Channels

Sky Deutschland adds Jukebox to line-up

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Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is to add music channel Jukebox to its programming line-up at the start of October. The channel, which airs a… Read more

Russian legislators call for 20% ceiling on foreign media ownership

Russian legislators have called for a ceiling of 20% to be imposed on foreign ownership of media outlets. Sergei Zheleznyak, the deputy secretary of the… Read more

Teo adds Dozhd to line-up

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Lithuanian service provider Teo has added independent Russian channel Dozhd to its programming line-up as the country mulls whether to impose restrictions on Russian TV… Read more

Discovery reportedly to take control of The Hub

Discovery Communications will take control of its joint venture kids channel The Hub by the end of the year, according to a report in The… Read more

MCN ChannelFlip creates new talent divisions

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Shine Group-owned YouTube multichannel network ChannelFlip has created two new divisions to increase its range of services. ChannelFlip has created talent agency and management division… Read more

Disney turns to OTT to engage 20 to 30 year-old viewers

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Disney is looking to over-the-top (OTT) delivery as a way to engage 20 to 30 year-olds as pay TV growth tapers off, according to Ben… Read more

Sistema boss Evtushenkov faces money laundering charges

Vladimir Evtushenkov

Vladimir Evtushenkov, the chairman and majority owner of Russian energy to media conglomerate Sistema has been arrested and charged with money laundering related to the… Read more

Trace secures carriage deal with Swisscom

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Channel provider Trace has secured carriage for its Trace Urban and Trace Tropical SD and HD music channels with Swisscom. Trace Urban provides a diet… Read more

Sweden’s TV4 recruits digital content chief

Anna Rastner

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has hired Anna Rastner as head of digital programmes. She joins from Stockholm based newspaper and publishing… Read more

RTVE appoints North American distributor

Marta Abad

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has appointed Atlanta-based Castalia Communications Corp. to become its channels and programming distributor in North America. Under terms of the deal,… Read more