Insight TV launches on Polsat Box and Netia in Poland

Programmer Insight TV has today launched its millennial-focused UHD channel on the Polsat Box and Netia platforms in Poland. Insight TV’s distribution of its Polish language UHD HDR channel combined with these launches will now make this service available to the majority of 4K subscribers in Poland. Insight TV joined other UHD channels available to subscribers of […]

Canal+ names new head of sports

French pay TV outfit Canal+ has named Thomas Sénécal as director of sports. Sénécal,who will report to Gérald-Brice Viret, head of broadcasting and programming at Canal+ France, will take up his new position on July 1. He currently holds the position of deputy head of editorial in charge of motorsports and general sport. Sénécal will […]

Canal+ names originals chief

French pay TV operator Canal+ has named Olivier Bibas as its new director of original content. Bibas, who will join the pay TV operator on February 14, will be responsible for French fiction programming and international co-productions. He will report to Gérald-Brice Viret, head of broadcasting and programming at Canal+ France. Bibas replaced Fabrice de […]

Brat TV launches AVOD channel on Roku and Fire TV

Multi-channel streaming firm Future Today has announced a partnership with popular YouTube creator Brat TV to launch a dedicated AVOD channel. The AVOD channel, available for free on Roku and Fire TV, offers more than 85 hours of original programming at launch with teen influencer-starring programming including Chicken Girls, On The Ropes and Crown Lake.  […]

PA Media Group veteran Emily Shelley appointed to board

PA Media Group, the owner of companies including broadcast tech firm Globelynx and video streaming business StreamAMG, has announced the appointment of Emily Shelley to its board. Shelly was appointed as managing director of PA Media subsidiary Alamy on acquisition of the content platform in March 2020, and has held various roles within the Group […]

Mediaset launches new offering as ViacomCBS pulls DTT channels

Italian broadcaster Mediaset – now known as MediaForEurope – has launched a new free-to-air movies and series channel, Twenty Seven. The channel, which is now on air, is dedicated to films and international TV series, including US blockbusters aimed at a family audience. Mediaset acquired the channel slot – channel 27 on the digital-terrestrial network […]

New president for Hulu in sweeping changes for Disney’s DTC business

Disney has announced the appointment of Joe Earley as the president of streaming service Hulu as part of wider changes to the company’s direct-to-consumer business. The company has said that it is creating a new International Content and Operations group under chairman Rebecca Campbell, who is handed an expanded role. She, and the business she […]

Extreme International launches network of OTT channels

Extreme sports broadcaster Extreme International has launched its media network of channels on connected TVs and mobile devices. The network is made up of FAST channels along with AVOD and SVOD content. The flagship station is Unreel, based on the successful social media page with over 20 million followers. It offers viewers live events from […]

Gallagher Premiership goes FTA in the UK with ITV

Live domestic rugby is set to return to free-to-air broadcast in the UK, with ITV agreeing a deal with Premiership Rugby. The deal will run until the end of the 2023-24 season, with ITV broadcasting live coverage of league matches and the final along with a weekly highlights programme. ITV will broadcast four Gallagher Premiership […]

Eleven to start charging in SE Asia as sports broadcaster expands rights portfolio

Eleven Sports has announced a series of rights deals for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, with the broadcaster branding itself as “a new home for sports fans in Asia” with plans to launch a paid offering. The broadcaster will deliver over 2,000 hours of live sports in the region, securing the rights to: Spain’s Copa […]

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