Although RT (Russia Today) is to receive additional subsidies, plans to launch French and German versions of the service are to remain on hold.
RT will launch a channel specifically aimed at viewers in the UK on Thursday, October 30.
France 24 is launching on Virgin Media with both English and French versions available to all of its 3.8 million customers throughout the UK as part of basic offer TV M+.
On the eve of this year’s MIPTV, Russia Today (RT) is launching Ruptly, a Berlin-based agency that provides real-time and archived visual news materials from all the global hotspots via state-of-the-art delivery platform.
The IP&TV World Forum, now in its eight year, will be renamed TV Connect, the organisers announced at the opening of this year’s event.