BBC Brit goes high-definition on DStv

BBC Brit

BBC Worldwide’s flagship entertainment channel, BBC Brit, will become available in HD on DStv channel 120 from October 5. The BBC’s commercial arm announced that… Read more

Mediaset strikes deal to launch international channel on DirecTV


Mediaset has struck a deal with US telecom and pay TV operator AT&T to include its international channel, Mediaset Italia, in DirecTV’s satellite offering. The… Read more

A+E content chief joins Nat Geo

Christian Drobnyk

A+E Networks’ Christian Drobnyk has joined National Geographic Global Networks as executive VP of programming strategy and acquisitions. Drobnyk will focus on National Geographic, Nat… Read more

Bavarian Broadcasting DG to take over as ARD chair

Ulrich Wilhem

The director general of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation), Ulrich Wilhem, will take over as the next chairman of public broadcast body ARD in 2018. Wilhelm will… Read more

Portuguese regulator slams Altice acquisition of Media Capital

Media Capital

Portuguese media and communications regulator ANACOM has said that Altice’s proposed acquisition of Media Capital would have a significant anti-competitive impact and should not happen… Read more

Turner teams up with Canal+ to launch Warner TV


Turner Broadcast has teamed up with Canal+ Group to launch a new channel that will be offered exclusively to the French pay TV operator’s subscribers… Read more

BBC Earth launching in Greece

BBC Earth

BBC Worldwide is launching its BBC Earth channel in Greece on OTE Group-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV. The channel will be available from the… Read more

SPI International channels to launch on Youfone TV


SPI International/Filmbox is launching three linear TV channels on YoufoneTV, the new OTT TV service being launched by Dutch SIM-only MVNO Youfone, including its new… Read more

Fox’s Ford retires as Etheridge exits

Jeff Ford

Fox Networks Group (FNG) executive Jeff Ford is retiring, with the separate exit of UK programming chief Toby Etheridge sparking a rejig at Fox Networks… Read more

Bike Channel UK shuts down


Bike Channel UK has gone into administration and ceased broadcasting after reportedly failing to sell the business. The news, which was reported first by Cycling… Read more