Channels

SVT adds two channels to HD DTT offering

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Swedish public broadcaster SVT has signed a six-year deal with transmission services provider Teracom to distribute its existing channels plus two additional services in HD… Read more

AMC Networks secures Formula 1 rights in Czech Republic, Slovakia

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AMC Networks International Central Europe has struck a three-year deal to broadcast all Formula 1 races in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on its Sport1… Read more

Baltcom adds comedy channel

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Latvian cable operator Baltcom has added Russian-language comedy channel Comedy TV to its programming line-up in trial mode.  Comedy TV will replace TNT-Comedy, which pulled… Read more

Al Arabiya News launches BlackBerry app

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Al Arabiya News, the English language platform of the Al Arabiya News Channel, has launched an app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The app is available through… Read more

Discovery winds down 3net, rebrands The Hub

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The Hub will be rebranded as Discovery Family Channel, with Tom Cosgrove taking over as his 3net channel is wound down as a linear network.… Read more

CTC evaluating Russian media law threat

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CTC Media and its part stakeholder Modern Times Group have each said they are evaluating their business interests after Russian legislators moved to limit foreign… Read more

Chairman of Spain’s RTVE steps down

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RTVE chairman Leopoldo Gonzalez-Echenique has resigned. José Manuel Penalosa, a board member at RTVE, will step into the role at the helm of the pubcaster… Read more

Viacom hires former Turner exec

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Viacom International Media Networks has recruited Alan Musa as vice president and commercial director of Nickelodeon and Comedy Central in the UK. Musa has been… Read more

BSkyB secures American football

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BSkyB’s Sky Sports has secured rights to American football association the NFL’s Monday Night Football from 2015. Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy… Read more

Trace extends Trace Sport Stars deal with MultiChoice

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Europe-based channel group Trace said it will “significantly increase” the reach of Trace Sport Stars in the African market, after extending its deal with pay… Read more