Channels

BBC to create new channel for Scotland

bbc scotland

The BBC is to invest £19 million (€22.4 million) in creating a new TV channel for Scotland and will up its spending on Scottish programming… Read more

Discovery names new Italy general manager

Alessandro Araimo

Discovery Networks Italy has a new general manager. Alessandro Araimo has been appointed to the role in one of Discovery’s key European territories. Araimo has… Read more

New director-general for Croatia’s HRT

Kazimir Bacic

Croatia’s parliament has named Kazimir Bacic as the new director-general of public broadcaster HRT. Bacic was previously head of technology at HRT. He began working… Read more

Kids MCN brings in ex-Little Dot Studios exec

Will Mahmood

UK-based online kids network WildBrain has hired a former executive from All3Media digital business Little Dot Studios. Will Mahmood has joined as head of strategy… Read more

AMC hires new channels chief

Kevin Dickie

Scripps Networks executive Kevin Dickie is joining the international arm of AMC and two other executives have been given new responsibilities in a rejig at… Read more

Colors launches in HD on Sky

Colors

India’s Viacom18 has partnered with BT Media and Broadcast to launch its Hindi general entertainment channel, Colors, in HD via Sky in the UK. BT… Read more

Discovery puts name to new UK free-to-air channel

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Discovery is launching Quest Red in the UK, its second free-to-air channel in the territory. Billed as ‘the home of irresistibly real TV’ the female-skewing… Read more

CSA extends mandatory channel numbering rules to operators

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French media regulator the CSA has unveiled new rules extending the obligation to implement the mandated numbering of channels on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform to… Read more

Ukraine launches multiplatform news

Ukraine news

Ukrainian national channel Ukraine has teamed up with newspaper Segodnya to create a news platform encompassing TV, press and digital distribution. Ukraine, the Segodnya.ua website… Read more

Turner appoints LatAm president

Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III

Turner Latin America has named Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III as its president, in effect replacing Juan Carlos Urdaneta. Richardson is a 23-year Turner veteran,… Read more

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