Broadcasters


UKTV launches live streaming of channels

UK multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has now introduced live streaming of five channels on its UKTV Play website, with availability on TV and mobile apps to follow. From today, viewers will be able to watch Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Really and Home, live on the UKTV Play website. The channel streams will also be available on UKTV Play’s mobile and TV apps in the […]

Freesat adds Paramount Network

UK satellite free-to-view platform Freesat has added Paramount Network to its line-up of entertainment channels. The addition will give Freesat users access to US dramas such as political thriller, Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland, legal drama Suits. Marvel Agent Carter and DC’s Arrow. Other content includes US hidden camera show Impractical Jokers and comedy show The Office. The channel […]

Arte planning VOD platform

Franco-German culture channel Arte is planning to launch a video-on-demand platform in partnership with Arte Deutschland, the latter’s backers, public broadcasters ARD and ZDF and France Télévisions. Arte’s aim is to offer a streaming service bringing together the “best of European public channels” in multiple languages, according to Véronique Cayla, Arte president of Arte France, […]

Here TV taps Bitmax for video processing and licensing services

Digital media management and licensing provider Bitmax has struck a multi-year deal to provide digital media processing and licensing services for LGBTQ TV producer and channel provider Here Media. As part of the agreement, Bitmax will take on a range of processing services for Here Media’s films and TV series as well as its global […]

TRT World secures berth on Iflix

TRT World, the international English-language news channel operated by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, has secured distribution of its content on Asian streaming platform Iflix. TRT World’s linear channel will join iflix News, the streaming service’s 24-hour news hub which aggregates live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news […]

Nordic operators add new sports service to TV offerings

Telia and Telenor have added new linear TV sports channel Strive Sport TV to their programming line-ups. The channel was launched in March by Scandinavian sports streaming service Strive Sport, offering up to 10 football matches a week from Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga and North America’s Major League Soccer, including matches from LA […]

SPI International’s Timeless Drama debuts in Albania

SPI International/FilmBox’s Turkish drama offering, Timeless Drama Channel, has launched in Albania on pay TV outfit Digit-Alb’s platform. The lauch means that a range of Turkish drama shows will be available to Digit-Alb subscribers. SPI International announced the launch of Timeless Drama Channel last week, with a rollout on platforms including those of RTL Albania, […]

Mediaset denies ProSiebenSat.1 merger rumours, pulls sale of DTT unit

Mediaset and ProSiebenSat.1 have strongly denied press rumours that emerged last week that they are in talks about a possible merger. The Italian broadcaster issued a statement that “no negotiations are underway” with the German media group. ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze meanwhile told Reuters that he saw “no industrial logic” in such a combination. Conze […]

RTL names new chief for Croatia

International broadcaster RTL Group today has named Marc Puškarić as the new CEO of RTL Croatia, effective as of July 1. Puškarić, who is currently managing director of Bertelsmann Brazil Investments and the Bertelsmann Corporate Centre in Brazil, will replace Henning Tewes, who is joining Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as COO programme affairs and multichannel. Puškarić […]

TF1 completes sale of teleshopping unit

French broadcaster TF1 has completed the sale of its tele-shopping interests, including the sourcing of products, commercialisation and TV production, to Jerôme Dillard. Dillard is the unit’s former CEO and an independent entrepreneur specialising in teleshopping, consumer products, distribution and client relations. TF1 announced in January that it was in exclusive talks with Dillard for […]

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