The History Channel has received a new Television Broadcast Licence from the UK regulator Ofcom for a new European service. It comes as the A&E-owned network develops new services in continental Europe and beyond. Local channels have recently been put in place with local partners in Africa, Greece and Malta. The channel is currently working on the development of its service in the Nordic market.
Also receiving licences from Ofcom in December are Discovery Channel for the new Discovery 2 and Baltic Media Alliance for The First Baltic Channel and The First Baltic Music Channel. AXN Northern Europe is planning a new service known as Animax. (JC)