France 24 is launching on Virgin Media with both English and French versions available to all of its 3.8 million customers throughout the UK as part of basic offer TV M+.
UPC Netherlands is terminating the distribution of RT, Russia Today at the end of April. The move is part of a rearrangement of its digital tiers. WDR, TVE, RAI Uno, Sky News, Al Jazeera English and BBC World News are now part of the basic package (again).
In Belgium, cable operator Telenet is scrapping distribution of ProSieben and Sat.1. The cabler said research showed very few people watch the channels and the broadcaster is asking too high a carriage fee.