Antena 1 (Romania)

Antena 1 (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈtena ˈunu]) is a Romanian television network, and one of the top three networks in the country with a market share of about 10%. It covers most of the country and it is owned by Antena TV Group,part on Intact Media Group.

Antena 1 is currently the second most popular TV channel, after Pro TV. Its main show is [the Observer] or Observator (main news broadcast at 19:00), and various others soap opera shows, football matches and entertainment programs.

Antena 1 promotes itself under the slogan Together we are Antena 1, after dropping the long-running Always Close slogan which helped relaunch it in 1998. In May 2005, Antena 1 has acquired a specialty brother, the channel Antena 3, a 24/7 news channel fashioned in the spirit of CNN. In February 2006, Antena 4 - Euforia lifestyle TV was launched, a channel targeting women viewers. In July 2006, Antena Internaţional, a 24-hour TV channel for Romanians over the borders was launched; it is now broadcasting only in United States and Canada, but will soon extend its coverage area. In April 2007, Antena 2 has been launched.

The channel is owned by the Intact Media Group.

The building that houses Antena 1 and Antena 3's headquarters was seized by the state on Friday, the 8th of August 2014, as a result of the judgement sentencing (among others) Dan Voiculescu, the founder of Intact Media Group. The building may be sold in order for the state to recuperate the prejudice brought to it as a result of the fraudulent privatization of the Institute for Alimentary Research in 2003.[4] After company employees destroyed the interior of the building whilst moving out, the building required refurbishment before being placed on sale.[5] The National Agency for the Management of Seized Assets (ANABI) has placed the building for sale on its website.[6]

Antena 1
Logo Antena 1 (2010)
LaunchedNovember 29, 1993 [1]
Owned byAntena TV Group (Intact Media Group)
Picture format4:3, 16:9 (576i, SDTV)

16:9 (1080i, HDTV)

HD 16:9 on 28 November 2016
Audience share10.8% (Dec 2008, [2])
SloganMereu aproape[3] (Always nearby) (1998-2017)
Mereu cu tine[3] (Always with you) (2017-present)
Broadcast areaRomania
Sister channel(s)Antena 2, Antena 3, Antena 4 - Euforia lifestyle TV, Antena i, ZU TV
WebsiteAntena 1
DolceChannel 115
UPC RomaniaChannel 04
RCS&RDSChannel 6 (SD) Channel 7 (HD)


The station's top-rated local productions include entertainment shows, news programs and TV series.




Observator is the daily news program for Antena 1 and it is one of the most watched newscasts in Romania. Observator has four daily editions, starting at 6.00 AM, 1.00 PM, 4.00 PM and 7.00 PM. Its flagship daily evening newscast is Observator 19.00, anchored by Andreea Berecleanu on weekdays, and Octavia Geamănu and Cosmin Stan on weekend.[7]

The daily morning edition of Observator is broadcast at 6.00 AM. Its hosts are Olivia Păunescu and Valentin Butnaru on weekdays, and Iuliana Pepene and Bogdan Alecsandru on weekend. From Monday to Friday, Andreea Ţopan is the host for Observator 13.00,[8] and Mihaela Călin is anchoring the broadcast at 16:00. On weekend, the newscasts starting at 13.00 are presented by Anamaria Gudu.[9]

On November 28, 2016, when Antena 1 launched its HD version, Observator debuted a new set, which includes a new studio, a new logo, opening theme and a new graphics package.[10] The Observator website,, was also relaunched at the end of November 2016.[11] The website's news articles are published under the brand "Stirile Antena 1 Observator" - Antena 1 News Observator.


  1. ^ "Pe scurt: La Antena 1, in 18 ani libertatea cuvantului a ramas constanta". 29 November 2011.
  2. ^ "ARMA 2008_12" (PDF). ARMA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-02.
  3. ^ a b "VIDEO. Toamna aceasta Antena 1 nu mai este "Mereu aproape". Postul are un nou slogan și promo-uri noi". Pagina de Media. 2017-08-25.
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