Channels

NBCUniversal pulling channels out of Russia

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The channels arm of NBCUniversal is pulling out of the Russian market, citing the challenging economic environment for pay TV channels. The decision comes amid… Read more

A+E Networks names UK general manager

Heather Jones

A+E Networks UK has named Heather Jones as general manager, UK, reporting to A+E Networks UK managing director Tom Davidson.  Jones will have responsibility for… Read more

TV4 Group ups Wiernik

Catherine Wiernik

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has promoted Catherine Wiernik to programming director, general TV, taking on the role formerly held by Åsa… Read more

CBS AMC lands EMEA drama deal

The Borgias

CBS AMC Networks EMEA Channel Partnership has taken on a number of CBS Studios International-sold dramas. In Poland, the CBS and AMC Networks International joint… Read more

Almost a fifth of US homes tipped to take HBO’s OTT service

HBO Go Parks

Roughly 17% of US broadband households would be likely to subscribe to HBO’s forthcoming over-the-top video service, according to new research by Parks Associates.  The… Read more

MTIS adds Peretz

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Belarusian service provider MTIS has added CTC Media-owned channel Peretz to its programming line-up.  MTIS is carrying Peretz, which airs a mix of comedy and… Read more

CTC Media mobile game hits 500,000 downloads

Molodezhka

Russia broadcaster CTC Media has said that a mobile game based around its TV show Molodezhka has been downloaded by half a million users in… Read more

Planet Knowledge on-demand service launches on Freeview

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Planet Knowledge, a new on-demand service for documentary programming, has launched on the Freeview digital-terrestrial platform in the UK. The channel, which launches on Freeview channel… Read more

BT Sport and ESPN expand partnership

BT Sport

BT Sport and ESPN have struck a new seven-year deal to expand the range of ESPN content on the UK pay TV service. The deal… Read more

Joiz Global strikes first licensing deal in Germany

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Switzerland-based youth-focused interactive channel Joiz has secured its first German licensing agreement to supply its technology platform to a third party media group. Media Group… Read more