Kabel Deutschland KDG will start distributing Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland’s Cartoon Network HD in October, to be followed by Boomerang HD sometime in 2013.
Dutch FTTH provider Glashart Media has launched the three Dutch SBS channels (SBS6, Net 5 and Veronica) and Disney XD, as live streams on iPads and Android tablet, bringing the total to 13 channels. The app was developed by Stoneroos of Hilversum.
Sky D has decided to run just a single live football game in 3D per month. The first 3D coverage is planned for Sunday, August 25 of the game between Frankfurt and Bayern Leverkusen.
RTL Nitro HD is launching on Germany’ largest cable network Kabel Deutschland on August 26.
CE manufacturer Smart Electronic has added the Servus TV Mediathek to its Smartportal. Owners of the hybrid receivers VX10, CX10 and Zappix HD+ can now access the Servus TV on-demand programming.
Al Jazeera’s French premium sports channel Bein Sport has said that it has reached 500,000 paying subscribers just two months after its lu=aunch in June.
Tesco-owned digital media service Blinkbox has signed a new agreement with HBO.
ITV has confirmed it has completed consumer trials of its new ITV Pay Player.
Amazon’s Lovefilm in Germany has signed a deal with Scandinavian movie house MFA+ Filmdistribution, which brings Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist to the VOD service as well as works by Astrid Lindgren and Stieg Larson.
Canal+ is set to invest EUR120 million into its recently acquired free-to-air channel Direct 8, according to local press reports in order to turn it into a higher profile channel.