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|Country|| Romania |
|Slogan||Ăsta-i spectacolul, asta-i televiziunea|
|Headquarters||Bucharest 23, Bd. Pache Protopopescu nr.102|
|Picture format|| 1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Pro TV SRL through CME (Central European Media Enterprises) owned by WarnerMedia/AT&T (75%)|
|Sister channels||Pro TV Internațional, Pro 2, Pro Cinema, Pro Gold, Pro X|
|Launched||1 December 1995|
|Website|| PRO TV |
Știrile PRO TV
PRO TV Plus
|UPC Romania||Channel 3 (digital with DVR)|
Channel 4 (digital)
|Boom TV||Channel 6|
|Meo (Portugal)||Channel 234|
Pro TV (Romanian pronunciation: [pro teˈve] , often stylised as PRO•TV) is a Romanian free-to-air television network, launched in December 1995 as the third private TV channel in the country (after the now-defunct Tele7ABC and Antena 1). It is owned by CME (Central European Media Enterprises), which is 75% owned by WarnerMedia (through AT&T).
Targeting urban adults aged 30 to 50, Pro TV uses a programming strategy of top international series and movies, as well as a wide variety of local productions including news programming, local entertainment and local fiction.
The station's local productions include entertainment shows, news programs and TV series.
Știrile ProTV (English: ProTV News) is the most popular newscast in Romania, with 9.3 rating points and 25.1% of the television market share in the country. It is followed by over a million viewers internationally.[ citation needed ]
ProTV News won the "International Emmy Award News of 2008" in September 2008.
Andreea Esca is the longest-standing newscaster in Romania. She began her career over 25 years ago, and has spent 23 years with ProTV.
Although the newscast is the most popular, it is usually regarded as sensationalistic by many media observers. The evening news is often accused of devoting much of time to topics related to violence, and offensive or excessive zeal. The newscast has also been criticized for airing reports which are considered as false or "invented" as real news. It has been criticized for excessive dramatization of some of its stories, and heavy continuing coverage of entertainment news, with a focus on ProTV presenters and programmes.[ citation needed ]
The early evening news, particularly when Monica Dascălu was presenter, has presented reports about murders, homicides or sexual abuses with little to no censorship. This has caused that particular broadcast to be mocked, in popular culture, as "the five o'clock news" (Știrile de la ora 5).[ citation needed ]
In September 2008, Pro TV News' social campaign "Any idea what your kid is doing right now?" (Romanian : Tu știi ce mai face copilul tău?) won the International Emmy Awards for “News”, being the first TV station in Eastern Europe to win this award.
At the beginning of 2009, Pro TV won the NAB International Broadcasting Excellence Award for the social campaigns Pro TV News had developed in the previous two years.
Pro TV was the main television channel to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in Romania between 2000 and 2009. From 2009 to 2015, it broadcast Cupa României (Romanian Cup), at football, the matches with Romanian teams from UEFA Europa League, and the preliminaries of the UEFA Champions League.From 2015, Pro TV took back the rights for UEFA Champions League and in 2016 it obtained the rights for UEFA Euro 2016.
On 1 December 2006, Pro TV started to broadcast the 7:00 p.m. newscast in high-definition, thus becoming the first terrestrial television network in Romania air in HD.
Antena 1 is a Romanian free-to-air television network owned by the Antena TV Group, part of the Intact Media Group. Its programming consists of soap opera shows, football matches and entertainment programmes. Antena 1's headquarters was seized by the Romanian state on 8 August 2014 due to a judicial sentence against Dan Voiculescu, the founder of Intact Media Group. The building may be sold in order for the state to recuperate the loss brought to it as a result of the fraudulent privatization of the Institute for Alimentary Research in 2003. After company employees destroyed the interior of the building whilst moving out, the building required refurbishment before being placed on sale. The National Agency for the Management of Seized Assets (ANABI) has placed the building for sale on its website.
Ștefan Bănică Jr. is a Romanian entertainer, TV presenter, one of the most important Romanian TV personalities, and the son of actor Ștefan Bănică Sr. In his early career he starred in a couple of successful romantic films. He is well known in Romania for presenting the Romanian version of “Dancing with the Stars”, the most long-lived dance competition ever aired in Romania, broadcast on Pro TV and for his role as a talent judge on The X Factor.
Callatis Festival is the largest music and culture festival held in Romania.
Cronica Cârcotaşilor is a weekly satire show on Prima TV hosted by Șerban Huidu, Codruț Kegheș, Cristian Hrubaru and Ioana Petric.
