Liberty’s UPC Ireland buys TV3 for €80 million


Liberty Global subsidiary UPC Ireland has agreed to buy Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 for a purchase price of €80 million. UPC Ireland agreed the deal… Read more

BBC kids boss issues licence fee rallying call

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The new head of the children’s services at the BBC has called upon the wider industry to rally behind the UK pubcaster in the run… Read more

Lagardère’s Mezzo Live HD launches in Taiwan

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European classical music and jazz channel Mezzo Live HD is due to launch in Taiwan on ChungHwa Telecom’s MOD platform. The deal marks the Lagardère… Read more

Atresmedia launches male-focused Mega


Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has launched its planned new male-focused free-to-air channel Mega, using the frequency previously occupied by football channel GolT. Content on the channel… Read more

Lifetime launches SVoD service


US cable channel Lifetime has launched an over-the-top subscription service offering its library to direct-to-television movies. Lifetime Movie Club will be available to consumers for… Read more

Scripps completes acquisition of majority stake in TVN

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Scripps Networks Interactive has closed its acquisition of a majority stake in Polish commercial broadcaster TVN from ITI and Canal+ Group. Scripps has acquired a… Read more

SPI International launches 4K channel with Vodafone Portugal

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Pay TV channel provider SPI International has launched its FunBox 4K UHD channel on Vodafone Portugal’s platform. According to SPI International, Vodafone has already made… Read more

TVPlayer to launch UK subscription offering

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UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer is due to launch a subscription service this summer offering live streams of premium TV channels. TVPlayer Plus will offer… Read more

Satisfaction with public sector channels up, investment in content down in UK

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Investment in UK-originated content has decreased in recent years, but satisfaction with public service channels in the UK increased, according to communications regulator Ofcom’s latest… Read more

AMC extends Hungarian reach with Digi

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Hungarian service provider Digi has added the AMC channel its programming line-up. The move takes AMC’s total reach in Hungary to 2.2 million homes. Digi… Read more