The Italian public broadcaster RAI has rebranded its international channel RAI International as RAItalia. The channel replaces the former RAI International channel, aimed at Italians living abroad.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP is to spend PLN47.7 million (€14 million) on digitising its archive product over the next five years.
Philips Shavers are to work with Eurosport on a pan-European cross-media campaign that combines an advertising campaign with a docusoap that follows the Philips-sponsored AT&T Williams Formula 1 team.
The documentary channel DoQ is to become available in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
ESPN Classic is to launch in the South African market following an agreement with Multichoice.
NBC Universal Global Networks has launched localised versions of Sci Fi and Universal Channel in Romania.
Sony Pictures Television International and the ProSiebenSat.1 Group have agreed an extension on their video-on-demand contract for the online video store Maxdome.
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has introduced a new service named NTV-Plus Vostok that offers viewers 48 TV channels on a pre-paid basis.
BBC Worldwide has approached a number of private equity firms with a view to making a joint bid for Virgin Media Television. Such a bid would unite the UKTV group of channels, in which both companies hold a 50% share, with Virgin Media’s brands Living, Bravo, Challenge and Virgin 1.
Eutelsat Kabelkiosk is to launch its new basic tier of 30 German commercial broadcasters during Day 1 of the Anga Cable on May 27 in Cologne. The service will serve as a headend-in-the-sky for small to medium sized cable operators.