Broadcasters


Outdoor Channel launches in Serbia and Ukraine

Chello Zone-owned Outdoor Channel will be carried in Serbia and Ukraine after carriage deals were concluded with pay TV operators. In Serbia, the channel will be carried on Open IPTV, the IPTV service operated by the country’s largest telco, Telekom Srbija. In Ukraine it will be on the Volia in the cabler’s HD and SD […]

ESPN Goals app now available

Sports channel ESPN’s ESPN Goals app is now available to download for iPhone and Android-based devices free of charge. ESPN Goals allows sports fans to view all goals from English Premier League matches within a few minutes of the action taking place. The enhanced app features video clips of all goals and other highlights, pre-match […]

Rovi in Channel 4 connected TV ad trial

Digital TV technology company Rovi is carrying out interactive advertising trials in the UK, using ads from Twentieth Century Fox and Channel 4. The movie studio and UK broadcaster will use Rovi’s advertising technologies to run advertising campaigns on connected TVs, Blu-ray players and other internet connected devices. They will offer interactive capabilities including multimedia […]

History expands in Romania with Romtelecom

A&E Networks’ History channel is expanding in Romania with a launch on Romtelecom’s IPTV and DTH platforms. History will be available to Romtelecom subscribers on its DTH and IPTV Extra and Maxim packages. The channel is programmed and operated in Romania by AETN UK, a joint venture between A&E Networks and UK pay TV operator […]

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 […]