Sorin Alexandrescu


Antena restructures after trial verdict

Romanian broadcaster Antena has restructured in the wake of last week’s news that CEO Sorin Alexandrescu faces a jail sentence after being convicted on blackmail charges. Alexandrescu – and co-accused and Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu – will appeal the guilty verdict, but in the meantime Antena has a new team. Antena’s Isabella Carmu […]

Antena and Intact execs convicted and sentenced

Two of the most powerful figures in Romanian media have been sentenced after guilty verdicts were delivered in a blackmail case involving the pair and a local cable operator. Two of the most powerful figures in Romanian media have been sentenced to prison following the resolution of a blackmail case involving the pair and a […]

News brief: Romanian net Can Do That

Romania’s Antena 1 has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ studio entertainment format I Can Do That!. Antena 1 will go into production on the local show in early February ahead of a spring airdate. The deal comes soon after Azteca in Mexico and Rai in Italy signed up for local remakes. “Our goal […]

Antena tuned to Romanian TV

The Romanian TV market is ultra-competitive with numerous channels vying for ratings and a slice of the modest ad revenues available. Antena Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu tells Stewart Clarke about his plan for the locally-owned broadcaster to overtake US-backed CME in the battle for eyeballs and about the challenges facing the country’s television sector. Seated […]

Antena blackmail trial gets underway

The trial of Sorin Alexandrescu (left), CEO of Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena Group, has started in Bucharest. Romanian free-to-air Antena Group was indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on blackmail charges, in a case relating to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Alexandrescu was originally detained, for a […]

Antena Group embroiled in blackmail case

Romanian free-to-air Antena Group been indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body on blackmail charges, the company said. The case relates to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Following the arrest of Antena CEO Sorin Alexandrescu in June, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has formally indicted him, according to Antena’s parent Intact Media Group. […]

Antena slams CEO blackmail charges

Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena has said the arrest of its CEO violated several of his rights and alleged the charges are ‘abusive’. Sorin Alexandrescu (pictured) was detained last Thursday (May 30) after allegedly blackmailing another media executive. Prosecutors are reportedly calling for a 29-day arrest warrant that would in turn lead to charges and a […]