Discovery forms partnership with Doğuş for major Turkish expansion

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Discovery Communications has agreed a strategic relationship with Turkey’s Doğuş Media Group to increase its portfolio to 13 channels and strengthen its ad sales offer.  The… Read more

CTC pulls out of S&P ratings, postpones earnings announcement

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Russian broadcaster CTC Media has asked Standard & Poor’s to withdraw its credit rating service as part of what it describes as a cost-cutting exercise.… Read more

Rebrand for Filmbox channels

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SPI International/Filmbox will rebrand two of its flagship channels in Poland and Romania in September. FilmBox HD will be renamed FilmBox Extra HD while FilmBox… Read more

RTL’s BroadbandTV teams up with BMG for music

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Multichannel network BroadbandTV is to partner with Bertelsmann stablemate music publisher BMG on an initiative to push the emerging artists to YouTube and digital audiences.… Read more

Diversification boosts ITV as viewing share dips


ITV channels lost viewing share but reported a strong financial performance in the in the first half of 2015. As the UK-listed broadcaster continued its… Read more

Discovery’s Bartlett to quit

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Discovery Studios boss Lee Bartlett is leaving the company. Bartlett has been at Discovery for five years and will exit the US-listed channel operator later… Read more

Scripps to transition to MPEG-4 HD on Cyfrowy Polsat

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Scripps Networks UK & EMEA is to make its channels on the Cyfrowy Polsat platform in Poland available in HD only and is switching to… Read more

Altice joins forces with NextRadioTV’s Weill in new media unit


Patrick Drahi’s Altice is to create a joint venture with NextRadioTV founder Alain Weill to take over the French thematic channel provider. Will and Altice… Read more

LCI chief Revel leaves

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Eric Revel, the CEO of TF1-owned French news channel LCI, has left the group to launch a new personal project. In a statement, Revel thanked… Read more

FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

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SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries.… Read more