Broadcasters


Eurosport joins forces with Onet for Polish portal

Sports broadcaster Eurosport is partnering with Polish online media group Onet to launch a new sports portal in the country. The joint website, eurosport.onet.pl, will gather content including videos from sport.onet.pl and eurosport.pl. The new site will launch on August 27 with around 5,000 articles added each month. Krzysztof Swiergel, managing director, Eurosport Polska, said, […]

Fox’s Reilly promoted

Kevin Reilly has been promoted to chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company. Reilly, who was formerly president of entertainment at the News Corp-backed US broadcaster and studio, will now oversee all programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs.
 He will continue to report to Peter Rice, who was recently promoted to chairman and […]

SatLink and Telesat team for DVB-S2 link from EMEA to Latin America

Teleport and playout operator SatLink Communications has partnered with satellite operator Telesat to deliver TV programming to Latin America on a new Ku-band MCPC DVB-S2 platform utilising Telesat’s Telstar 12 satellite. The new service will enable broadcasters to distribute HD and SD channels from EMEA to the Latin American pay TV operators and to North […]

Canal Plus and Mediapro strike football truce

Rival Spanish media groups Canal Plus and Mediapro have reached a truce in their long-running war over football rights by agreeing to share La Liga rights for the next three seasons. Under the latest deal, Canal Plus will air matches on pay TV, and Mediapro’s Gol TV will air eight matches a week on digital-terrestrial […]

A+E Networks UK names Davis as VP commercial operations

A+E Networks UK, the joint-venture between broadcaster A+E Networks and pay TV operator BSkyB, has appointed Bakori Davis in the newly created role of vice-president of commercial operations.
 Davis, who joins the company from Viacom Media Networks, will be responsible for all linear and non-linear channel distribution within the UK, Ireland, central and eastern Europe, […]

MTG rolling out 11 new channels in the Nordic region

Modern Times Group is launching 11 new channels in the Nordic region along with four catch-up channels. The Viasat History, Viasat Explorer, Viasat Nature and Viasat Crime offerings will roll out at the start of November. The Swedish version of Viasat Sport will launch in Sweden and Finland at the same time as will Viasat […]

Dajto gains Czech distribution

M77 Group-owned Czech pay TV services Skylink and CS Link have added new male-focused thematic channel Dajto to their programming line-up. The channel is available on the Astra satellite platform at 23.5° East. UPC Slovakia has also added CME-owned Dajto to its line-up.

CNBC names international sales chief

CNBC International has named Jason Webby as senior vice-president, sales. In this newly created international role, Webby, whole was previously senior vice-president, Global head of sales for the Economist Intelligence Unit, will oversee CNBC’s advertising sales operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

TV4 extends hockey rights

Sweden’s TV4 Group has extended its deal to show Swedish Super League hockey along with home internationals, the hockey World Cup, Champions Cup and Euro Floorball Tour until 2016. TV4 will show the men’s World Cup to be planed in Gothenburg in 2014. Men’s and Women’s Swedish Super League matches will be broadcast on TV4 […]

HBO joins the on-demand TV fight in the Nordic region

HBO is launching a multiplatform TV service in the Nordic territories, placing it directly in competition with the likes of Voddler and LoveFilm as well as Netflix, which yesterday announced it is launching service in the region.
 HBO said it was launching a “multi-platform video distribution venture”, without clarifying exactly what that would be. It […]