INEA adds more TVN HD channels

Polish cable operator INEA has added three HD channels from broadcaster TVN to its programming line-up. INEA has added movies and series channel TVN 7 HD, female-focused lifestyle channel TVN Style HD and male-focused TVN Turbo HD to its high-definition line-up. INEA has about 40,000 HD-equipped subscribers in total.

TeliaSonera International Carrier to deliver NHL for Viasat

TeliaSonera International Carrier is to deliver NHL ice-hockey games to Viasat Broadcasting in Stockholm under a five-year deal. TeliaSonera will deliver 35 match feeds to Viasat. The company chose Snell to supply of its Alchemist frame rate convertors for fast motion HD sport broadcasts. Encompass Digital Media was chosen to provide the US contribution feeds.

Fox strikes VOD deal with VimpelCom

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, have struck a deal whereby titles from Fox’s catalogue of new and library films will be made available as part of the Beeline TV video-on-demand service. The deal means that Beeline TV subsribers will be able to view movies […]

Fox to use Civolution’s Teletrax to monitor content

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is to use TV technology provider Civolution’s media monitoring service Teletrax to monitor the broadcast of its video content in the international marketplace. According to Civolution, Teletrax will allow Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to accelerate rights windows for the overseas broadcast of its content, monitor on-air promotions of series, […]

Viaplay launches in Russia

Modern Times Group has launched its Viaplay online pay TV service in Russia. The service was previously available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The service, which is being made available via broadband internet across Russia, delivers an online on-demand subscription service, offering unlimited on-demand access to streamed TV series and documentaries, as well as […]

France Télévisions: no free movies on Pluzz

French public broadcaster France Télévisions has decided against offering films free of charge on its catch-up TV service Pluzz, according to local reports. The broadcaster had announced its intention to add films to the service a year ago, but failed to strike a deal with rights organisations. Separately, Jean Réveillon has been named head of […]

Sky Deutschland adds kids programming to Sky Anytime

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is to add kids programmes to its Sky Anytime catch-up offering from April 6. The service will launch with content from Cartoon Network, Boomerang and German kids channel Junior, with Nicktoons to follow. Content available will include Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Ben 10 and Biene Maja. Shows are available […]

Scripps looking to further international expansion

Channel provider Scripps Networks Interactive is likely to look to further international acquisitions following its acquisition of the UK‘s Travel Channel in March. Speaking to journalists at the MIP TV event in Cannes at the weekend, Scripps Networks Interactive general manager Bob Baskerville said that the company was “very serious about growing its international business”. […]

Trace Sports HD launches on Numericable

French broadcaster Trace has signed a carriage deal with Numericable for its new sports channel Trace Sports. The channel, dedicated to sports celebrities, will launch in HD on the French cable operator’s network on April 12. Launched in June 2011, Trace Sports has secured distribution agreements in 70 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin […]

A+E poach Sundance exec as international MD

A+E Networks has appointed Christopher Barry as managing director, international strategy and digital media.  Based in New York and reporting to Sean Cohan, senior vice-president, international for A+E Networks, Barry will develop the division’s strategic initiatives in partnership with executives around the world and cultivate new growth opportunities, including investments and partnerships. He will also oversee […]