Dan Diaconescu (born December 9, 1967, Caracal / River) is a controversial Romanian TV producer, became famous talk show carried on OTV television that launched in 2001. Talk-show named "Dan Diaconescu Live," among other series hosted Elodia.
Among other controversial episodes in his career, Dan Diaconescu's TV station was broadcasting out of the early 2000s, and the filmmaker was arrested by the National Anticorruption in June 2010 on charges of extortion.
Dan Diaconescu's career is divided into two stages, from the Journal launched and managed national newspaper founded by Dan Voiculescu (1992-1995), and between mirror / OTV (1995-present).
As a student at Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mechanics, which he graduated in 2003, Dan Diaconescu launched in 1990 a paper written by one single, written and drawn by hand, called honey wasps. Diaconescu then won the first professional journalist to morning service, daily close NSF Ion Iliescu, also in 1990, after which, in the same year, the weekly Gazette passed on to Bucharest, to be taken in by Horia Alexandrescu to the Courier national. Diaconescu recalled in September 2008, the OTV, the salary received at the newspaper was 7,000 lei, "fabulous" in those days, and that he bought the first pair of jeans, a TV and a bicycle
As a reporter for National Courier, Dan Diaconescu had its first meeting with Dan Voiculescu, a businessman who was to lay the foundations for a media group, on a Saturday, when Horia Alexandrescu sent him to an interview with him. Later, Dan Diaconescu was approached by Dan Voiculescu and invited him home, where Diaconescu presented the project of a local weekly journal called Caracal, with possibility to extend throughout the country, with similar titles
Several months have passed, and the beginning of 1991 Diaconescu launched their own expense, weekly, in "6000 copies sold on the hood of a car." According to founder, the investment was of 30,000 lei, and the income of 80,000, in an unspecified period. Dan Voiculescu asked Diaconescu's then a calculation for an investment, and he advanced the sum of $ 5,000 per title $ 250,000 for local or across network. Voiculescu agreed with the proposal and, accordingly, Diaconescu agreed to work for him, "against the advice of friends", who spoke on membership of a businessman, former Securitate and Ceausescu's accounts, in what way Diaconescu from OTV called "first civilian employee in quotes"
By 1992, Dan Voiculescu Diaconescu launched several local weekly. In 1992, Diaconescu launched, "the profit local weeklies," National Journal, found today in leading newspaper. For editing, the filmmaker over the years of OTV brought Caracal colleagues on "cells, knowledge, relationships." One caracalenii who worked under his Diaconescu, is Marius Tuca.
The team launched the National Journal began to make plans for a television and radio. Voiculescu found probably plans because Diaconescu said that one day at the Journal (the building where an antenna operating in 2008, the Bucharest-Ploiesti highway) was "an older gentleman", in public television, and he said he will launch colleague Dan Voiculescu television. "That fellow gave me the name of television, a name that I chose, and told me about the equipment that I and my colleagues had chosen them," said Diaconescu. When he asked explanations, Voiculescu colleague replied that older experience is required
New colleague was the beginning of the end of Diaconescu's point of view. "Things have degenerated" when a colleague asked to borrow some money "Journal" to pay salaries to Antena 1, "which the emission in between." Subsequently, Diaconescu was the one who needed money for salaries, but was replied that the business is well managed
Diaconescu also describes an Voiculescu's board since 1995, with an atmosphere that "me, a young 25 years, it seemed infernal." Within this board, Diaconescu asked 40 seats editorial that ran, but was criticized by older colleagues, in charge of various businesses as "cement": "This is crazy Diaconescu, now wants seat." , "has many diaconisme the head". Dan Voiculescu intervened asking to be given credit and the younger generation, after which the board decided to give them 20 seats of Diaconescu. Over 10 days, the seats have arrived and been unloaded, but Diaconescu stated that there were only 10 pieces. Journalist accused her colleagues "of certain manners unprofessional" to find that "one of the other managers", who had criticized the board for requests for seats, had the other 10 pieces, because "she had two years' .
Voiculescu group and launching split mirror newspaper
After this episode, Diaconescu took leave of three months, during which he went "to request assistance to friends" to launch the Mirror newspaper. "We had a list of friends, supporters, 30 in number, after departure," Diaconescu on OTV recalled in September 2008. "20 I answered the phone and 10 helped with loans repayable or not." According to their statements, the journalist was able to gather thus launching the newspaper, "from friends, acquaintances, relatives or neighbors," $ 40,000.
