Local reports indicate that the Croatian national commercial broadcaster RTL Televizija plans to launch up to three new channels in 2008. The services will be named RTL Plus, RTL Fikcija and RTL International. RTL Televizija was launched in 2004 and is 74%-owned by RTL Group. According to AGB Research Data, it accounted for an estimated […]
The Polish public broadcaster TVP will launch its long-expected channel targeting neighbouring Belarus on December 10. According to local reports, TV Bialorus will be on air for 16 hours daily, offering programmes in blocks of four hours, and distributed by satellite. Its output will include content produced by the Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT and Prague-based […]
According to local reports, UPC has added five new channels to its new digital cable offer in the Czech Republic. The services are the locally produced CS Film, Film 1 and TV Noe, along with MTV Base and NASN, and bring the total number now offered to 65. Of these, around two-thirds are in the […]
HBO Comedy is reported to have secured carriage on the DTH platform DigiTV in Slovakia. The channel is already available via cable (UPC) and IPTV (Orange) in the country, and is also offered by (amongst others) the IPTV service O2 TV in the neighbouring Czech Republic.
1130 UPDATE: Channel 4 is to become the first of the Big Five channels to launch a high definition simulcast of its main channel. The new service is scheduled to launch in December 2007 and will be made available free of charge on the Sky HD platform. In an apparent blow to the BBC-ITV Freesat […]
Audiovisual Sports (AVS), the sports rights divison of pay-TV company Sogecable, has denied it has reached an agreement with Mediapro over the rights to top tier Spanish football. In a statement released yesterday afternoon AVS says it stands by statements the company made in August, which said Mediapro must accept a joint football rights contract […]
11.55 UPDATE: MTV Networks International is planning to launch the operation’s first HD channel for the European market. The as yet unnamed network will be operated by MTVNI’s Emerging Markets Group and broadcast in English from MTV’s Warsaw hub. The international HD channel will draw on established MTV series already being captured in the HD […]
The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) has given its approval to a deal that will see Chellomedia CEE Holdco B.V. take over the film channel Filmmúzeum. Filmmúzeum is understood to be behind TV Paprika and TV Deko, both of which are also available outside Hungary.
Digital TV CEE, PRAGUE. HBO will launch a HD service in Poland in Q1 2008, followed by other markets in CEE later in the year, according to HBO Central Europe CEO Linda Jensen. It will shortly also introduce podcasts and make its content available on demand over the Internet. HBO has been present in the […]
Belgian Dutch language channel Vitaya will launch its first digital thematic channel, Vitaliteit (Vitality), on October 17. The new channel will focus on health and well being and will only be available on the Telenet.In-Di and Belgacom TV digital platforms. Later, the channel will also launch a second digital thematic channel, Vitaya Wonen (Vitaya Homes). […]