, compact format [290 x 400 mm]. It has a classic structure of a moderate tabloid: events, politics, social, services, show-biz, magazine, sports and special news. Sports and show-biz sections are the most substantial. Ring is edited by Confort Media SRL a company owned by two young romanian antreprenors and brothers [Robert and Ionut Negoita] with expertize in real estate business, hospitality [few hotels] and commercial operations [carpet retail] and this is their project to enter in the media business.

Ring’s editor in chief is Alexandru David, an ex editor of gossip weekly VIP, and he is running a team of 40 people: 28 on the editorial sector and 12 on the non-editorial activities. Advertising sales information is not yet known. On the web, the newspaper’s domain is supposed to be The investment in the media segment is was announced by owners at around 10 million euros in 2 years, and this move is first (more…)

April 2, 2008

EUR 35 million for Champions League TV rights in Romania

Filed under: romania,transactions,tv — iann @ 9:14 am

The Romanian Public Television has won the auction for the rights of transmitting in Romania the first option of the Champions League [tuesday & wednesday] football games exclusively and also the summery of all the football games. TVR will, as well, transmit the semifinals and the final. The public television pays EUR 35 million for a period of three years, including the seasons 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 and  the winner was announced on Monday 31st March, by TEAMM, UEFA’s representative.

The Romanian Public Televison owns the rights of Europe’s Supercup, a competition between the winner of Champions League and the winner of UEFA Cup. DTH Boom TV won the second option, having the rights of transmitting the games that are not included in TVR’s platform, the replays and the summaries of the football games. TVR is re-engaged in the transmitting of Champions League after 9 years (1992-1999), during which Pro TV [CME] has transmitted the games.

The public television owns the rights of transmitting some important sport competitions at (more…)

April 1, 2008

85 millions euro for broadcasting rights of romanian First League matches

Filed under: romania,transactions,tv — iann @ 9:45 am

Consortium of romanian broadcaster Intact and communications company RCS RDS will pay 85 millions euro [+ VAT 19%] for the next tree years broadcasting rights of Romania’s First League football matches [seasons 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010-2011], in a public auction organized Monday by Football League Association [Liga Profesionista de Fotbal / LPF]

Final price: 85 millions euro + VAT [102 millions] >> 28,3 millions euro per season +TVA
Starting price: 54 millions euro+ TVA [64,2 millions] >> 18 millions euro per season +TVA
Variation: + 57% from starting price.

Intact, which controls commercial TV channel Antena 1, received a license for a sports channel earlier this year [Arenna TV] and RCS-RDS has a DTH platform [Digi TV] with 600,000 subscribers. Intact [Antena 1] won in front of (more…)

March 7, 2008

Chief editor of Ringier romanian “Evenimentul Zilei” resigned

Filed under: newspapers,on the move,romania — iann @ 10:24 am

Razvan Ionescu, editor-in-chief of one of the most important quality daily romanian newspapers “Evenimentul Zilei” resigned yesterday. He sent an e-mail to Ringier’s management in which he accused the fact that the management wasn’t enough involved in sustained the newspaper in the last years. He is leaving current position after more than 3 years and in his mandate EVZ was transformed in best designed Romanian newspaper but it lost premier position in quality segment on behalf of Jurnalul National [edited by romanian Intact Group owned by Voiculescu Family].  This leaving is one of last mouvements in Ringier Romanian division of reference newspapers [daily Evenimentul Zilei and business weekly Capital] after Iulia Dinu [head of Division] and Cristi Mihalache [head of advertising sales]. In Romania Ringier is most important publisher with tabloid Libertatea [leader of the market], quality Evenimentul and weekly Capital and also a division of magazines.

See below some fragments of Ionescu’s leaving email:
“I have presented Ringier’s management my resignation from the editor in chief position of Evz. I have informed Marius Hagger, the new general director of Ringier Romania. I truly regret that I have chosen this way of announcing you that in a short period of time I will be leaving Evz. All I have to say is that it has been a difficult decision to make.

