TV Norge is to launch an HD version on October 3, becoming the first dedicated HD channel for Norway. Carriage has been secured on the Canal Digital DTH and cable platforms.
The History Channel HD is set to make its debut in the Asia Pacific area on September 1 with new distribution deals in place with StarHub Digital Cable in Singapore and now TV in Hong Kong.
Romance TV, the channel for lovelorn Germans, is set to launch on three more platforms next month. DTH platform ArenaSat, IPTV provider Arcor (Vodafone) and Cablecom in Switzerland will start to carry the channel that specialises in soaps and series.
Al Jazeera has announced a new agreement with the hospitality specialist Otrum that will make the broadcaster’s English and Arabic channels available in hotels across Europe and the Middle East.
The BBC has announced plans to simulcast three more television channels over the internet. BBC Four, CBBC and CBeebies will be streamed from September 16. The channels join BBC Three and BBC News that are already simulcast.
Swiss pay-TV platform Teleclub is adding the newly launched German entertainment channel Fox to its pay-TV packages on October 4.
Arab Digital Distribution (ADD) has announced the addition of three key channels from ESPN to its programming packages.
Portugal Telecom’s satellite and IPTV service Meo have reached an agreement with TV Globo Portugal for the inclusion of the Brazilian TV channel in its programme line-up.