The Polish national commercial station Polsat is preparing to launch an adult channel. Known as Play TV, it will reportedly make its debut on New Year’s Eve and be distributed by the DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat and cable. Around 30% of Play TV’s output will be domestically produced, with the remainder sourced from several international […]
PIKE Conference, ZAKOPANE. The Polish business channel TV Biznes has reached a new milestone, according to member of the board Piotr Barelowski, by selling all its commercial airtime for the first time ever this week. TV Biznes was acquired by Polsat earlier this year and has a technical reach of 26%. On average, it reaches […]
A new sports channel kicks off in the Francophone market on Sunday. Ma Chaîne Sport will be available in France, Belgium and Luxembourg with carriage already secured on the French cablenet Numéricable. Ma Chaîne Sport will cover a mix of events from gymnastics through to Scottish football and extreme sports. “The objective is that everyone […]
The NBC Universal channels Sci Fi Channel and Universal Channel will make their debuts in Poland in December, according to local reports. Content on both channels, which will be distributed by a company named Proyektor, will be mostly obtained from Universal Pictures and small studios that distribute Universal content.
Star, the Hong Kong-based media and entertainment company and News Corp subsidiary, is expanding distribution of its signature Hindi and Mandarin language programming in North America with the opening of a sales office in Los Angeles. Headed by David Wisnia, vice president for distribution and sales, the new office will market and drive distribution of […]
US DTH platform DirecTV has added a number of new HD channels, bringing the total to 72. The new broadcasters joining the platform include Cartoon Network, Fox Business Network, FX, National Geographic Channel, HD Theater, A&E HD and Smithsonian HD. The number of premium movie channels from Starz Entertainment has also been increased with three […]
Streaming internet TV company Joost told reporters in Cannes it plans to offer live television streams alongside its on-demand programming. The company will start to test live streaming early next year. Joost hopes to secure European sports rights, as it has done with Major League Baseball in the United States. The company has entered into […]
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will introduce a localised version of Fox Crime into major Estonian cable networks and DTT on November 1. Its programme line-up will be similar to the other Fox Crime channels in Portugal, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland and Italy. News Corp. also plans to introduce a localised version of Fox Crime in Lithuania, […]
The Austrian IPTV provider Aon digital TV, a part of Telekom Austria, has added 16 channels to its line-up. All the regional editions of ORF’s Bundesland heute are now available in the basic tier, as well as France 24, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg TV, Tele 5 and DMAX. CNBC Europe, E! Entertainment and ESPN Classic have […]
KidsCo has chosen MTG’s Viasat to represent it Central and Eastern Europe. KidsCo is owned by Sparrowhawk Media, DIC Entertainment (DIC) and Corus Entertainment Inc’s Nelvana Enterprises. It made its debut in Romania, Russia, Turkey and Poland on September 7 and will now join a package of channels offered by Viasat across the region.