Channels

French broadcasters unlikely to team up for SVoD

Bertrand Meheut

France’s leading broadcasters are unlikely to group together to form a subscription video-on-demand alliance to counter Netflix, according to Canal+ CEO Bertrand Meheut.  Speaking at… Read more

Scripps appoints Discovery veteran as European programming boss

Katharina Feistauer

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has appointed long-time Discovery Networks International executive, Katharina Feistauer, as its vice president of programming. Feistauer will take up her… Read more

Dish drops Turner channels in carriage dispute

Warren Schlichting

US pay TV operator Dish has shelved a swathe of Turner Broadcasting channels in a carriage dispute with the channel operator. CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult… Read more

Food Network launches in Russia

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Scripps Networks International has launched Food Network in Russia, expanding the channel’s existing footprint in EMEA and Asia.  The high-definition channel launched in partnership with… Read more

English Club TV gains carriage with Free

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Educational channel English Club TV has secured carriage with Free in France. English Club TV is available by individual subscription for €1.99 a month through… Read more

Canal+ unveils A+ line-up ahead of launch on Friday

François Deplanck

Canal+’s new sub-Saharan African channel, A+, will launch in 20  countries in western and central Africa on Friday as part of the Canalsat bouquet.  A+… Read more

Sony buys stake in Dori Media’s channels

Nadav Palti

Sony Pictures Television is bolstering its channels line-up with a deal for 50% of several of the entertainment nets operated by producer and distributor Dori… Read more

Russia extends must-carry rules

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The Russian government has extended and hardened must-carry rules imposed on the country’s pay TV operators. Two new amendments to laws governing media distribution will… Read more

SPI International rebrands premium film channel for CEE

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SPI International is rebranding its premium film channel for central and eastern Europe to reflect the addition of new content from major US TV and… Read more

Barcroft Media launches Cars channel

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UK factual content producer Barcroft Media has launched a new digital channel dedicated to automobiles.  The Barcroft Cars channel will feature a variety of short… Read more