Vodafone Deutschland will remove 20 channels from its cable network as part of the unification of the pay-TV line-up in the former coverage areas of Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia.
Premium drama brand BBC First has made its debut in Hong Kong. BBC First is running on the territory’s largest pay-TV provider, Now TV, as an SVOD service.
BBC Worldwide Channels and Cyprus operator Cablenet have signed a distribution deal that will see the launch of BBC Knowledge in Cyprus for the first time from February 1, 2013.
BBC Worldwide Channels, RCS & RDS and DIGI have announced a new distribution partnership that will see the launch of BBC Knowledge into Romania and Hungary for the first time from January 1, 2013.
The Polish cable operator Aster will add BBC Entertainment to its BasicPLUS package on February 10.
The rebrand of BBC Prime as BBC Entertainment will “put a new face on the channel”, Dean Possenniskie, SVP & GM, BBC Worldwide Channels EMEA, has told Broadband TV News.