Nat Geo Wild has secured carriage on the cable and DTH platforms owned by Romania’s RCS/RDS throughout CEE. It will launch in fully localised form in six countries – Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia – this month and in November, reaching 2.7 million DigiTV (DTH) subscribers alone.
Jan Henne De Dijn has used the Frankfurt Book Fair to announce the launch of the first literary and book channel in the world: called Lettra the thematic TV channel will launch on a number of pay-TV platforms including Premiere Star. The founder of the Hamburg Media School claimed he has enough funding to keep […]
MIPCOM 2007 – CANNES. Both CNN International and EuroNews have announced that they have joined YouTube for free-to-web viewing of some of their content. CNN will make various short news clips available, while EuroNews will contribute its ‘No Comment’ items to the online video service. In addition, CNN International will also make news clips available […]
The Croatian business channel Kapital Network is reported to have begun broadcasting via the Atlantic Bird 3 satellite. It is already distributed by (amongst others) the cable networks DCM and Adriatic Kabel and plans to also become available on cable outside the country.
MTV Networks is likely to introduce the children’s channel Nickelodeon into Poland in the second quarter of next year, according to local reports. It will join four of the company’s channels – MTV Polska, Viva Polska, VH1 Polska and Comedy Central Polska – already available in the country. Nickelodeon targets children aged 2-14 and is […]
With new entries to the Sky EPG effectively on hold, over half of the new television service licence awards granted by Ofcom in September were for channels targeting countries outside the UK, specifically Eastern Europe. Sparrowhawk International Channels Limited, recently acquired by NBC Universal, is launching Hallmark Channel into Bulgaria while viewers in Hungary, Poland, […]
German media mogul Leo Kirch is back in business with his new deal to market the games of the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL). Starting in 2009, Kirch’s Sirius subsidiary has acquired the marketing rights for a period of six years guaranteeing the Bundesliga an income of at least €3 billion. Kirch will not only sell […]
The two sides in Spain’s football rights dispute are meeting today to hammer out the details of coverage of the Spanish league. It follows the decision by a Madrid court judge that the agreement signed by Sogecable and rival Mediapro before the start of the season should be enforced. The agreement allows for one game […]
France Telecom is threatening an official complaint against CanalSat over the packaging of its channels. The IPTV operator says that while cable operators are free to distribute the channels individually, it is being forced to bundle them together. Herve Payan, senior vice president of content partnership, says France Telecom has already sent letters with the […]
The History Channel is to debut its HD version in the Scandinavian market on December 13. The new service will be made available on the Canal Digital platform in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. It follows the launch of the standard definition channel in the region in February this year. The new channel will broadcast […]