Channels

AMC rebrands Spanish channel as Sundance

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AMC Networks International is rebranding its Spanish movie channel CTK to Sundance Channel. The shift to Sundance will take effect from the start of next… Read more

A&E launches in Germany

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A+E Networks’ A&E channel has launched in German-speaking territories in Europe. The channel replaces The Biography Channel, taking over the latter’s frequency on distribution platforms.… Read more

Nat Geo reaches 50 million Facebook fans

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National Geographic has reached a milestone 50 million global fans on social network Facebook. The countries where National Geographic has notched up the most ‘likes’… Read more

Nick Jr and Nicktoons debut in Africa

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Viacom has launched kids channels Nick Jr and Nicktoons in Africa for the first time on MultiChoice’s DStv platform and has extended the reach of… Read more

UAE-based Yahlive adds BBC Persian and BBC Arabic

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United Arab Emirates-based satellite broadcasting company, Yahlive, is adding the TV channels BBC Persian and BBC Arabic, to its platform from October 2014.  The Farsi- and Arabic-language BBC World Service news… Read more

Volia adds Discovery’s ID Xtra

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Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Discovery’s ID Xtra to its programming line-up, marking the debut of the channel in the country. The female-focused channel… Read more

Ukraine Today launches on iOS, Android

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Ukraine Today, the international Ukrainian news channel launched by national broadcaster 1+1, is now available via mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.  The apps… Read more

Al Jazeera countersues Current co-founders Gore and Hyatt

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Al Jazeera America is countersuing former Current TV owners, former US vice-president Al Gore and co-founder Joel Hyatt, rejecting claims that it withheld funds relating… Read more

Canalplay acquires rights to HBO series for France

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French pay TV operator Canal+’s on-demand unit Canalplay has struck a deal with US pay TV channel provider HBO to acquire subscription video-on-demand rights to… Read more

BT Sport launches red button service

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BT Sport has launched a new red button service. The BT Sport Extra service, launched in the UK and Ireland at the weekend, will be… Read more