GlobeCast is to handle fibre connectivity, transport facilities and satellite capacity for the Italian public broadcast RAI.
The broadband, multi-genre guitarist channel, Guitarist TV (G-TV) has signed a distribution deal with web TV broadcaster Global Digital Broadcast (GDBTV). Guitarist TV was founded by professional South African guitarist Mike de Jager.
Simply Media has announced the launch of the new film channel Simply Movies as a free-to-air service on Sky and Freesat. The channel will offer classic movies for an older audience.
The German cable operator KabelBW has said it will expand its offer of international programming with the introduction of an Albanian pay-TV package and new Italian channels.
The French music channel C Music TV will launch on the Neuf IPTV network on December 11, the broadcaster has announced. The channel will be part of the Neuf TV Selection bouquet.
The Arab Radio and Television Network has renewed its commitment to the Eutelsat Hot Bird neighbourhood for a further 12 years. The broadcaster has been an anchor tenant at the 13 degrees East position since 1998.
The Walt Disney Company has secured the majority of the outstanding shares in Jetix Europe at a cost of €11 per share. It takes Disney’s ownership in the pan-European kids channel to 96%.
Finnish cablenet Elisa is adding the BBC HD channel to its line-up on December 9. It follows the launch of the channel in the Nordic region on December 1.
The new Hustler TV Deutschland channel has made its debut.
Portugal Telecom’s pay-TV operator Meo is adding two new channels to its pay-TV offer.