Channels

AMC buys German pay TV channel

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AMC/Sundance Channel Global has bought the German pay TV channel Kinowelt. The basic-tier movie channel is distributed throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is programmed… Read more

Spain’s Movistar TV wins exclusive football rights

Spain’s Movistar TV has secured exclusive rights to Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches over the next four years. UEFA has awarded… Read more

SVT launches OTT service

Swedish pubcaster SVT has launched its own over-the-top service, SVT Flow. The web TV service allows Swedish viewers to watch linear services from the broadcaster… Read more

Ukraine to create new unified public broadcaster

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to merge the countries national TV and radio companies within a new national public service broadcaster. The new entity, Public… Read more

UPC Netherlands unveils programming changes

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Netherlands is making a number of changes to its programming line-up on June 3. The operator will add The Indonesia… Read more

E! Entertainment launching this week in Russia and CIS

Universal Networks International will launch E! Entertainment in Russia and the CIS countries at the end of this week. The April 25 launch, trailed in… Read more

Discovery drops out of Channel 5 bidding

Discovery has reportedly dropped out of the running for UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5. According to separate reports in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and… Read more

Time Warner taking control at CME

US media giant Time Warner is exerting greater control at Central and Eastern Europe-focussed broadcast group CME, and is set to increase its ownership stake… Read more

BBC to debut full season of BBC Three show on iPlayer

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For the first time, BBC Three is set to make all episodes from new series available on iPlayer before its linear transmission, as part of… Read more

Channel 5 plays down Sky/Discovery link

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Channel 5 is playing down a UK report claiming an agreement has been reached for Discovery and BSkyB to buy the UK broadcaster for £350… Read more