Eurosport Group Chairman & CEO Laurent-Eric Le Lay has announced a batch of new appointments to the Management Steering Committee of the TF1-owned channel.
Nova, the ten-year old Greek satellite platform, is making the move into high definition. It is expected that transmissions from the Eutelsat Hot Bird neighbourhood (13 degrees East) will commence this August.
Eurosport has said it will deliver live coverage of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros to over 3,000 retail stores in partnership with the television manufacturer Panasonic, Orange and the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
The financial downturn hit Eurosport International during 2009, as revenues at parent the TF1 Group fell by 8.9% to €2,364.7 million.
Eurosport’s growing subscription revenues and a focus on multimedia platform costs have helped the TF1-owned channel counterbalance a loss in advertising revenues, which fell by 25.6% to €47.4 million in the first nine months of 2009.
SBS Broadcasting has announced that its Net 5 channel will launch a HD version on the Caiway cable network next week. In January, SBS will also launch an HD version of Veronica, with its flagship channel SBS6 following at a later date.