Channel Launches


Cheddar joins YouTube TV line-up

Millennial-focused business news network, Cheddar, has joined YouTube TV’s channel line-up in the US. Cheddar and sister channel Cheddar Big News – a live general news network – both premiered on YouTube’s over-the-top subscription TV service yesterday. “I am ecstatic that YouTube TV has added Cheddar to its base bundle line-up, and YouTube TV is […]

Vectra adds Eleven Sports 4 following end of nc+ exclusivity

Polish cable operator Vectra has added Eleven Sports 4 from Eleven Sports, the first Polish national cable operator to add the new channel to its line-up. To promote the launch, Vectra is offering access to all Eleven Sports channels unencrypted from April 17-29. Eleven Sports 4 will be made available as part of Vectra’s Platinum […]

Discovery Kids launches on Amazon Channels in the UK

Discovery has launched digital subscription service, Discovery Kids, on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels service in the UK. Discovery Kids offers content targeted at children aged four to eight years old, including animated series like My Little Pony, Peppa Pig and Angry Birds Toons, as well as Discovery content like Doki, Meet the Penguins and Dogs: The Untold Story. “Children are digital natives from […]

Eutelsat: number of Ultra HD channels grows 26% in six months

The number of Ultra HD channels broadcast around the world has grown by 26% in the past six months to reach 125, according to Eutelsat research. Speaking at MIPTV’s Ultra HD opening session yesterday, Eutelsat’s director of global market research and customer experience, Claudia Vaccarone, described the growth as “really impressive”. Today the 125 UHD […]

Alchimie launches Okidoki kids channel on Amazon in Germany

Distribution company Alchimie has launched its Okidoki bouquet of children’s content in Germany and Austria as part of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels line-up. The ad-free channel will feature more than 1,000 episodes of  over-the-top content which will be available to German-speaking children for €4.99 per-month. Okidoki will feature a curated mix of animation, live action […]

Croatia’s HRT launches news channel for international audience

Croatian public broadcaster HRT is to launch new free-to-air news channel HRT-HTV 5 to an international audience on the Eutelsat satellite platform. HRT has signed a multi-year agreement to take capacity at Eutelsat’s Hotbird position at 13° East to deliver the channel to an international viewr base across Europe and the Middle East. HRT-HTV 5 […]

BBC Earth launches across MENA, CBeebies debuts in Turkey

Factual channel BBC Earth is due to launch across the Middle East and North Africa region through the beIN direct-to-home satellite service on April 5. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, announced the deal and said that BBC Earth will extend its distribution in Turkey by launching via operator Digiturk on the same day. At […]

Edgy TV debuts in UK on Vision247 Freeview platform

Canadian multicultural lifestyle channel Edgy TV is to debut in the UK on Vision247’s Freeview channel. Vision247’s Freeview portal – channel 264 – provides access to the UK free-to-view platform via hybrid IP delivery to connected boxes to over 30 channels. Edgy TV will also be available on the visiontv.co.uk website, on mobile apps and […]

Eleven Sports launches on Twitch in the US

Eleven Sports has launched a new live sports channel on video game-focused social streaming platform Twitch. Eleven Prime will offer Twitch users traditional sports like basketball, baseball, football and hockey, as well as coverage sports with “underserved fan bases” such as darts and drone racing. The channel will be available on Twitch in the US, […]

M7’s HD Austria adds new channels

M7 Group-owned Austrian pay TV operator HD Austria has added seven new channels to its offering. The operator has added crime series channel 13th Street HD, entertainment news channel E! Entertainment, kids channel Fix&Foxi TV, music channels Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, sci-fi channel Syfy HD and general entertainment channel Universal Channel HD to its […]

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