Eicom has confirmed that it is in talks with satellite providers to establish a European distribution feed for its science and technology channel SciTech TV. It is planned to use a satellite that could cover Europe, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa with a single footprint – a berth on the Eutelsat Hotbird would seem to be the most likely candidate.
The need for a single distribution point follows interest in the channel from platforms serving Portugal, Poland, Croatia, Turkey and East Africa.
Eicom, which also runs Performance Channel is looking to extend its brands into new content areas including video on demand and IPTV. A new summer schedule is being introduced on Performance Channel, which plans to develop its programming portfolio.