Channel Launches

envision adds two SPI channels in expanded MENA rights deal

Canal+-owned SPI/FilmBox has announced a distribution deal with evision to offer the Gametoon and Dizi channels in MENA. envision is the media & entertainment division of e& life with flagship entertainment services such as eLife TV, Switch TV, Misr TV and Mobily TV. It currently offers a range of SPI channels including the flagship FilmBox, […]

Taiwan launches English-language channel with eye on US expansion

Taiwan has launched an English-language TV channel at a time when the Chinese state is attempting to assert dominance over the island. The channel, TaiwanPlus, is backed by the Taiwanese government and provides a range of news, lifestyle and entertainment content. It initially began operating as an online streaming platform in 2021, but has now […]

SPI brings Dizi to Malta with Melita

SPI/FilmBox has announced a distribution deal with Malta pay TV operator Melita for its drama channel Dizi. This represents SPI/FilmBox’s first distribution deal with Melita, with the channel set to be available in its L and XL packages on channel number 332.  Dizi broadcasts a wide range of Turkish drama series and has rapidly expanded […]

Warner Bros. Discovery and SRMG partner for Arabic FTA channel launch

Warner Bros. Discovery has announced a partnership with leading MENA media group SRMG to launch a new free-to-air Arabic language channel. Asharq Discovery will be exclusively available in the MENA region, and offer a wide range of content from both companies’ portfolios. The channel’s remit will span across pop science and engineering, motoring and turbo, […]

SPI to distribute Outdoor Sport Channel

Canal+-owned SPI International has announced a distribution partnership deal with outdoor sports television company Outdoor Sport Channel. The deal will see SPI distribute the channel under its portfolio across all of its international audiences. SPI will offer Outdoor Sport Channel in multiple formats including linear, FAST, and VOD. Outdoor Sport Channel is described as the […]

Free first in Europe for Insight’s new INULTRA channel 

Millennial-focused channel operator Insight TV has announced a partnership with French telco Free for the operator to launch its new flagship channel. Free will be the first provider in Europe to launch INULTRA, Insight TV’s flagship UHD HDR channel, since its rebrand.  Free customers can now access lifestyle content from Insight TV such as Squad […]

India’s QYou to launch dedicated gaming channel

Indian youth media group, QYou Media, has announced the launch of a brand new channel dedicated to videogames. Q GameX will launch in September 2022, and provide round-the-clock coverage of gaming content ranging from esports and gameplay streams to unboxing experiences and insights on gaming hardware.  The group said that India is set to become […]

FilmBox comes to Ziggo

SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of its flagship channel FilmBox in the Netherlands with Ziggo. The deal will provide all 3.1 million Ziggo customers with access to FilmBox and its curated selection of Hollywood films.  FilmBox first launched in the Netherlands in mid-2021, and is now available on Canal Digitaal, DELTA, Caiway,, Kabelnoord, Plinq, […]

QYou expands footprint with One Plus FAST channel launch

Youth-oriented Hindi language channel operator QYou Media has announced an expansion with One Plus smart TV systems via its Oxygen Play content discovery platform. The partnership now means that its channel, The Q, is now available in over 125 million TV households and to over 680 million users via OTT, mobile and app based platforms. […]

Fuel TV on FuboTV

Action sports broadcaster Fuel TV has announced a partnership with FuboTV to launch in the US and Canada. The deal, announced by Fuel TV chief revenue officer Felipe Castilho, will ses subscribers to FuboTV’s Sports Plus add-on package gain access to FuelTV’s premium content focused exclusively on the sports, culture and lifestyles of Surfing, Skateboarding, […]

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