RCS & RDS in battle with Antena over retrans fees
April 27, 2012
Romanian service provider RCS & RDS is involved in a dispute with commercial broadcaster Antena over retransmission fees.
Antena Group has demanded over €7 million a year for the retransmission of its Antena 1 and Antena 3 channels by RCS & RDS, which operates the Digi pay TV service in the country. RCS & RDS said this was the first time in eight years that the broadcaster had asked for money to retransmit its channel and said that, if it paid up it would be forced to raise the price of its subscription service.