Babelgum, the Internet TV network, today announced agreements with 25 independent owners and distributors of professional video content. The work of established filmmakers and newcomers will be promoted ‘side by side’ on the independent distribution platform. The content partners include the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, Ministry of Sound TV, Shine, IMG, 3DD, Off The Fence, […]
Norwegian DTT operator RiksTV has announced the names of the first channels that will appear in the pay-TV package that launches in September. A free package consisting of NRK1, NRK2, NRK3, NRK Super and 13 radio stations will also be available. The Rikspakken will consist of between 12 and 16 channels and includes a mix […]
During celebrations of the 10th anniversary of German (public) political documentary channel Phoenix announced it will record and transmit all new productions in 16:9 widescreen. At the same time the channel will make about 100 programmes available online.These will reflect the most important achievements and programme highlights from the channel’s library. The programmes are available […]
The Polish public broadcaster TVP has confirmed to the local press that its latest thematic channel TVP-Info will make its debut on September 1. Vector, Poland’s second largest cable operator, has meanwhile added Spice and Viasat Explorer to its channel line up. They are available to its digital subscribers, who currently number over 40,000.
The French international news channel France 24 has announced the launch of three branded channels on the YouTube platform, in French, English and in Arabic. Content from the broadcaster will include top rating shows from the three channels, including the best reports and interviews with world leaders. The channel will add new content to YouTube […]
The Voice of America (VOA) debuted its first daily video webcast, the Daily Download, this week, which contains U.S. and international news, feature material and other video clips. “Daily Download is another news service for our audience, it has a fresh approach, and fast-paced format to appeal to our overseas online audience,” said VOA Director […]
Jetix has confirmed the breakdown of its carriage negotiations with the French DTH platform CanalSat. Unless talks resume it means that the kids’ channel will disappear from CanalSat when the present contract expires on December 14. Jetix Europe CEO Paul Taylor said the company was considering several options and warned that this included legal action. […]
French ISP Club Internet is to offer a package of 15 channels from the audio provider Music Choice. Although the two companies have worked together for the past three years this is the first time that Club Internet has included the Music Choice channels as part of its TV on demand offering. Subscribers will be […]
NBC Universal has announced that it will enable viral distribution of its popular content online by transforming content associated with news, entertainment and sports programming into easily portable widgets, using the content syndication and distribution platform from Clearspring Technologies. Users will be able to personalize these widgets and post them on their own blogs, social […]
The History Channel has secured distribution on the CAIW cable network in the Netherlands, which serves more than 140,000 cable television homes, of which 125,000 are digital. The carriage deal adds to the channel’s launch in The Netherlands and Belgium on UPC and Telenet.