UKTV History will rebrand as Yesterday on March 2, the last of UKTV’s factual channels to be renamed, as part of the broadcaster’s plans to create a portfolio of multiplatform brands.
Premiere has struck an agreement with all nine of the shareholders in Premiere Star to acquire their shares in the mini-pay bouquet.
The Estonian local TV channel Neljas (Fourth TV) is likely to close at the end of this month unless it finds a new owner.
The Spanish mobile TV platform Digital+ móvil has added five Chello Multicanal channels to its offer.
Fastweb has signed a new agreement with Sony Pictures Television that will bring some of the most loved US classic TV series to the Italian IPTV network.
Belgacom TV is launching three new interactive zones to help subscribers to the IPTV service navigate around its VOD catalogue. The three movie zones, Première, Family and Adrenaline will feature four movies a day.
The Polish DTH operator Canal+ Cyfrowy has signed a number of new distribution deals with Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) and Disney-ABC-ESPN Television.
The Estonian thematic channel Kalev Sport has been sold by its financially troubled owner.
The 24-hour crime and investigation channel Discovery (ID) will make its debut in Russia this April.
Paramount Comedy Channel is to change its name to Comedy Central from April 6, taking the name of its US parent, and the brand used in recent launches throughout Europe.