Discovery Networks Benelux is launching TLC HD on May 15. The channel is a simulcast of TLC SD and will become available on the various platforms during 2013.
Universal Networks International, the channels division of NBCUniversal International Television, has announced that The Style Network will launch on the Virgin Media platform on Wednesday, March 6.
Dutch cable operator Kabel Noord will add the three HBO channels to its line-up on March 1. A monthly subscription will cost €15.95 and includes access to HBO Go.
Euronews has renewed its contract with Arabsat to continue broadcasting the Arabic version of the channel on Arabsat Badr-4 for five more years.
Dutch cablenet Ziggo is to stop distributing two Chinese channels, Phoenix CNE and Phoenix InfoNews. The channels were available for an a la carte price of €10.12 monthly.
The French sports channels BeIn Sport are now available on the satellite DTH platform Fransat on Eutelsat. The two channels are available in both SD and HD.
In France, the audiovisual institute INA has launched an app to make its content easily accessible on the IPTV box from SFR. Viewers can instantly stream content from the large on-demand library of the institute.
The SD versions of Belgian broadcaster VRT Een and Canvas will switch to MPEG-4 on the Astra satellite position of 19.2 degrees east on January 1, 2013. The HD versions of the channels are available on Astra at 23.5 degrees East.
Ginx TV has signed its first distribution agreement in Poland with Toya in Lodz, who will launch Ginx’s 24/7 video-gaming channel to its digital basic subscribers, starting from December 3, 2012.
German cable operator KabelBW, part of Liberty Global, is adding four new HD channels, glitz*HD, Romance TV HD, RTL Living HD and Passion HD, bringing the total to 46 HD on the network.