Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications have announced plans to create OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. The new multi-platform media venture will debut in 2009 in more than 70 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.
Sky Anytime is to form a key part of a £2 million brand marketing campaign for Sky Movies.
The Bulgarian national commercial broadcaster Nova TV has announced plans to launch a new cable and satellite channel this March or April.
One million visitors have headed to the BBC iPlayer website since the on demand service officially launched on Christmas Day.
Telia added 100,000 new customers to its IPTV service in the last three months of 2007. The pre-Christmas boost brought the total number of subscribers to 300,000 at the start of the New Year.
Subscribers to the BT Vision IPTV service will be able to enjoy content from Disney-ABC International Television, following a new deal with the US studio. The contract reflects the continued reliance of UK on demand providers with US content.
The Polish news channel Polsat 24 is expected to make its debut this May, according to a local report.
The Canal + Group announced today it has signed an agreement to bring movies from the Gaumont catalogue to its online VOD service CanalPlay.
Dutch cable company Zesko Holding has launched a surprise bid for the live Dutch football rights to the Eredivisie, the Dutch premier league competition. According to local newspaper reports, Zesko is prepared to pay up to €100 million for the right to broadcast all games live.
The Belgian commercial broadcaster VMMa (Vlaamse Media Maatschappij) is to completely revamp its second channel (Kanaaltwee) in order to boost performance.