Eurosport 2 has passed the 30 million home mark just three years after its launch. The channel, launched in 2005, now counts 30.7 million homes in Europe after adding an additional 12% in the first quarter of 2008.
Turner Broadcasting System is set to launch a German language version of TNT, Turner Network Television, as part of a move to strengthen its position in the market. TNT has already launched in Spain and just recently in Turkey.
Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) is launching its Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Animax brands into Portugal.
The Swiss IPTV operator Bluewin TV has signed an agreement with the German channel Yourfamily, part of the Your Family Entertainment AG.
MIPTV – CANNES. Endemol will launch a Dutch digital crime channel to be distributed over cable, according to Dutch CEO Paul Römer. The channel will show Dutch crime series as well as similar product from Germany and the UK.
The Spanish competition commission has opened proceedings against broadcasters and football clubs over the award of broadcast rights to the country’s domestic games.
The Portuguese triple-play operator Meo, owned by Portugal Telecom, will add the Fox Next channel to its line-up on April 14.
MIPTV – CANNES. The six new movie and TV series channels from Orange TV will be exclusive to Orange customers in France, said France Telecom CEO Didier Lombard during the Q&A session following his keynote speech ‘Inventing a New Media TV Experience’.
The Czech company Z1 has finally obtained a ‘compensatory’ digital TV licence from the country’s Broadcasting Council (RRTV).
MIPTV – CANNES. The History Channel is launching for the first time in Central Europe with both SD and HD versions of the network to debut in Poland and Hungary.