Channels

PBS launches 24/7 kids net

PBS Kids

US pubcaster PBS is launching a US-wide PBS Kids channel for the first time. The free service will feature 24/7 kids content including Bob the Builder,… Read more

New chief for Georgian public broadcaster

Vasil Maghlaperidze

The Georgian Public Broadcaster has named Vasil Maghlaperidze as its new director-general. Maghlaperidze was chosen by the broadcaster’s board of trustees from a line-up of… Read more

Altice hires business development chief as i24 News heads for US

Claude Nahon

Altice/SFR is planning to launch its i24 News channel in the US and has hired Claude Nahon, formerly president of Mood Media International, to head… Read more

Turner to distribute Cartoon Network on Telekom Austria DTH platform

Telekom Austria TAG_Arsenal

Turner has teamed up with Telekom Austria Group to distribute Cartoon Network on the latter’s white label DTH platform for central and eastern Europe on… Read more

Turner and AzamTV take Boing into East Africa

AzamTV

Turner has expanded children’s channel Boing into new markets in East Africa after agreeing a deal with satellite TV provider AzamTV. Turner-owned Boing Africa is… Read more

TERN hires former Teuve chief in commercial role

Graeme Stanley

Television Entertainment Reality Network (TERN), the company behind the INsight premium Ultra HD channel, has named Graeme Stanley as commercial director. Stanley, formerly the managing… Read more

Liberty to make ‘opportunistic’ moves for EU free-to-air channels

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has said that the company will be “opportunistic” about buying more free-to-air TV channels in Europe. Speaking at Citi’s Internet,… Read more

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Stefan Tieleman

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan… Read more

Eutelsat completes Rai HD channel line-up for TivùSat

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Satellite operator Eutelsat has begun broadcasting an additional five channels in HD from public broadcaster Rai for the TivùSat Italian free-to-air satellite platform. The addition… Read more

Stingray buys music channel from Mojto firm

Eric Boyko

Montreal-based Stingray Digital Group has acquired international pay TV music channel Classica from Unitel, a firm affiliated with Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto. The agreement… Read more

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