Channel Launches


Starz channels launch on YouTube TV in the US

Starz’s lineup of 14 Starz and Starz Encore channels have launched on YouTube’s over-the-top YouTube TV service in the US. Access to the Starz-branded channels – along with the Starz and Starz Encore video-on-demand catalogues – will be available for US$9.99 per month, giving viewers access to Starz Original series including Outlander, American Gods and Vida. “The addition of […]

Viacom launches Paramount Network in the UK

Viacom International Media Networks is to launch Paramount Network in the UK in July as a new destination for scripted drama, comedy and movie content. The channel, which will launch on July 4, will be scheduled and programmed by the Channel 5 editorial team under the direction of Ben Frow, director of programmes at Viacom-owned […]

Eurochannel launches on Vodafone Portugal

Eurochannel, the pay TV network dedicated to European cinema and series, has launched on Vodafone in Portugal. The Portuguese language version is available in high definition on channel number 218 of Vodafone’s ‘Pack TV Plus’ offer. “Portugal is a country with a growing appetite for premium quality content. We are thrilled to be able to […]

Club MTV replaces MTV Dance in the UK

Viacom-owned MTV UK has launched Club MTV, a music channel that will replace the MTV Dance network on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the UK. MTV said the channel will be “the ultimate party destination”, celebrating club culture by playing a mix of electronic dance music, urban music, house songs and crossover hits. […]

YouSee launches comedy channel as it invests further in content

TDC Group-owned Danish cable TV service provider YouSee is launching an own-branded comedy channel that will feature the work of some Denmark’s most popular comedians. The channel, YouSee Comedy, launches today, and will include both homegrown programmes and shows from abroad, including BBC 3 comedy This Country. The channel will feature the work of established […]

Canal+ teams up with sister company for classical music channel

French pay TV provider Canal+ has teamed up with Vivendi sister-company Universal Music to launch a new channel dedicated to classical music. The new service, Deutsche Grammophon+, will offer exclusive programmes and content based on Deutsche Grammophon catalogue. The channel will make available about 400 titles at launch, spanning short documentaries, interviews, profiles, extracts, concerts […]

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 […]

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