Broadcasters


Fox HD and Nat Geo Wild HD to launch on Sky Deutschland

Fox HD and Nat Geo Wild HD are to launch on Sky Deutschland in Germany and Austria later this year. The two channels will launch on Sky on October 15, exclusive to the News Corp-backed pay TV platform. Entertainment channel Fox HD will air shows including Mad Men and Walking Dead in HD quality, while […]

Former CNN exec to take over at Current TV

Former CNN executive David Bohrman has been appointed president of Current TV. He will join the Al Gore-backed broadcaster, which operates a cable network in the US as well as on a raft of international platforms, following the departure of CEO Mark Rosenthal. Bohrman will oversee programming, production, broadcast operations, digital and technology and will […]

New iPlayer for connected TVs

The BBC has announced plans to build the presence of iPlayer on TV sets. The public broadcaster has launched a new version of its catch-up platform for TVs, with PlayStation 3 users the first to benefit. The new version of the on-demand catch-up platform offers a simplified and intuitive user interface designed to replicate the […]

Elisabeth Murdoch delays joining News board

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of News Corp chairman Rupert, will not be joining the News board this year. Following News Corp’s acquisition of Elisabeth Murdoch’s production and distribution company Shine, she was expected to be voted on to the board of News at the company’s annual general meeting. However, she has now said that it would […]

Viacom’s posts healthy increase in channels revenue

US-based media giant Viacom posted a 10% increase in revenues across its domestic and international channels operation in the first nine months of its financial year. For the three quarters to end-June, the company posted revenues of US$10.9 billion (€7.6 billion), an 8% increase year-on-year. Revenues from the company’s channels division came in at US$6.9 […]

Romtelecom adds trio of Chello channels

Romanian telco Romtelecom has added Chello Central Europe’s TV Paprika, JimJam and MGM TV to its Dolce pay TV platform. Food channel TV Paprika, kids channel JimJam and movie channel MGM TV are available in the Dolce Extra and Dolce Maxim packages. Last week Romtelecom announced that had 1,222,336 TV customers at the end of […]

Age of Discovery

Discovery plans more international launches to follow that of TLC in the Nordic territories. Stuart Thomson talked to Discovery International president and CEO Mark Hollinger. Discovery Communications International is planning further international launches, following the March 4 debut of female lifestyle-oriented channel TLC in Norway on the Canal Digital, GET and Lyse networks. Discovery aims […]

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