Channels

TF1 launches SVoD service for kids

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French broadcaster TF1 will launch TFou Max next month, the first SVoD service exclusively targeting kids in France. Dedicated to the 3-12 demo, TFou Max… Read more

MBC’s Al Arabiya appoints new general manager

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MBC has upped Al Arabiya journalist Turki al-Dakhil to the position of general manager at the Arab news channel.  Al-Dakhil takes over the role from Adel Altoraifi,… Read more

BBC renews Premier League highlights deal

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The BBC has renewed its deal to air Premier League highlights for a further three years, up to and including the 2018/19 football season. The… Read more

Belarus takes first step towards analogue shutdown

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Belarus is taking a major step towards digital switchover by beginning to shut down analogue transmissions from this Sunday.  Transmissions will cease in Volozhin in… Read more

Eurosport secures Vuelta a España rights

Discovery-backed sports channel Eurosport has extended its partnership with the Vuelta a España cycling tour and has secured TV and digital rights to the event… Read more

Russian channels rebranded and refreshed

Russian channel provider Tsifrovoye televideniye (TSTV), a joint venture between Rostelecom and state-owned broadcaster RTR, has rebranded and refreshed the five channels it offers as… Read more

Volia strikes VoD deal with automotive interest channel

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has struck a deal with automotive interest channel Pershyy Avtomobilnyy (First Car) to make on-demand content related to motoring available across… Read more

BBC News looks ‘beyond broadcasting’

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The BBC will look to offer more personalised and location-based news in the future and seek to “inform beyond broadcasting” according to a major new… Read more

Russia partially rows back on pay TV ad ban

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Russia has partially backpedalled on legislation that would have banned advertising on all pay TV channels, potentially driving a significant number of channels out of… Read more

Kick Media launches Dusk! on Vectra

Bulgaria-based distributor Kick Media has launched Dutch adult service Dusk! on Polish cable operator Vectra’s pay TV service. Dusk! is targeted at a female audience,… Read more