Top Spanish football clubs lose right to negotiate individual TV deals

Telefónica's Fusión TV Fútbol offering: clubs will now negotiate rights collectively

Spanish top-tier football clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona will lose the right to negotiate their own TV deals with TV broadcasters from next year… Read more

Channel 5 faces job losses as Sky and Viacom renew deal


Sky and Viacom International Media Networks has renewed the deal that sees a raft of channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central carried on the… Read more

Viacom turns to Snapchat to market new movie

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has struck a deal to air an exclusive premiere of the trailer for Lionsgate’s upcoming movie Absolutely Anything, starring Simon… Read more

Lifetime creates romantic digital drama platform

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US cable channel Lifetime is launching Fall Into Me, a new digital platform that will feature romantic drama series produced by Howard T. Owens’ fledgling… Read more

UPC Austria adds HD version of Vienna channel

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Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added the HD version of Vienna cable channel W24 to its programming line-up. W24 in HD quality will… Read more

Red Bull takes on new content for linear channel offering

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Red Bull Media House is planning to build the presence of its Red Bull TV channel, hitherto available online, on traditional pay TV platforms by … Read more

A+E Networks reportedly to launch Vice-branded channel

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A+E Networks is to launch a Vice-branded channel next year, according to a report in the New York Post. A+E holds a 10% in the… Read more

BBC First drama channel to make European debut

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BBC Worldwide’s new premium drama channel, BBC First, is set to make its European debut in the Netherlands next month.  The BBC’s commercial arm said… Read more

Channel 4 appoints head of viewer relationship management

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Channel 4 has upped group marketing manager, Charlie Palmer, to head of viewer relationship management. In his new role, Palmer will lead the consumer-facing side… Read more

Super RTL launches kids video app Kividoo


Germany-based TV channel Super RTL has launched a children’s multiscreen video, called Kividoo. Kividoo is available in Germany on web browsers and as an app… Read more