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.
The Global Broadcasting Company and Eutelsat VisAvision GmbH have signed a contract for the launch of a seven channel English-language bouquet on the KabelKiosk platform in early 2009. Programming will be drawn from independent producers in the US.
ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has signed its first IPTV distribution deal in the US with Verizon’s FiOS TV service. Until now, the channel was only available as part of an international package on the Echostar DISH DTH network.
Eurosport took its international channel into 108 million households in the third quarter, taking advantage of the growth in satellite, ADSL and DTT distribution.