From mid-June Apple will bring content from YouTube to big-screen TVs. According to a press release, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on users’ television sets. The content can be accessed using the Apple TV remote control. “This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch […]
The as yet unnamed YouTube rival from News Corp. and NBC Universal is closing content deals at a fast pace. Contracts have been signed with more than 20 networks and TV and film studios including CNET Networks, Oxygen, Fox Cable Networks’ Fuel TV and Speed Channel and Sundance Channel. A deal with Comcast will unlock […]
Mobile content specialist Kamera has closed a multi-territory deal with IMImobile, a mobile value added service provider, for the comedy home video channel Vidiots. The contract sees IMImobile handling distribution of the channel into India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Africa, Mauritius, Caribbean Islands and Latin American territories. Henrik Eklund, CEO Kamera, said in a […]
Zonemedia is to supply content from its Extreme Sports Channel to the broadband TV company Joost. It will be made available in several parts of the world including Europe, Israel, South Africa and the Russian Federation. Chellomedia-owned Zonemedia will subsequently also offer programming from Zone Horror and Zone Reality, two other proprietary channels.
The Bulgaria-based satellite channel Balkanika Music Television (BMT) is reported to have secured a cable distribution licence in Croatia. The 24-hour service, which is owned by a company named Fen TV, can already be received throughout the Balkan region and in Turkey.
Newly launched music channel NRJ Hits is joining CanalSat’s basic package on June 1. NRJ Hits is a dedicated music channel aimed at 15-34 year olds and will celebrate its launch on Friday evening with a live concert from Manchester featuring the Pussycat Dolls. This will be followed by a concert from Pink. The appearance […]
The Polish DTH platform Cyfra+ has added the tabloid style entertainment channel Superstacja to its programme package. The service, which is on air for 24-hours daily and allocates at least half of its airtime to live shows, is also being made available on Cyfra+ DSL. Cyfra+ has now added 10 new channels to its line-up […]
Com Hem is replacing two key channels in its basic analogue package. Out go Eurosport Nordic and Discovery Mix to be replaced by TV4 Sport and Viasat’s documentary channel TV8. The changes will take place on September 1. The basic package is available to all 1.75 million subscribers, about 40% of all Swedish households. The […]
UPC Nederland today changes the line-up of its digital bouquet adding a few international channels. Three channels are premiering in the country, The History Channel and NBC Universal’s 13th Street and Sci-Fi Channel make their debut with a special Dutch language version. The three channels are also available on Belgium’s Telent as from today. Other […]
Following the re-launch of its channels last month, the Dubai based pay TV operator Showtime is to add a second comedy channel to its line-up, Showcomedy Extra on June. Featuring the best in new and classic comedy from the US and UK, Showcomedy Extra will show the same programmes two hours later. The new channel […]