German media company Your Family Entertainment (YFE) plans to launch an international version of its children’s and family channel RiC on September 1, 2019.
The channel will be broadcast on A1 Telekom Austria’s satellite platform at Eutelsat’s 16° East orbital position, Laurence Robinet, Chief Broadcast Officer of YFE, told German industry portal DWDL. The channel would then gradually become available on other platforms and OTT services in Central and Eastern Europe, she said.
But this was only the beginning, stressed Robinet, adding that the goal was to distribute RiC around the globe like its pay-TV sister channel Fix & Foxi.
RiC launched in September 2012 as an advertising-financed free-to-air TV channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.