Dutch cable operator Ziggo has launched the new Endemol/MTV Networks joint venture channel Comedy Central Family. Distribution contracts with other operators are expected in a few months time.
Cable operators have been warned that programmers may look elsewhere if they are unable to reach agreements on their carriage. Speaking at the CTAM EuroSummit in Berlin, Chellomedia COO Niall Curran said there were inevitable stresses and strains between operators and content providers because their interests are not necessarily aligned. “If you look at the […]
BBC HD is making its debut in continental Europe following an agreement with the Nordic pay-TV platform Canal Digital. A version of the channel will appear in early December alongside the new BBC Knowledge. BBC Lifestyle and BBC Entertainment will replace BBC Food and BBC Entertainment respectively.
Following the September debut of History HD in Asia, the network is continuing its roll out in the region with an October 1 launch in Japan.
CTAM EUROSUMMIT ’08 – BERLIN. Cable operators have been warned that programmers may look elsewhere if they are unable to reach agreements on their carriage.
MoMedia International, a producer and distributor of digital entertainment, has secured a deal with website WildEarth to develop a fully fledged TV channel to be carried on any platform around the world.
Euro 1080 is dropping the remaining Astra feeds for its HD1 and HD3 channels from October 1.
Chello Zone has launched its Club channel on the Orbit DTH platform in the Middle East. The reversioned channel will be known as The Hollywood Channel and will focus on lifestyle entertainment programming for women.
The Greek DTH platform is to add the newly launched MTV Greece on September 27. The channel will be available to subscribers in Greece and Cyprus.
Eurosport HD has launched on the Cablecom network in Switzerland, completing a deal with UPC that has this week seen the TF1-owned channel rollout in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, following an earlier agreement in Hungary.