Volia adds three HD channels

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Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added two HD channels from SPI International to its programming line-up. Volia has added Fast & FunBox HD and FightBox… Read more

BBC Three to close by February as Trust approves online transition

BBC Three

The BBC Trust has approved plans to close down BBC Three as a broadcast channel and move it online, with closure to be phased in… Read more

Euronews launches in Japan

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Euronews has launched for the first time in Japan in partnership with IPTV operator Hikari TV. Euronews’ English and French language services will be available… Read more

AT&T platforms to carry Viceland channel


AT&T’s US platforms are to carry the upcoming A+E Networks-backed cable channel Viceland as part of a wider distribution agreement. Viceland will be available of both the… Read more HD joins Free line-up

A French version of Dutch music channel will broadcast in HD via French pay TV operator Free’s triple play Freebox service from this week.… Read more

Immediate Media buys UK shopping channel Jewellery Maker

Jewellery Maker

Radio Times publisher Immediate Media has made a push into the TV and online e-commerce market with the acquisition of shopping channel Jewellery Maker. Immediate… Read more

Ireland’s Eir reportedly in talks to buy Setanta Sport

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Irish telco Eir is in talks to acquire Dublin-based pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sport, according to local press. According to the Irish Times, talks between… Read more

Channel 4 to launch All 4 on Chromecast

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UK broadcaster Channel 4 has teamed up with Google to launch its All 4 on-demand service on Chromecast. From November 24, UK viewers will be… Read more

SBS launches online S1.TV service

Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting has launched S1.TV, a new online platform that will feature content from the “25 most talented video creators Netherlands”. The service… Read more

BBC names first Scotland editor

Sarah Smith

The BBC has appointed news presenter Sarah Smith as its first Scotland editor. The new role has been created to bring more in-depth analysis and… Read more