Chello Central Europe has secured the rights to the Spanish La Liga for the next three seasons.
Free is the first platform in France to sign a distribution agreement to carry the new Al Jazeera sports channels in France, Be In Sport 1 and 2. The new broadcaster will start its pprogramming on June 1.
Belgacom has acquired the rights to the UEFA Champions League games. Until now, the competition was broadcast by cablers Telenet (Flanders) and BeTV (Walloon). In addition, free-to-air broadcaster 2Be will broadcast one game per day under the new arrangement.
The DTG has published an updated version of the seventh edition of the D-Book, the technical specification for Freeview HD and connected TV products and services.
MIPTV 2012 – CANNES. Miramax and Sky Italia have announced a new movie deal under which Sky will air many of the leading titles from Miramax’s unmatched collection across all of Sky Italia’s pay television channels in Italy.
Super RTL will launch its HD version in Germany on the HD+ platform on May 1, after the analogue shutdown of all German channels on satellite. Super RTL is a 50/50 JV between the RTL Group and Disney.
German home shopping channel QVC is now also available as a live stream on the online video portal of Zattoo.
High TV 3D is now debuting in Germany thanks to a carriage contract with Liberty Global’s Unitymedia in Cologne.
The Austrian DTH platform AustriaSat has added the KidsCo channel to its line-up. The channel is part of the basic tier and is transmitted in MPEG4/DVB-S2.
Sky Deutschland is adding MTV Live HD to its German and Austrian DTH bouquet of HD channels.