CNN granted new Russian licence

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Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has reportedly approved US news channel CNN’s application for a new broadcast licence. According to reports by the Moscow Times and RBC news… Read more

Industry groups give reaction to BBC report


Industry groups have reacted to yesterday’s report by a committee of MPs into the future of UK public broadcaster the BBC. The Commercial Broadcasters Association… Read more

UPC Austria adds RTL HD channels


Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added five HD channels from RTL Group to its offering.  The operator has made HD versions of RTL,… Read more

Nick Thorogood to leave Scripps

Nick Thorogood

Nick Thorogood will leave Scripps Networks International next month, having joined the lifestyle channel operator in 2010. News of his departure comes as former EMEA… Read more

Canal+ makes key appointments

Pay TV operator Canal+ Group has reshuffled executive roles after naming René Saal as director of broadcast channels and premium strategy for its Canal+ Overseas… Read more launches in Italy, plans 10 more rollouts 4K

Movie and TV streaming service has launched in Italy, marking its fifth country launch to date.  The rental and purchase VoD service said that… Read more

Scripps confirms EMEA distribution hire

Jo Lovell

Scripps Networks International has confirmed the hire of Jo Lovell who joins its distribution team. DTVE’s sister title TBI first reported Lovell had joined Scripps… Read more

Russian film and TV production on the up

During 2014 roughly 750 TV series and TV films were in different stages of production for Russian TV, up 18% compared to 2013, according to… Read more

Horse & Country TV joins UPC Netherlands

Equestrian sports and lifestyle channel Horse & Country TV is to become available to UPC Netherlands cable subscribers as part of a new distribution deal.… Read more

Skylink adds culinary channels

M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovakian pay TV platform Skylink has added culinary channels Mňam TV and Food Network HD to its programming line-up. Mňam TV… Read more