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 […]
NatGeo Wild is to launch in Serbia on July 1, with a subtitled version of the service being made available in the cable operator IKOM’s basic tier. NatGeo Wild has been present in O2 TV’s thematic tier in the Czech Republic since the beginning of this month and can also be received in Poland, Hungary […]
Unitymedia, the new name for the ish and iesy networks serving Nordrhine Westphalia and Hesse, has beefed up its digital offer with the addition of The Biography Channel, Animax from SPTI and and MTV Music to the extended tier. The operator has also extended the basic digital offer, which sells at an addtional €3.90 a […]
Sky Sports has confirmed plans to cover additional events in the HD format during 2007. Included are coverage of the US Open and USPGA Championship, as the broadcaster attempts to bolster its golf coverage following the loss of some PGA events to rival Setanta. The US Open from Oakmont (June 14 – 17) and USPGA […]
Babelgum, the fledgling Internet TV network, today announced an agreement to broadcast programming and dance music from Ministry of Sound TV (MoSTV). MoSTV focuses exclusively on the dance music scene and in addition to its regular programme, the company will be delivering content from this summer’s Ibiza season on Babelgum. As far as we are […]