Channels

AMC in US$200m deal for BBC America stake

AMC and the BBC previously collaborated on drama series Top of the Lake.

AMC Networks is buying a 49.9% stake in BBC America for US$200 million (€158 million). The US listed channel operator and the commercial arm of… Read more

Mediaset distances itself from alleged blackmail case

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Italian broadcaster Mediaset has moved to distance itself from an emerging scandal surrounding Emilio Fede, the former head of the broadcaster’s news service TG4. According… Read more

MTG makes progress as Viaplay compensates for linear declines

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.

Modern Times Group said it is making “significant progress,” with profits and revenues both up in Q3 as continued growth at Viaplay more than compensating… Read more

STV bids for Scottish local TV licences

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Scottish broadcaster STV has submitted applications to UK regulator Ofcom to offer local TV in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.  The new applications have been submitted… Read more

Tubefilter survey reveals MCN viewership rankings

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YouTube games channels have become big business, with the hundred top sites attracting close to 4.4 billion views last month, according to industry site Tubefilter,… Read more

SPI International moves forward with dual strategy

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SPI International, which this week rebranded its premium FilmBox movie channel for central and eastern Europe to reflect the addition of new content from major… Read more

Trace moves forward with Music Stars competition

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Modern Times Group (MTG)-backed youth-focused channel provider Trace kicked off its first Trace Music Stars competition this month, inviting would-be stars to phone in a… Read more

1+1 International boosts Russian-language content

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Ukrainian international channel 1+1 International has upped the amount of Russian-language content in its programming line-up in a move to provide an alternative for Russian-speaking… Read more

UPC Poland adds Fokus TV HD

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Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has added factual channel Fokus TV HD channel to its programming line-up. Fokus TV HD will be available to… Read more

Virgin Media adds four channels to TV Anywhere service

UK cable operator Virgin Media has added Channel 4+1, More4+1, 4Seven and UMP Movies to its on-the-go service Virgin TV Anywhere.  UMP Movies is a… Read more