Channels

French news channels in employment offer to head off LCI decision

Nonce Paolini

French free-to-air news channels BFM TV and Canal+-backed i>Télé have reportedly sent a letter to media regulator the CSA promising to recruit two thirds of… Read more

Tele Columbus adds TLC HD

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German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV service with the addition of Discovery’s female-focused channel TLC in HD.  TLC HD will be included… Read more

WWE in exclusive deal with OSN

WWE's flagship television program Monday Night Raw®

Wrestling organisation WWE has truck a deal with Middle East pay TV provider OSN to provide its content, including flagship TV show Monday Night Raw,… Read more

BBC names Mistry as non-exec director

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The BBC has named Dharmash Mistry to its Executive Board as part of its move to strengthen the presence of non-executive directors. Mistry will serve… Read more

Ukraine’s 1+1 prepares international news channel

Oleksandr Tkachenko

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster 1+1 is testing Ukraine Today, a new international news channel ahead of launching it on free-to-air satellite at the end of next… Read more

Sky to launch dedicated Ryder Cup channel

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UK pay TV operator Sky is due to offer a dedicated channel for the Ryder Cup golf tournament this autumn. For the first time, Sky… Read more

MTG revenues grow thanks to Nordic pay TV, acquisitions

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

Modern Times Group (MTG) said that its Nordic pay TV operations and acquisitions are driving revenue and earnings growth, despite “soft advertising markets and ongoing… Read more

BBC to axe news jobs, invest in digital delivery

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BBC News is to cut 220 staff posts as part of a plan to restructure its operations and deliver savings of £48 million (€61 million)… Read more

FIC replaces Setanta with Fox Sports in sub-Saharan Africa

Fox Sports

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 in sub-Saharan Africa, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. FIC said that the… Read more

Community Channel joins TVPlayer

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The UK’s Community Channel has launched on online TV platform TVPlayer.  Community Channel, owned and run by national charity Media Trust, is dedicated to communities,… Read more