French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will no longer finance the English-language edition of news channel France 24. Sarkozy told a press conference that he was no longer prepared to use taxpayers’ money to broadcast a channel that doesn’t speak French.
The Polish national commercial broadcaster Polsat and ITI Neovision, the operator of the DTH platform n, are reported to have signed an agreement to launch a new channel named Polska Ekstraklasa TV.
One of the most iconic brands in US multichannel television is considering putting itself up for sale. The privately held Landmark Communications, also former owners of The Travel Channel, is contemplating a $5 billion sale of The Weather Channel and its associated website weather.com.
The Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN has officially confirmed that it plans to launch an info channel serving Warsaw at the end of Q4 this year.
The German pay-TV operator Premiere is to close down its international DTH bouquets at the end of the year, according to German news reports. At the moment, there are two packages available on the Astra satellite at 23.5 degrees East, namely Premiere Turkish-XL and Premiere Turkish.
Telenor Broadcast has acquired the TV rights to the SAS-ligaen, Denmarks top flight football league, in an agreement that will run for three years from 2009. The rights were sold in three different packages, which could not be acquired by the same company.
Discovery Networks UK has been signed as the factual channel partner on Picnic TV, Sky’s proposed DTT pay service, currently under regulatory consideration. Discovery Channel would broadcast a 12-hour service between 06.00 and 18.00 daily.
The SPI International-owned channel Nonstop Kino will change its name in the Czech Republic to Filmbox Extra at the beginning of next year, according to local reports. It will also start using the new name in Hungary and Slovakia on the same date, followed by Poland on March 1. Nonstop Kino is also available in […]
The Bulgarian national commercial station bTV is reported to have begun work on a new HQ. Based in the capital, Sofia, it will cost €23 million and should be completed in mid-2009. The facilities at the new HQ will allow bTV to switch all its output to the HD format. The station, which is backed […]
The Polish adult channel Play TV is unlikely to make its debut on New Year’s Eve, according to a local report. Instead, It might be launched in Q1 next year, with Valentines Day (February 14) one possible option. Play TV is operated by Polsat and had to launch in trial mode in May this year […]