Virgin Media adds French, Polish and Russian networks


UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has bolstered its offer by securing distribution of channels from France, Poland and Russia. The channels will be offered… Read more

Zee moves into Poland with Bollywood channel launch

Pawel Kolasa

Zee Entertainment is moving into Poland with the launch of a customised version of its dedicated Bollywood film and entertainment channel, Zee.One. The channel will… Read more

Orange chief rejects TF1 retrans demand

Stéphane Richard

Orange CEO Stéphane Richard has indicated his company is unwilling to pay a retransmission fee to commercial broadcaster TF1, despite the latter’s insistence that it… Read more

The QYou expands in the Netherlands


Youth broadcaster The QYou is expanding its Dutch footprint after agreeing a deal with Tele2. Tele2 is adding The QYou’s linear network to its IPTV… Read more

Vectra adds new HD channels

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Polish cable operator Vectra has added two new HD channels to its programming line-up. The Gdynia-based operator has added Golf Channel Poland and E-Sport to… Read more

MBC strikes IPTV deal with Etisalat’s E-Vision


MBC Group and Etisalat have struck a deal that will see Etisalat subsidiary E-Vision distribute MBC’s channels over IP in the United Arab Emirates. E-Vision… Read more

New management team for Studio71

Reza Izad

ProSiebenSat.1 Group-backed multichannel network Studio71 has named a new management team to take over from founders Sebastian Weil and Ronald Horstman, with US chief Reza… Read more

Sony makes free TV move in Italy


Sony is launching in first free-to-air channel in Italy with kids net Pop launching early next month. Sony Pictures Television Networks bought Neko TV (LCN… Read more

Turner’s Northern Europe boss exiting

Ian McDonough

Ian McDonough, Turner’s boss in Northern Europe, is leaving the channels business. He joined Turner in 2014 from BBC Worldwide where he had been EVP,… Read more

STV2 launching this month


STV will launch STV2 later this month, after the Scottish broadcaster rebranded its existing local channels and added in licenses for new ones. The commercial… Read more