Pre-school channel JimJam is to launch on the Ziggo cablenet in the Netherlands.
Endemol has launched a Dutch cable channel, MisdaadNet, on the Ziggo cable network reaching over 900,000 digital households. The new channel offer Dutch crime series from Endemol, as well as German and British productions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Setanta Sports has said it has signed a new distribution deal with the DTT pay platform Top Up TV.
Chello Zone is to represent Voom HD Networks’ Rush HD in much of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Africa. The organisation already acts for the Voom HD channel.
Videoload, the VOD service from Deutsche Telekom, has announced it will offer Discovery programming in the 1280 x 720 pixels HD format. Programmes will cost between €1.99 and €2.99 for a 24-hour period.
The new Dutch live football channel from Endemol and the Eredivisie league has yet to sign its first distribution agreements. According to Dutch press reports, carriage deals are pending with two IPTV providers, KPN and Tele2, as well as with KPN’s DTT platform Digitenne.
The new Polish sports channel Orange Sport is likely to make its debut on July 25, coinciding with the start of the country’s premier football league (Ekstraklasa) season.
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus says it has started carrying a new channel named Comedy TV.
ITV Worldwide has launched a new preview channel for pay-TV operators in Asia. The channel is based on the UKTV channel currently on-air in the Middle East, which is due to be rebranded ahead of a full launch of the new channel later this year.
The Hungarian public channel M2 will switch from analogue to digital distribution next month.