Acquired by Central European Media Enterprise (CME) in March 2007, Sport.ro is 'The New National Sport Channel' on the Romanian TV market. Sport.ro broadcasts high-quality sports and sport-related programming in Romania through its ownership of valuable broadcast license rights to some of the most popular sports programming.
Broadcasting 24 hours a day and reaching 87.1% of Romania's 21 million people, Sport.ro broadcasts approximately 59% locally produced content and achieved an all-day audience share of 1.9% in the 18-49 target group in 2011. Sport.ro is specifically geared towards entertaining men and holds the broadcast rights to major football properties, including UEFA Europa League and Romanian Football Cup.
World-class boxing always has a home at Sport.ro, with the most important boxing events shown every week. Fight events are very present on Sport.ro, like K-1, UFC or MMA. World Wrestling Entertainment programming is one of the most popular on the channel, with Smackdown, Raw, Superstars, NXT and special events keeping viewers of all ages glued to the television set. Entertainment is also represented by shows like Fear Factor, 1000 Ways to Die, Deadliest Warriors, Wipeout, Estate of Panic, Takeshi`s Castle and the all-new American Gladiators series.
Sport.ro hosts its own sporting events, such as the arm wrestling show Oncescu vs. 1000, in which Ion Oncescu, multiple arm wrestling world champion, beat 1000 contenders in the same day and eared himself a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Combining locally produced sport shows and daily sports news programs with the broadcasting of major sporting competitions has allowed Sport.ro to quickly rise to the number one position in the sports channel market.
www.sport.ro is the first choice of Romanians when it comes to sport. News, live transmissions, exclusive interviews and video-chats with famous sport figures brought www.sport.ro on top of Romanian sport websites.
Sport.ro is the leading sports brand in Romania and the first to reach 300,000 fans on Facebook. It also leads the mobile rankings with m.sport.ro which has a record of 100.000 visits in the same day.
The General Director of CME's operations in Romania is Aleksander Cesnavicius.