|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 PPF Group|
|Sister channels||Pro TV Internațional, Pro 2, Pro Cinema, Pro Gold, Pro X|
|Launched||1 December 1995|
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 owned by PPF Group.
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 Pro TV (English: Pro TV News) is a news programme which won the 2008 International Emmy award.
- Românii au talent (English: Romania's Got Talent). The Romanian version of the Got Talent franchise. The show is presented by Smiley and Pavel Bartoș.
- Vocea României (English: The Voice of Romania). The Romanian version of "The Voice" franchise.
- Las Fierbinți, a Romanian sitcom set in a rural place. The series follows the social and romantic lives of the inhabitants of the village.
- Ce spun românii, is one of the Romanian versions of Family Feud.
- România, te iubesc! (English: Romania, I Love You), a show where the reporters try to show the beauty of the country and some special people who make Romania better, while also casting documentaries and investigations aimed to reveal local illegalities to be corrected by the authorities under public opinion's pressure.
- I like IT is a TV programme featuring technology and IT news, as well as computer games and robots. The programme's host is George Buhnici.
- Ce se întâmplă, doctore? (English: What's wrong with me, doctor?), a programme dealing with health problems, nutrition, maintaining health and self-care strategies. The programme is presented by Oana Cuzino.
- Apropo TV, an entertainment programme presented by Andi Moisescu discussing social themes, popular culture and local/worldwide ads
- După 20 de ani (English: 20 years later), a weekly talk-show containing interviews with Romanian politicians, economists and social scientists. The name refers to the time elapsed since the Romanian Revolution.
- MasterChef România. The Romanian version of the Masterchef franchise. The show is hosted by Răzvan Fodor.
- La Măruță (formerly "Happy Hour"), hosted by Cătălin Măruță, is a one-hour live entertainment show with news about celebrities and show business.
- Falsez pentru tine. The Romanian version of the South Korean international music game show franchise I Can See Your Voice, hosted by Mihai Bobonete.
- Masked Singer România. The Romanian version of the international show Masked Singer.
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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.
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.
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).
Newscasters and celebrities
- Andreea Esca
- Andi Moisescu
- Cătălin Măruță
- Constantin Cotimanis
- Cătălin Radu Tănase
- Cristian Leonte
- Corina Caragea
- Ramona Păun
- Florin Busuioc
- Mihai Dedu
- Pavel Bartoș
- Tudor Chirilă
- Marius Moga
- Monica Dascălu
- Mihaela Radulescu
- Oana Tache
- Oana Stern-Cuzino
- Mihai Petre
- Andreea Marin
- Florin Călinescu
- Dragoș Bucur
- Adi Hadean
- Mihai Bobonete
- Irina Rimes
- Codin Maticiuc
- Horia Brenciu
Sub-channels and subsidiaries
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. From 2021, Pro TV took back the rights for UEFA Europa League,and also for UEFA Europa Conference League and FA Cup.
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- "Grupul de investiții PPF din Cehia a finalizat cu succes achiziția CME". Retrieved 13 October 2020.
- Ionela Lupu (October 9, 2018). "Falsez pentru tine – Un show de muzică și mister!". protv.ro (in Romanian). ProTV. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
- "Premiul Emmy" (in Romanian). Cite journal requires