The IP&TV World Forum, now in its eight year, will be renamed TV Connect, the organisers announced at the opening of this year’s event.
A spokesperson for Al Jazeera has denied local reports that it is to launch a French language news channel, according to the Tele Numerique blog.
The TV d’Orange platform in France is to drop the Sport+ channel (part of Canal+) from its sports bouquet from April 5, the operator wrote to its subscribers.
Russia’s state owned news channel RT (Russia Today) launches a new smart TV app through LG’s global application store. “We are happy that viewers of LG’s smart TVs can watch all of RT’s channels and no longer have to depend on cable networks or satellite signals,” said RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan.