Channels

Canal+ unveils A+ line-up ahead of launch on Friday

François Deplanck

Canal+’s new sub-Saharan African channel, A+, will launch in 20  countries in western and central Africa on Friday as part of the Canalsat bouquet.  A+… Read more

Sony buys stake in Dori Media’s channels

Nadav Palti

Sony Pictures Television is bolstering its channels line-up with a deal for 50% of several of the entertainment nets operated by producer and distributor Dori… Read more

Russia extends must-carry rules

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The Russian government has extended and hardened must-carry rules imposed on the country’s pay TV operators. Two new amendments to laws governing media distribution will… Read more

SPI International rebrands premium film channel for CEE

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SPI International is rebranding its premium film channel for central and eastern Europe to reflect the addition of new content from major US TV and… Read more

Barcroft Media launches Cars channel

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UK factual content producer Barcroft Media has launched a new digital channel dedicated to automobiles.  The Barcroft Cars channel will feature a variety of short… Read more

Wrenn leaves CNN for Facebook

Nick Wrenn

CNN veteran Nick Wrenn has left the Turner-owned news channel to join social network Facebook. He will be head of media partnerships for the EMEA… Read more

Scripps agrees European distribution deal with Liberty Global

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Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has agreed a multi-territory distribution deal with Liberty Global for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. The multi-year deal… Read more

OUTtv signs up with Hispasat for CEE distribution

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Gay lifestyle channel OUTtv has signed up with Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to further its distribution to central and eastern Europe. OUTtv, which is currently… Read more

Vivid TV to launch in Europe with M7 Group

Adult channel specialist Vivid Entertainment has struck a deal with pay TV provider M7 Group to launch adult service Vivid TV Europe on the M7… Read more

Skylink launches multiscreen service on M7 platforms

M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak pay TV platform Skylink has launched SPI International/FilmBox’s multiscreen service. Subscribers to SPI International’s MixBox package on Skylink will have… Read more