Eurosport is today launching its HD service into the UK and Ireland, the TF1-owned channel has confirmed. Eurosport HD will take up channel 412 on the Sky EPG, alongside the established British Eurosport and Eurosport 2, becoming the 19th HD channel available in the UK.
The Lithuanian IPTV platform Interactive GALA TV has added Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney and Toon Disney to its offer.
Leo TV, the Czech Republic’s recently launched first adult channel, has signed distribution agreements with a number of smaller cable and IPTV operators.
Nickelodeon has added a Swedish version, replacing the pan-Nordic feed on the majority of operators in the region.
Last Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 19:00 CET, Euronews launched in its eighth language and began broadcasting in Arabic 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new version has an annual budget of €5 million and is paid for by the European Commission.
The Dutch dance music radio station Slam!FM will launch its online on-demand video jukebox as a regular TV channel on two smaller cable networks, CAIWay and Lijbrandt Telecom, at the end of July. Viewers will be able to request their favourite clips,
Eurosport says that its Uefa Euro 2008 coverage attracted 76.1 million viewers.
BBC Worldwide has signed a global content deal with Babelgum securing clips for the Web TV platform from programmes including David Attenborough’s Life in the Freezer, Top Gear and Tribe.
The new Dutch football channel Eredivisie Live from Endemol and Dutch clubs will launch on August 29 on UPC, Ziggo, KPN Interactieve TV, Digitenne and Tele2 Vision. For the moment, there is no contract with DTH provider Canal Digitaal.
UKTV is to name its October 7 entertainment launch ‘Watch’ as part of a rebranding exercise that will see the UKTV brand disappear from channel identities by early 2009. At the same time UKTV Gold will become GOLD, reinventing itself as a channel that will showcase the best of British comedy, while UKTV Drama becomes […]