Channels

Ofcom opens applications for new local TV channels

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UK media regulator Ofcom has invited applications for new local TV channels in seven UK locations – Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 Group boosted by TV ad gains

ProSiebenSat.1 Group extended its lead over the German TV advertising market in the second quarter, increasing its overall market share to 44.9% according to its… Read more

Christian channel TBN UK to launch on Freeview

Christian broadcaster Trinity Broadcasting Network its set to launch its TBN UK channel on Freeview channel 65 from January 5, 2015.  The channel will air… Read more

Beeline adds Amedia Premium HD

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Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has launched local producer and channel provider Amedia’s premium channel and subscription video-on-demand service, Amedia… Read more

Indian news channel launches on TVPlayer

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Hindi news channel Aaj Tak has joined the Desi pack on UK online TV platform TVPlayer. The launch of the channel on TVPlayer will enable… Read more

RTL buys majority stake in video ad platform SpotXchange

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RTL Group has paid €107 million to take a 65% majority stake in US video advertising platform SpotXchange. The German media group said the deal… Read more

AMC tipped to make move for BBC America stake

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US-listed channel operator AMC is in negotiations to buy almost half of BBC America, according to wire service Bloomberg. BBC America is currently fully-owned by… Read more

French regulator rejects move by three to free-to-air DTT

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French media regulator the CSA has rejected moves to take TF1-owned news channel LCI, M6-owned entertainment channel Paris Première and Canal+-owned documentary channel Planète+ to… Read more

ITV boosted by World Cup, online gains

Adam Crozier

ITV reported strong first half revenue and profit gains, helped by its coverage of the World Cup and impressive growth in its online and interactive… Read more

Spanish write-down takes Mediaset into the red

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Mediaset turned in a net loss of €20.5 million for the first have after taking a write-down of €12.3 million in the value of its… Read more