Channel Launches


Twitch launches sports channel with backing from Real Madrid and Juventus

Amazon’s game streaming platform Twitch has announced the launch of a dedicated sports content channel in partnership with a number of top football clubs. The streamer has signed deals with newly crowned Spanish champions Real Madrid, along with Serie A leaders Juventus, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and English FA Cup finalists Arsenal. All of […]

Pluto TV Latin America launches seven new channels

ViacomCBS is continuing its push of ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV into Latin America with the launch of seven new channels. The new launches join the currently available 36 channels and a content library of more than 14,000 hours of VOD content. Starting today, the following channels will be available to Pluto TV Latin America […]

Fite launches on Netgem TV in UK and Ireland

Combat sports streaming platform Fite has launched on Netgem TV in the UK and Ireland. The UK is the second largest market for Fite, and effectively serves as the UK home of upstart pro wrestling promotion AEW. Fite offers access to PPV events from a number of other promotions, such as WWE, Top Rank and […]

Virgin Media to launch fitness channel with Daley Thompson

Virgin Media has announced the launch of a fitness channel as the country continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has seen gyms shut around the nation. Launching in partnership with double Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson CBE and a team of fitness experts, the ‘Get Moving’ fitness channel, will start broadcasting on […]

Eurochannel to launch on Swisscom TV

European cinema channel Eurochannel will launch on Swisscom.  The operator announced that the channel is now available to Swisscom TV subscribers in a German language version on the Top Deutsch+ package and as a French language version on the Top Français+ package. Marking the launch of the channel on Swisscom, Eurochannel will offer a selection […]

Alchimie to launch 30 VOD channels across France, UK, Spain and Italy in deal with Samsung

Content aggregation and distribution company Alchimie has become an accredited Samsung partner, in a move that will allow it to distribute over 30 on demand channels on Samsung’s TV Plus platform across France, UK, Spain and Italy.  The channels will be made up of 40,000 hours of factual content from across Europe, with Alchimie saying […]

Nine Entertainment and Discovery in talks over new channel

Australian media giant Nine Entertainment is reportedly in talks to launch a new network in partnership with Discovery. The proposed channel will be called Rush and feature programming from Discovery, which is behind brands including Science Channel, Turbo and Animal Planet. Neither Nine nor Discovery confirmed the new channel plans but the Rush brand has […]

A+E’s History channel to be rebranded Sky History

A+E Networks and Sky have announced a new joint venture channel Sky History. The new channel will replace A+E Networks’ UK channel History in Spring 2020, a statement from the broadcaster said. Sky History will continue to be operated by A+E Networks, and serves as its flagship brand alongside Crime+Investigation, Sky History2 (formerly History2), Lifetime […]

Rakuten TV launches Kids TV channel

AVOD platform Rakuten TV has announced the launch of the new Kids TV channel. As the title would suggest, the channel will offer a range of children’s content and launches in partnership with Aardman Animations, Milimages, Motion Pictures and Lingokids. Rakuten TV is available in more than 42 countries, with the company claiming to be […]

BeIN Sports Xtra lands on Pluto

Free-to-air channel beIN Sports Xtra has launched on ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV in the US.  The channel initially launched in November 2019 on the Roku Channel, utilising beIN’s existing English and Spanish feed to drive awareness of the brand and content “that would otherwise be crowded out of the live premiere window given the extensive rights […]

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