Channels

Discovery drops out of Channel 5 bidding

Discovery has reportedly dropped out of the running for UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5. According to separate reports in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and… Read more

Time Warner taking control at CME

US media giant Time Warner is exerting greater control at Central and Eastern Europe-focussed broadcast group CME, and is set to increase its ownership stake… Read more

BBC to debut full season of BBC Three show on iPlayer

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For the first time, BBC Three is set to make all episodes from new series available on iPlayer before its linear transmission, as part of… Read more

Channel 5 plays down Sky/Discovery link

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Channel 5 is playing down a UK report claiming an agreement has been reached for Discovery and BSkyB to buy the UK broadcaster for £350… Read more

Sky Atlantic poaches BBC Three’s Zai Bennett

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett is leaving the UK pubcaster to become director of Sky Atlantic. The news comes after the BBC announced that youth-skewing… Read more

Maker rejects Relativity’s US$1bn approach

Maker Studios has turned down Relativity Media’s US$1 billion (€723 million)-plus approach in favour of its existing agreement to join the fold at The Walt… Read more

Separatists demand Ukrainian channels go dark

Leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has reported that pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Kramatorsk entered is premises and demanded that it suspend broadcasts… Read more

Nat Geo’s Owens to leave

National Geographic Channels president Howard Owens is leaving the factual channel in June. The Nat Geo boss will leave in June having been in charge… Read more

SuperSport launches seventh HD channel on DStv

South African sports broadcaster SuperSport has added a seventh high definition channel to its line-up on Multichoice-owned satellite platform DStv. SSHD7, the HD version of… Read more

AXN CE produces first Polish series

Sony Pictures Television’s AXN Central Europe has begun production of its first Polish local content. The channel is to produce a three-part mini-series based on… Read more