I’m leaving Evz because this newspaper hasn’t evolved, commercially speaking, in the past years.  The distribution, marketing and sales strategies of this newspaper have never been accomplished (more…)

November 20, 2007

cinema city: aggressive entrance in romania

Filed under: central and east europe,romania — iann @ 2:30 pm

One of the most important cinemas operators in the south-east Europe is entering aggressively on the Romanian market: Cinema City International, based in Netherlands and operating in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Israel, company listed over a year ago at the stock exchange market in Warsaw [Poland].

The first cinema city multiplex has been launched in Iasi [Iulius Mall, 5 screens, 830 seats] on the 16th November, the next being available in Timisoara starting 30th  November and two are being ongoing in Cluj [Iulius Mall] and Baia Mare [Gold Plaza/2.300 mp/8 halls]. The company has announced the opening of another three multiplex cinemas in shopping galleries in Arad, Bistrita and Galati and five in Bucharest, developed by real-estate Globe Trade Center. On the international level, Cinema City has in its portfolio 61 multiplex centers [508 screens], recording incomes of 80, 3 million euros in the first quarter of 2007.

In Romania [european country with lowest number of spectators], most important players are Movieplex Cinema [ subsiadiary of movieplex italy] and Hollywood Multiplex [part of local Media Pro Group, owned by COO CME, Adrian Sarbu]. Also greek operator Odeon [85 screens/ 9,000 seets in greece] anounced an investment of  20 million euro in Cluj [4 multiplex/ 8 screens/ 1,640 de seats]. (more…)

October 30, 2007

free business daily E 15 in Prague

Filed under: czech republic,launch,newspapers — iann @ 11:06 am

Mlada Fronta AS, a privately owned Czech publisher, said it will launch a free daily business newspaper in late November. E15 [“15 Minutes for Economy and Business”] will report on business, economy, politics, environment and life style, focusing on managers and staff of leading companies in Prague. the paper will be published five times a week with an initial circulation of 50,000 copies and with a similar concept of London’s City A.M . its editor-in-chief will be Tomas Skrivanek, former deputy editor-in-chief of the Euro business weekly. there are now three free daily papers available in Prague – Metro, Metropolitni Expres and 24 hodin. E15 may add pressure on the Hospodarske Noviny [partly owned by the publisher of german Handelsblatt], only czech business daily newspaper. [sources: Czech News Agency /Associated Press]

October 25, 2007

inform is entering like an expres train in romania

Filed under: launch,newspapers,romania — iann @ 11:41 am


the fourth edition of Romanian free daily Expres, was launched in Cluj, one of the biggest city in Romania. Inform Media printed the newspaper in 25 000 copies and the next week will reach 30,000 copies, and from November, to 35,000 copies, being distributed through paperboys and by boxes. Andrea Lukic, the publisher, says that the gradual circulation is necessary in order to establish the proper way of distributing the newspaper. Cluj Expres is the second free paper launched in 2007 (after Hunedoara Expres launched in september); the first titles were launched in 2005: Timis Expres (35,000 copies distributed in march 2007) and arad express (10,000 copies distributed in march 2007).

Inform Media, one of the most important romanian local media groups and part of the austrian group Vorarlberger Medienhaus, has announced few months ago the opening of a new printing house in Alba Iulia (after the one in Timisoara); their portfolio includes both free and paid newspapers. Inform has four newspapers in top 10 local paid newspaper, two of which are Magyar and is competing with germans form EMI/ArboMedia and local Publimedia [part of Media Pro Group]. the annual average sales of inform products are:
Adevarul Arad [23,266]/romanian language
Jurnal Bihorean  [13,293]/ romanian language
Bihari Naplo [12,906]/ hungarian language
Szatmari Fiss Usjag [10,404]/ hungarian language
Timpul [7,307] / romanian language
Cuvantul Liber [6,042]/ romanian language

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