Studio Universal is celebrating one year on air with DStv in Africa with the launch of a high definition version. Sister net Universal Channel is also launching in the format.
German hybrid STB manufacturer Videoweb TV is adding five new music channels to its portal. The so-called Putpat app now offers FestivalGuide TV, Heimat TV (German language), JazzThing.TV, Hooray! TV (hip-hop) and Rockalarm TV (metal).
Viacom Networks is launching a dedicated Swiss version of its music channel Viva, called Viva Schweiz, on October 1. Marketing of the channel is handled by Goldbach Media.
Telenet is adding a slate of new channels, including the first 3D channel, High 3D TV, and the short movies channel Shorts TV HD.
Horse & Country TV’s expansion is continuing with its Dutch channel available to Delta cable subscribers in the Netherlands from Thursday, September 6.
Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet is turning off the Irdeto encryption on its service. The provider has been using an older version of the conditional access system, which is now no longer supported.
German private broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is planning to launch a new channel, Sat.1 Gold, with an emphasis on German language drama (TV series and movies) to counteract competition from the public broadcasters.
Sky Deutschland and Sky Austria will both launch Sony Pictures Television Deutschland Networks’ AXN HD on October 4.
thePlatform, the Comcast-owned video management and publishing company, has announced improvements to its mpx video content management system, as customer Liberty Global prepares to roll out its Horizon system in the Netherlands.
Kabelkiosk, Eutelsat Germany’s headend-in-the-sky, is adding Eurosport and Eurosport 2 to its line-up of channels. Eurosport is part of the BasisHD-Paket and Eurosport 2 of the FamilyXL HD bouquet.