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AMC buys into BBC America

AMC Networks has entered into a new and long-term partnership with BBC Worldwide. Under it, the company will acquire a 49.9% equity stake in the cable channel BBC America for $200 million, with BBC Worldwide retaining 50.1%. … [Read More...]

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NetRange to launch Euroleague basketball app

NetRange, a German provider of portal solutions for connected TV sets, has formed a partnership with European basketball association Euroleague to launch an exclusive app for connected TV sets.

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Wuaki.tv to launch in Germany in November

Video-on-demand (VOD) provider Wuaki.tv will launch in Germany on November 25, 2014 co-founder and COO Josep Mitjà told Broadband TV News at German media industry conference Medientage München 2014.

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TF1 suffers news channel blow

France’s TF1 has suffered a major setback in its future plans – including a possible closure – of news and information-based channel LCI.

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Poles opt for mobility and multiscreen

Two in five Poles (42%) would like to watch programmes on TV sets with access to the internet, according to a report undertaken by Market Research for UPC Polska, the country’s leading cable operator.

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Belgacom continues to grow Proximus TV

Belgacom has reported double-digit growth of its Proximus TV IPTV service, up 33,0004 subscriptions, increasing the total TV customer base to 1,558,000.

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AMC secures Czech licence

The Czech Republic’s Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV) has awarded AMC Networks Hungary a satellite TV licence.

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UHD growth and fears

We are currently seeing a rush into 4K products despite minimal availability of content.

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OUTtv speeds up European expansion

Gay-lifestyle television channel OUTtv has chosen satellite operator Hispasat for distributing its content to cable networks in Europe.

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MTG prepares for Russian ban

MTG CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann has said the media company is already feeling the effects of the soon to be introduced Russian pay-TV channel advertising ban.

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Orange squeezes more TV

Television gets scant attention from Orange these days with just the one entry, even if it does show an increase of 600,000 households over the last 12 months.

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Liberty Global expands Horizon in Germany

Unitymedia Kabel BW, the German subsidiary of US media company Liberty Global, will deploy multimedia box Horizon to its cable customers in federal state Baden-Württemberg from November 3, 2014.

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Forthnet-Multichoice merger signals takeover moves

Forthnet is to merge its pay-TV subsidiary Forthnet pay TV telecommunication services and holdings (FMH) and Multichoice Hellas. The move is being seen as a possible precursor to a takeover of the company.