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Finnish deal for English Club TV

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English-language teaching channel English Club TV has secured a deal with Finnish technology provider and aggregator Anvia TV. English Club TV will be included in… Read more

A+E beats Time Warner to US$250m Vice stake

A+E Networks will acquire a 10% stake in hipster content brand Vice Media, beating off competition from Time Warner, according to various reports. Disney-Hearst joint… Read more

Channel 4’s Million Pound Drop app hits 3 million downloads

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UK terrestrial network Channel 4 has notched up more than 3 million downloads of The Million Pound Drop mobile app since its launch in 2012. … Read more

1+1 accuses Russia of sabotaging new Ukrainian channel

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Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster 1+1 has accused Russia of attempting to discredit its fledgling international news channel. Ukraine Today, stylised in the same way as state-backed… Read more

Akado adds two channels

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Russian service provider Akado has added channels Zoo TV and CBS Drama to its programming line-up. All subscribers will be able to watch the channels… Read more

Unitymedia Kabel BW expands channel offering

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Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW is adding Animal Planet in both HD and SD versions to its line up and is extending… Read more

Trace Sport Stars signs Nigerian DTH deal

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Trace Sport Stars has extended its African footprint after signing a carriage deal with new Lagos, Nigeria-based DTH service provider Montage Cable Television. The deal… Read more

Sony hires ex-Disney exec as Russia chief

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Sony Pictures Television has hired a former Disney Russia producer to run its production business in Russia following the exit of Maria Smirnova to CTC,… Read more

UK viewers watching multiple programmes at once, says survey

UK viewers are increasingly watching more than one TV programme at a time, according to research carried out by YouGov for TV Licensing, the body… Read more

ARD launches ARD.connect for tablets and smartphones

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German public broadcaster ARD has launched ARD.connect, an app for smartphones or tablets that allows viewers to search, retrieve and bookmark ARD programmes on TVs,… Read more