Channel Launches


Estrella Media launches channels on Samsung TV Plus

Estrella Media has become the latest media company to partner with Samsung on its rapidly expanding Samsung TV Plus AVOD platform. The company is a Spanish-language media organisation, and has announced that it will bring its KSDX-EstrellaTV and Estrella News content to Samsung TV Plus. As its name would suggest, Estrella Media operates the Estrella […]

Fawesome launches on Sling TV

Sling TV, the Dish Network-owned vMVPD service, has partnered with Future Today to add Fawesome to its growing lineup of free streaming channels. Ad-supported streaming media business Future Today said that Fawesome offers over 10,000 movies and shows across more than 25 genres. Sling TV users will join viewers on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, […]

Court TV expands to Freesat

US courtroom news network Court TV has expanded its reach in the UK in a deal with Freesat. The channel first launched in the UK in September, and provides viewers access to, and analysis of, true-life courtroom dramas taking place in the US. Daytime trial coverage in the US airs in primetime in the UK […]

Insight TV ties up distribution deal with ViacomCBS for Pluto TV channel launches in UK and Germany

UHD broadcaster Insight TV has launched three of its channels on ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV in the UK and Germany as both continue their accelerated growth. The millennial-focused broadcaster has brought three of its channels to the service: lifestyle channel Insight TV; action-focused channel InTrouble; and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder. Key titles offered by the channels […]

Insight TV to launch on Huawei Video

Huawei has continued to quietly expand its ad-supported mobile-first video platform Huawei Video by signing a new deal with Insight TV. The announcement made by Natalie Boot, VP Media Sales, Insight TV, and Jamie Gonzalo, VP of Huawei Mobile Services EU, will see the flagship lifestyle channel Insight TV and its short-form content channel InShort […]

Vivacom takes FunBox UHD

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecommunications provider Vivacom have expanded their existing partnership to include SPI’s 4K entertainment and lifestyle channel FunBox UHD in the latter’s new UHD offering. The channel, which features documentaries, music, sports, arts/culture and lifestyle programming, has been available to Vivacom subscribers in the 4K Ultra package starting November 2. In […]

Netflix launches first linear channel

Netflix has gone linear for the first time. The channel, dubbed Direct, will launch in France as a test of the viability of Netflix as a more traditional TV offering. It will air French, international and US films and series that are available on the streaming service, available exclusively to Netflix subscribers. At least initially, […]

Film1 launches on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands

SPI International-owned Film1 has launched three of its channels on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands. Amazon Prime Video Channels launched across Spain, Italy and the Netherlands this week, allowing existing subscribers to add a wide array of other video services to their package. Film1 is the latest addition in the Dutch country, with […]

Haystack News adds live streaming from ABC News, CBSN and others

Ad-supported streaming service Haystack News has added 24/7 live viewing from a number of leading news networks. Haystack has built up its name as an aggregator of local, national and world news content, but will hope to reach a new audience with the addition of 16 channels, led by Disney’s ABC News Live and CBSN […]

Arirang TV selects Globecast for Western Europe Simply K-Pop launch

South Korean English-language TV network Arirang TV has announced an extended partnership with satellite operator Globecast to launch its HD channel in Western Europe. The deal will see the Simply K-Pop music channel, which is aimed at international audiences, broadcast across the region on satellite Astra 1L at 19.2°E. Arirang TV, operated by the Korea […]

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