Discovery Communications is continuing its buying spree with the acquisition of Italy’s Switchover Media. The broadcaster runs four free-to-air channels and one pay-TV channel in the country.
The female-oriented channel TLC has extended its reach to Ukraine and Belarus.
Discovery Networks Deutschland and cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW are expanding their cooperation.
RCS&RDS has taken Discovery channels off its cable networks throughout Romania.
Discovery has issued a response to the criticism levelled against it by RCS&RDS, Romania’s leading cable and DTH operator.
Total revenues for Europe’s top pay-TV channels will reach $4.24 billion (€3.2 billion) in 2012, according to a new report by Digital TV Research. The TV Channel Revenues in Europe report expects this figure to grow by $1.04 billion to reach $5.28 billion by 2017.
French private broadcaster TF1 Group and Discovery Communications have entered into exclusive negotiations to forge a strategic alliance.
Discovery CEEMEA has signed an agreement to broadcast five of its SD channels on TTNet Tivibu, the ISP subsidiary with the Turk Telekom group.
From November 1, 2012, the educational channel English Club TV will be available for the viewers in Asia and the Africa through the MEASAT 3A satellite.
MTV is carried by more European operators than any other channel, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. However, the TV Channel Distribution in Europe report points out that several other channels are close behind.