UPC has added the channels Animal Planet and Sport M to its digital cable service UPC Digital in Slovakia.
UKTV has said high definition versions of its Good Food and Eden channels will launch shortly on the Sky platform.
The Czech Radio and TV Council (RRTV) are awarded a number of satellite licences to thematic channels, all of which are valid for a period of 12 years.
VimpelCom is reported to have signed an agreement with the Walt Disney Company under which it will show the latter’s titles on Beeline TV’s VOD service.
The number of new channels launching on the Sky Digital platform has fallen by 70% over the last 12 months. Just 24 new entrants made it to air in the 12 months to August 1, compared to 72 in 2009 and 71 in 2008.
Virgin Media is ready to complete its withdrawal from the content business by placing its 50% interest in UKTV for sale. Its partner in the business is BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s commercial arm.
Viasat Broadcasting has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights to the Barclays Premier League in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the next three seasons.
UPC Polska has extended its on demand service UPC na Zadanie to the city of Kielce. As a result, it is now available on over 75% of the operator’s network throughout Poland.
KidsCo has announced launches in Cyprus, Poland and Turkey, adding as a result almost one million European homes to its reach.
Playhouse Disney will make its debut on Polish cable in September, when it launches on UPC Polska.