The French international news channel France 24 has announced the launch of three branded channels on the YouTube platform, in French, English and in Arabic. Content from the broadcaster will include top rating shows from the three channels, including the best reports and interviews with world leaders. The channel will add new content to YouTube […]
The Voice of America (VOA) debuted its first daily video webcast, the Daily Download, this week, which contains U.S. and international news, feature material and other video clips. “Daily Download is another news service for our audience, it has a fresh approach, and fast-paced format to appeal to our overseas online audience,” said VOA Director […]
Jetix has confirmed the breakdown of its carriage negotiations with the French DTH platform CanalSat. Unless talks resume it means that the kids’ channel will disappear from CanalSat when the present contract expires on December 14. Jetix Europe CEO Paul Taylor said the company was considering several options and warned that this included legal action. […]
French ISP Club Internet is to offer a package of 15 channels from the audio provider Music Choice. Although the two companies have worked together for the past three years this is the first time that Club Internet has included the Music Choice channels as part of its TV on demand offering. Subscribers will be […]
NBC Universal has announced that it will enable viral distribution of its popular content online by transforming content associated with news, entertainment and sports programming into easily portable widgets, using the content syndication and distribution platform from Clearspring Technologies. Users will be able to personalize these widgets and post them on their own blogs, social […]
The History Channel has secured distribution on the CAIW cable network in the Netherlands, which serves more than 140,000 cable television homes, of which 125,000 are digital. The carriage deal adds to the channel’s launch in The Netherlands and Belgium on UPC and Telenet.
Chellomedia acquired the remaining 50% of CEE children’s channel Minimax. No financial details were disclosed. Chellomedia has held a 50% investment in Minimax since 2004. The channel which is directed towards 2-12 year olds, will be consolidated into Chellomedia Central Europe’s TV business, which also includes the Sport1 and Sport2 channels for the region and […]
The Czech Radio and TV Council (RRTV) are reported to have awarded a satellite TV licence to Television for Europe. The channel, which is understood to be German owned, will broadcast entertainment during the day and adult programming at night.
Three Disney branded channels are to launch on Tiscali TV in the UK. Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney and Disney Cinemagic are to launch this month to the 40,000 households on the former Homechoice network. Disney Channel and the pre-school Playhouse Disney will appear in basic as part of the Tiscali TV Kids Pack while Disney […]
The English language news channel Russia Today is now available as a FTA service in the Nordic region and Baltic Republics. Distributed by Sirius at 5 degrees East, it can be viewed on the Viasat EPG. Earlier this week Russia Today, which is backed by TV-Novosti, began distributing a branded service on YouTube. It is […]