The confusion surrounding the name of the Slovak public broadcaster’s third channel has finally been resolved.
Turner Broadcasting has named Peter Flamman as its senior vice president and general manager, northern Europe.
The Czech Broadcasting Council (RRTV) has licensed a new satellite delivered channel named Sport 5.
AOL has entered into an agreement to acquire Bebo, a global social media network. Founded in 2005, Bebo now has 40 million members worldwide. Together AIM and ICQ, AOL will have a social network of approximately 80 million unique users worldwide.
The Bulgarian sports broadcaster Ring TV has announced plans to launch a second TV channel.
Hulu, the online video joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp, will officially launch today, ending 18 weeks of an invitation-only beta test. In addition to content from NBC, Universal and Fox, the company has announced new content partnerships with Warner Bros. Television Group, Lionsgate, and sports leagues NBA, NHL and NCAA.
Dutch football clubs are planning to launch their own channel following disappointing results in the first two rounds of bidding for top flight football coverage. The clubs will partner production company Endemol. Public broadcaster NOS has managed to regain the rights to highlights for the next five years.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP has announced plans to launch its first HD channel.
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus will broadcast Euro 2008 in HD, according to Anna Dmitreva, the director of its sports channels.
The Russian children’s channel 2×2 has been forced to take two programmes off the air by the Federal Culture and Cinematography Agency.