Fox hires Nordic boss from Discovery

Hans van Rijn

Fox has hired Hans van Rijn from Discovery to run its operations in the Nordic region. Van Rijn will be general manager of Fox’s international… Read more

Eurochannel secures berth on SFR Belgium

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Movie channel Eurochannel, the worldwide leading award-winning European cinema TV channel has secured carriage on Altice-owned SFR Belgium’s TV platform. SFR will be the first… Read more

Sky Sports News HD goes free-to-air in Germany


Sky Deutschland is taking its Sky Sports News HD channel free-to-air. The channel will become free-to-view on December 1, offering rolling news, exclusive live sports,… Read more

German pubcasters fail to secure Olympics deal with Discovery

David Zaslav

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have failed to secure a deal with Discovery to air coverage of the Olympic Games from 2018-2024. Discovery will… Read more

Fix&Foxi, France 24 and Tricolor TV among Eutelsat TV Awards winners

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Fix&Foxi, Sky Arte and France 24 were among the winners at the Eutelsat TV Awards in Milan on Friday, while Russian pay TV platform secured… Read more

TV4 makes key content hires

Mary Mowbray

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has made two key content appointments. TV4 has hired its own former programme director Mary Mowbray as… Read more

Discovery extends Lang’s role to Nordic region chief

Michael Lang

Discovery Networks International has upped Michael Lang, its UK-based corporate development and digital chief and the former CEO of movie studio Miramax, to president, international… Read more

Canal+ inks international Disney deal

François Deplanck

Canal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its… Read more

A+E Networks taps Simplestream for Blaze TV everywhere

A+E Networks UK has tapped Simplestream to provide TV everywhere distribution services for recently-launched free-to-air channel Blaze. A+E Networks is using Simplestream’s Media Manager SAAS… Read more

Fight Sports secures carriage with DNA in Finland

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Combat sports specialist CSI Sports has secured carriage for its Fight Sports HD channel with cable operator and digital-terrestrial broadcaster DNA in Finland. The deal… Read more