At least three years in a row, Dan Diaconescu had received from Dan Voiculescu and he had his birthday gifts. Dan Diaconescu said that while his employer gave him "a bottle of whiskey, a pen, a lighter," he received from Voiculescu a VHS camera, a Dacia and keys to an apartment, "not to delay the service "As the party joked that. On leaving the Voiculescu group, Diaconescu says he received the subpoena was "accused of stealing a VCR." As producer, about 65 employees from the "Journal" that he had followed the mirror. Diaconescu said that he gathered and asked them to VHS, but has not received answers. Evening, home maker serial confronted, the summons, with the one found "in television", received a gift. Later, as time passed, Diaconescu said it received subpoenas and Dacia, which he taught after he replaced the tires and battery with more waste and flat, whose key and sent them in Voiculescu's envelope on his birthday, after protracted delivery because there was a place to live.
In 1995, the Mirror newspaper launched with a format close to the National Journal, the results are spectacular.
Appearances on TV. OTV launch preparations
After going on the TV and Tele 7abc Supernova, as producer, Diaconescu began to make their own plans for television. In 2001, Diaconescu have 300 000 dollars for television and founded a new joint stock company, Mirror televison SA, he intended to seek a license. "By March-April", put together a dossier for NAC, with support of Emanuel Valeriu
"By March-April" 2001, Diaconescu presented the NAC, together with Emanuel Valeriu and Buhoiu Aristide, but the license application was rejected by seven votes to four. Diaconescu began to seek a license also prepared to make calls to politicians in power to enter into broadcasting. He learned that Sorin Rosca Stanescu had a license for television called Omega TV and asked Director Day met. According to his story Diaconescu, Rosca Stanescu had offered to help him "the way" and dismissed the case asked the CNA, held copier, but Diaconescu's name removed. Dan Diaconescu file sent by a driver at the NAC, the next day, which was a Wednesday, after having first changed Mirror Television SA with a new company named First Media Advertising, purchased that night for a "few million lei ". Sorin Rosca Stanescu file submitted to the members of CNA and licensed, after having had to give explanations on very small capital of the new company and its associates, who claimed to be "petrolişti with businesses in the East "he said Diaconescu
OTV went on air on May 2, 2001, a day later than scheduled, but issued only for a few days, because on May 8 authorities have requested technical advice on all televisions in Romania. Diaconescu did not get that technical opinion, so I had stopped broadcasting. According to reports from OTV, Diaconescu had previously been called one of the most important five people in Romania, came to power after the 2001 elections, which had criticized it wants to make a television without his approval. Diaconescu said that the character complained that the money from other politicians, Corneliu Vadim Tudor and Traian Basescu, but only one had "a bottle of whiskey, after the issue" was, as producer, Basescu. That the politician has suggested that significant funding from advertising.
The appearance of the OTV and suspending official
Subsequently, Diaconescu made necessary technical advice. On September 9, 2001, OTV has officially entered the emission . The station quickly attracted attention with extended talk-show, produced by the Fund, which bears the strange characters (fortune tellers, witches, vocal politicians from small parties, ordinary citizens with various personal problems, etc..), Poor technical conditions. On the OTV they have succeeded the most diverse characters, and Stylianos Ogică, the alleged winner of a million dollars in the lottery, Oana Zavoranu, historian and writer Alex Stoenescu (with substantiated reports about the events of December 1989).
The station entered the National Audiovisual Council's attention, who accused various violations of the Broadcasting Law. On September 12, 2002, ordered the cessation of emission CNA job after Diaconescu claims that he had another conversation with the same high "officially" came to power after the 2001 elections, "one of the most important five people in Romania". It would be proposed to give 51% of the firm's wife, but Diaconescu did not want this because of previous experience with Dan Voiculescu. "Official" would be asked how much money do with OTV Diaconescu, and he replied that 300,000 per month, 100,000 more than actual revenues. Character would be offered 800 thousand per month, advertising revenue, the day after Diaconescu gave percentages as such. Diaconescu replied claims that it's like to donate a house in exchange for "geraniums and improvements" that the new owner has undertaken to do after donation. Important character would have replied that "infect" and "naughty": "What do you mean that I have too many houses?" . One of the most important characters in Romania in 2002, came to power after elections in 2001, former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase. He took on the press, nicknamed "Nastase four houses" because of alleged real estate acquisitions
The station returned to the screen after ban CNA to begin to gain a reputation rating and sprinkled with TV commentators blame and civil society voices. According to daily newspaper, OTV has received a new license on April 8, 2004
Elodia series and large advertisers
2007 was the consecration Diaconescu and OTV were obtained, with over 150 episodes series Elodia (continued sporadically after the initiation of this article, in September 2008), on the mysterious death of Elodia Ghinescu lawyer, married to the policeman, or suspected of murder suspect Elodiei, Cristian Cioaca. Elodia case began by being taunted, but has become the subject of media including serious style in the same newspapers that criticized the tortuous and interminable plot was developed at his talk show Diaconescu . Elodia has brought in top 5's OTV television from Romania. In July 2008, TV Dan Diaconescu has reached such an average rating of 0.9 (108,000 telspectatori) and a market share of 6% on all urban public, which located a fourth place after Pro TV, Antena 1 TV and Home . After episode 100, talk shows began to be focused on the couple's domestic drama Ciumac-Tolea Magda, characters something to do with the case Elodia who spent hundreds of hours in the studio OTV.