Andreea Bălan is a Romanian pop singer. Bălan made her singing debut on the children's television show, Ba da, ba nu, in 1994. Two years later, she released her debut solo album, Amețiți de fum. She enjoyed commercial success as a member of dance duo Andrè, which released six albums between 1998 and 2001. In 2002, the group was awarded four platinum and one gold record for selling 1.5 million album copies. Andrè was influential in bringing platform heels, box braids, mini skirts and push-up bras into fashion.
Românii au talent is a TV show which began airing on 18 February 2011. The project acts as a Romanian version of the franchise Got Talent, developed by Simco Limited. The show is hosted by Smiley and Pavel Bartoș, while the opening judge panel consisted of presenter Andi Moisescu, singer Andra and dancer Mihai Petre; following Petre's exclusion for the fifth season, TV presenter Mihaela Rădulescu and actor Florin Călinescu joined the panel. The winner of "Românii au talent" is awarded with €120,000.
The second series of Românii au talent was broadcast on ProTV from 7 February 2012 to 11 May 2012. ProTV kept the same team, Smiley and Pavel Bartoș presenters, Andra, Mihai Petre and Andi Moisescu jurors. The season started with a bigger audience than the first. The first episode from auditions had a 21.8 rating, compared to 18 points for the similar episode of the first season.
The third season of Next Top Model by Cătălin Botezatu premiered on September 20, 2012.
The second season of the Romanian reality talent show Vocea României premiered on ProTV on September 25, 2012. It was hosted by Pavel Bartoș and Nicoleta Luciu, while Vlad Roșca was the social media correspondent. All four coaches returned for their second season.
The third season of the Romanian reality talent show Vocea României premiered on ProTV on September 28, 2013. Pavel Bartoș and Nicoleta Luciu returned as hosts, with Vlad Roșca as the social media correspondent. All four coaches returned for their third season. The show was moved from its usual Tuesday evening slot to Saturday evening.
This is a list of 2014 events that occurred in Romania.
The Fourth Ponta Cabinet was the government of Romania from 17 December 2014 to 4 November 2015. The Cabinet was supported by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), the alliance forged by Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu's Liberal Reformist Party and Daniel Constantin's Conservative Party (PC). Fourteen of the ministerial portfolios were held by PSD members, three by ALDE, two by UNPR and two by independent members.
Sunt celebru, scoate-mă de aici! was the Romanian version of the I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! reality game show. The series premiered on February 16, 2015, on PRO TV. It is hosted by Cabral Ibacka and Mihai Bobonete.
The only edition of Sunt celebru, scoate-mă de aici! was broadcast on Pro TV from 16 February 2015 to 8 March 2015. The show has been hosted by Cabral Ibacka and Mihai Bobonete and it was filmed at the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Ferma vedetelor is the current Romanian version of the reality television show The Farm based on the Swedish television series of the same name that was originally created in 2001 by Strix and produced in association with Sony Entertainment and Endemol. The series premiered on March 9, 2015 on Pro TV.
Alexandra Irina Măruță, better known by her stage name Andra, is a Romanian singer and judge at Românii au talent. In 2007, she received Gold and Platinum certification for the album De la frate la soră. She collaborated with Dan Bittman, Direcția 5, What's Up, Vunk, Marcel Pavel, Marius Moga, Smiley and the band Simplu. AndraAlex presented the TV shows Singuri cu vedeta on Antena 1 and O-la-la on Pro TV.In 2013 she was nominated at the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2014 she won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. Her song "Why" reached number 8 on Billboard. Her other songs "Lie to Me" and "Sweet Dreams" also enjoyed critical success.
During the first days of June 2015, the Government of Romania was rocked by criminal investigation against Prime Minister Victor Ponta for 19 acts of corruption between 2007 and 2008, when he was lawyer. Moreover, Victor Ponta is also investigated for conflict of interest during his premiership, when he propelled Dan Șova, political ally and friend, in government positions. His resignation was demanded by President Klaus Iohannis and several figures in opposition. Victor Ponta denies the allegations and refuses to resign, plunging the country in the second political crisis in just three years.
The first season of the Romanian reality talent show Vocea României Junior premiered on February 26, 2017 on Pro TV with Andra, Inna and Marius Moga as coaches.
Vocea României Junior was the Romanian version of The Voice Kids created by the executive producer of Fear Factor and creator of Star Academy, John de Mol. Vocea României Junior began airing on 26 February 2017 on Pro TV and Pro TV Chișinău. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series was to find new singing talent contested by aspiring singers with the age limit being 7–14 years old, drawn from public auditions. The winner was determined by public and he was entitled to a €50,000 prize. The first season was won by Maia Mălăncuș, and the second season by Maya Ciosa.