BBC World News on SFR

BBC World News, the international news channel operated by the British public broadcaster, has extended its carriage deal with French pay TV operator SFR. The deal extends the channel across SFR’s satellite, DSL and fibre pay TV offers and means that the channel is available to more than 16 million households across France. 
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ProSiebenSat.1 HD channels on NetCologne

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck a deal with Cologne, Bonn and Aachen area service provider NetCologne to distribute its HD channels on NetCologne’s network. NetCologne will deliver Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD, Kabel Eins HD and Sixx HD from February 1. NetCologne and ProSiebenSat.1 have also extended their existing distribution deal for standard definition channels. NetCologne […]

The Euro50 Q&A: Linda Jensen, HBO Central Europe

HBO Central Europe, headed by CEO Linda Jensen, has continued to invest strongly in local content this year, airing locally produced series across its major markets. The broadcaster also launched HBO Go, its multi-screen online TV offering. 

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CME to launch new channels, expand pay TV

Central and Eastern European broadcast group CME is preparing to launch a number of new channels across six CEE markets and is eying an expansion of its pay TV business. CME president Adrian Sarbu told Czech business daily Hospodářské Noviny that it was planning to launch a raft of male-skewing, female-skewing and kids channels in […]

History UK claims record year

History UK, the factual channel owned by A+E Networks and BSkyB, recorded its highest-rating year ever in 2011, with the average number of adults watching up by 27%. The joint-venture said the second half of the year was particularly strong with the adult audience growing by 34% compared to the same period in 2010. During […]

France 24 reaches 235 million homes

News broadcaster France 24 increased its distribution by 33 million homes last year. The company, which operates English, French and Arabic channels, reached 235 million homes at the end of December. Of that total figure, 183 million households have 24-hour access to at least one of France 24’s channels while 52 million can watch for […]

Viacom promotes Kurz

Viacom International Media Networks has promoted research executive Christian Kurz to the position of vice president, research, insights and reporting for VIMN. Kurz was previously in charge of Nickelodeon’s international research efforts but will now cover VIMN brands including MTV and Comedy Central. He is based in New York and reports to Willem Schelling, senior […]

The Euro50 Q&A: Bartek Gudowski, Viasat Satellite Services

Bartek Gudowski, as CEO of Viasat Satellite Services, part of Modern Times Group, has overseen a number of important developments over the course of this year, including the launch of 3D on the Viasat platform. Age 32 Education MSc Electrical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm Previous positions COO of Viasat […]

Endemol restructuring enters final phase

Endemol said today that most of its lenders have now agreed on a restructuring plan for the debt-laden production and distribution giant. The company said it has reached a milestone in the restructuring process whereby over two-thirds of lenders are agreed on principle on the future shape of the company and its financial structure.
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TFI to release Fox’s Alcatraz day after the US

Leading French commercial broadcaster TF1 is making JJ Abrams’ latest scripted series Alcatraz available a day after it is aired in the US. The show, which bowed on the Fox network on Monday with solid ratings, is available with subtitles as part of TF1’s premium video-on-demand offering of US series. Customers wanting to watch the […]