In 2007-2008, OTV came to the attention of the media planner in large agencies. The post began to appear in campaign advertisements included massive of some major advertisers, such as Corega or Millie. In the past, OTV broadcast almost exclusively low-budget commercials promoting the local brands.
A piquancy of talk shows and Dan Diaconescu began to be, at a time, live appearance of stolen brides and wedding guests to the station on Magheru.
A second channel, DDTV (Dan Diaconescu TV), followed after a while. The station has reruns of the OTV and extended live transmission of events and congresses of political parties and parties with DJ.
In early September 2008, Dan Diaconescu launched a protest against the National Broadcasting Council, asking for the resignation of their members and proceedings were started to collect signatures in favor of "television people" (WTO), after the Council suspended the broadcast for three hours, on September 9, 16 April and 23 July 2008. Suspensions were reasons such as insulting language or the presence of a minor to a studio where he had been a dispute and halving the period leading up to that was granted a broadcasting license, which terminates the OTV emission in the near future, given that authorization was granted on September 9, 2004, for a period of nine years
In the series "Down paws on television people", from which some of the information in this article, Diaconescu made a series of charges against members of the NAC and the institution itself. NAC members have denied the allegations
Dan Diaconescu and sheet Ciumac, 11 to 12 January 2009
On the night of 11 to 12 January 2009, Dan Diaconescu has been the victim of aggression by fighters Tolea Ciumac, Ciumac Magda's husband, wife Elodia launched during the show, whose story focused on it during 2008. Tolea came in the studio with Dan Diaconescu a garbage dumpster, where he tried to stick on Diaconescu . Following the incident, Diaconescu requested a forensic examination.
According to the Ministry of Finance, Ocram Television Ltd, operator OTV had in 2007 a turnover of £ 7,906,359 (2,370,000 euros) and a net profit of RON 1,458,783 (EUR 437,000) . In June 2009, Dan Diaconescu said in an interview DailyBusiness.ro that OTV's made in 2008 a profit of one million euros, stating: I never lost money on television more than two to three months
Retention in 2010
On June 22, 2010, Dan Diaconescu was arrested by the National Anti-Corruption charges of trying to blackmail him Florin Mot, the mayor of a commune in Transylvania, Zarand . According to information in the press time, it was a tape broadcast by OTV 11 months before, on 21/22 July 2009, the TV station promised sensational revelations on how the mayor has made a fortune. OTV / Diaconescu had requested 200 000 euros from it and would have received 30 000 euros and £ 4,200.
In the summer of 2005, CNA asked Dan Diaconescu explain the amount of money that Corneliu Vadim Tudor had paid for the appearance of one of the posts of Dan Diaconescu, according to its statement to "24 hours". In an open letter of Ralu Filip, Corneliu Vadim Tudor said that it was "insignificant amount, as many 3-4000000 lei, provide film technicians for installation"
During 2008, there were rumors of takeover by Sorin Ovidiu Vintu of OTV, in whole or in part. The only occurrence of a transaction script is attested Cyprus-based offshore, Magichand, who took 20% of Ocram Television Ltd, the company that operates OTV with Diaconescu shareholder
* 1990-1992 - Head of Department National Courier
* 1992-1995 - CEO National Journal
* 1995-present - Director mirror
* 1998-2000 - Director newspaper
* 1997-1998 - TV producer Supernova
* 1998-2000 - Television producer 7abc
* 2001-present - producer OTV .
* During the time was led by Dan Diaconescu, National Journal was one of the formats lowest in Romania (close to A4), which is why it was called "newspaper so small that you can read in the coffin"
* OTV name stands for "Mirror TV" (extension of the newspaper edited by Diaconescu). Television was still called "Zero TV"
* In media circles, a joke circulated on tabloidisation Pro TV: "What remains of Pro TV if you remove PR? - OTV"
* Unlike other filmmakers, Dan Diaconescu very rarely the room. Do not use long intervals Teleprompter and missing on the screen, in his talk-shows
* OTV is called "flat TV" because OTV operates effectively in an apartment on Boulevard Magheru, in the Roman metro station
* "Dan Diaconescu direct" issue its daily record lasts. Starts in prime time and sometimes ends at dawn.
1992 - Voiculescu Humanities Foundation Award;
1999 - Award for the television talk show, GALA APTR;
1998 - Award Pamfil Seicaru
1999 - Award for television, newspaper `` `` MORNING;
2000 - Award for television, newspaper `` `` LATEST;
2001 - Award 2001 `` `` Media, Radio Brasov;
2001 - Award for best television talk show, GALA RADIO ROMANIA;
Literature, philosophy, chess;