Channels

Orange eyes free TV, preps content unit

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Orange is considering launching a free TV channel in France that would sit alongside its existing OCS pay TV offering. It has also created a… Read more

Eurosport to work with NowThis on social video

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Eurosport has agreed to partner with millennial media brand NowThis to produce and co-distribute sports-related social video. The new collaboration comes after Eurosport’s owner, Discovery… Read more

CNN launches VR division

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US news broadcaster CNN has officially launched CNNVR, its new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform. The global division, which sits within CNN Digital,… Read more

SPI International/Filmbox taps SES for Latin American push

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Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year capacity deal with channel provider SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group that will support the latter’s drive to expand its… Read more

BBC Worldwide takes Cbeebies to Taiwan

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BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, is launching kids channel Cbeebies in Taiwan on March 13. The channel, which will be available in… Read more

Zee expands in Africa with Mali DTT launch

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is moving into Mali, launching its Zee Magic and Zee Cinema channels on digital terrestrial TV network TNTSAT Africa. The… Read more

BBC to create new channel for Scotland

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The BBC is to invest £19 million (€22.4 million) in creating a new TV channel for Scotland and will up its spending on Scottish programming… Read more

Discovery names new Italy general manager

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Discovery Networks Italy has a new general manager. Alessandro Araimo has been appointed to the role in one of Discovery’s key European territories. Araimo has… Read more

New director-general for Croatia’s HRT

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Croatia’s parliament has named Kazimir Bacic as the new director-general of public broadcaster HRT. Bacic was previously head of technology at HRT. He began working… Read more

Kids MCN brings in ex-Little Dot Studios exec

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UK-based online kids network WildBrain has hired a former executive from All3Media digital business Little Dot Studios. Will Mahmood has joined as head of strategy… Read more

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