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BBC First to launch in Belgium next month

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BBC Worldwide’s new premium drama channel BBC First is set to launch in its second European market of Belgium on June 4.  The channel, which… Read more

UK political row over mooted censorship plan

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Prominent members of the UK government have been revealed to be at odds over mooted plans to vet TV programmes before their transmission. Home Secretary… Read more

Lagardère names new digital chief

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Media group Lagardère is to create a new digital unit as part of its Lagardère Active arm, which encompasses the TV broadcasting and magazine publishing… Read more

Canal+ Spain secures Copa América rights

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Pay TV operator Canal+ España has secured the exclusive Spanish rights to air coverage of football’s Copa América 2015. Canal+ will air matches from the… Read more

Cosmos TV Belarus adds five channels

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Belarus pay TV provider Cosmos TV has added five channels to its digital cable packages.  The broadcaster is adding Setanta Sports and Russian-language maritime interest… Read more

BT strikes download-to-own deal for HBO shows

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BT TV is to become the first UK pay TV provider to offer a buy-to-keep box collection of Game of Thrones and other premium shows… Read more

Mediaset acquires stake in Catalan broadcaster

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Broadcaster Mediaset España has struck an agreement with media group Godó to acquire a 40% stake in Catalan regional channel provider Emissions Digitals de Catalunya,… Read more

CNBC extends distribution deal with OSN

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Business news channel CNBC has renewed its distribution deal with Middle East pay TV operator OSN. OSN will also make CNBC content available on its… Read more

Endemol Shine UK restructures MCN business

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Multichannel networks Endemol Beyond UK and ChannelFlip are to continue operating separately under the Endemol Shine UK umbrella. The two companies come from different sides… Read more

German shopping channel set for UHD first

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A German shopping channel is set to become Europe’s first free-to-air Ultra HD service, launching in September on the Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East.… Read more