EBU launches new corporate identity

The EBU has launched a new corporate identity developed by Dutch design agency Studio Dumbar. The corporate identity will be rolled out progressively across all the organisation’s activities and events. “The identity encapsulates the dynamic organisation our Members want us to be. Using one visual approach across all our activities unifies and strengthens our organisation,” […]

HBO Nordic fleshes out standalone OTT plans

HBO has revealed details about its new online service for the Nordic region. The launch marks the first time HBO will offer a standalone online service that doesn’t require a traditional pay TV subscription. HBO Nordic will launch its first HBO-branded service in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in October. The premium linear and on-demand […]

Trace Sports heads to Ono

Trace Sports, the channel dedicated to sports celebrities, is launching on Ono’s network in Spain. The channel will be available on Ono’s cable platform from September 1 in HD and standard definition. It will form part of Ono’s Basic package. Launched in June 2011, Trace Sports gives access to top sports stars, including Rafael Nadal, […]

CSA considering eight candidates for AEF chief

French media regulator the CSA is considering eight candidates to head the country’s external media organisation the AEF, following the recent forced departure of president Alain de Pouzilhac. The candidates reportedly include former France Télévisions president Marc Tessier, current AEF strategy director Franck Melloul, former France 24 editorial director Jean Lesieur and former deputy CEO […]

Channel 5’s Milkshake! joins YouView

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is launching an on-demand player for its Milkshake! kids programming strand on connected TV platform YouView. Targeted at two-to-seven year-olds, Milkshake! offers a range of shows including Little Princess, Fifi and the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car. “We’re very pleased to have Milkshake! on board and that they have chosen […]

ESPN signs record international MLB deal

Sports broadcaster ESPN has extended its agreement with Major Legaue Baseball (MLB) in a deal reported to be worth in the region of US$5.6 billion (€4.5 billion) over eight years. The deal, which runs from 2014 to 2021 covers rights for the US, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific […]

Trace Sports makes Russian expansion

French broadcaster Trace is ramping up its activity in Russia with the appointment of a managing director for the region. Trace has also secured a Universal Broadcasting licence for Russia for its Trace Sports channel. The broadcaster already operates music channels Trace Urban and Trace Tropical in Russia and recently launched sports celebrity channel on […]

Multimedia Polska adds HBO channels

Polish second largest cable operator Multimedia Polska has added HBO’s channels and on-demand services to its line-up. Multimedia Polska is offering the Premium HBO HD Pack, the HBO Go multiscreen on-demand service and HBO On-Demand. The on-demand services will be available to subscribers that take up the premium linear offering, which includes six channels: HBO, […]

NetCologne adds raft of new channels

German cable and IPTV operator NetCologne is adding a raft of new channels to its line-up, taking the total number of HD channels on the platform to 48. New free-to-air HD channels on the platform include SWR, 3sat HD and Ki.Ka HD. All three will be available to NetCologne subscribers next month. Other new free […]

Ono adds Disney HD to TiVo offering

Spanish cable operator Ono has added the HD version of Disney Channel to its TiVo service. The move means that Ono’s TiVo subscribers will be able to view a range of Disney content in HD, including popular classics such as Phineas and Ferb and local production La gira featuring music group Pop4U.