French newspaper Les Echos today reports that competition authority Conseil de la concurrence has started investigations into the carriage contracts of CanalSat with thematic channels in their bouquets.
BSkyB has emerged as the clear winner of a number of rights packages for the UEFA Champions League between 2009 and 2012.
Ireland’s communications minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed the launch of the so-called Diaspora TV by St Patrick’s Day next year. As the Irish around the world celebrate their patron saint, the minister promised the new channel from public broadcaster RTE would have carriage on free-to-air satellite platform Freesat.
Fox International Channels Poland has consolidated its activities with National Geographic in Central and Eastern Europe.
Free-to-air platform Freesat has received a TLCS licence from the UK regulator Ofcom. The licence, granted to Freesat (UK) Limited, is required to operate the platform’s electronic programme guide.
Fox Germany will officially launch on May 19 on the Arensat DTH platform and Unitymedia cable networks in Nordrhine-Westphalia and Hesse. Last week, the Berlin-Brandenburg media authority issued the broadcaster with a licence.
Arsenal TV is to join the Virgin Media cable line-up, three months after the North London-based club made its debut on Sky Digital.
The confusion surrounding the name of the Slovak public broadcaster’s third channel has finally been resolved.
Turner Broadcasting has named Peter Flamman as its senior vice president and general manager, northern Europe.
The Czech Broadcasting Council (RRTV) has licensed a new satellite delivered channel named Sport 5.