Channel Launches


New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]

Sony to launch free-to-air Christmas pop-up channel

Sony has announced the return of its dedicated Christmas pop-up channel in the UK. The Sony Movies Christmas channel will start broadcasting on September 10, and will be available until January.  The channel will be available on Freeview 50, Sky 319, Virgin 424 and Freesat 303. Programming will include channel premieres such as Holiday Road […]

Roku adds Kids & Family offering to Roku Channel

Roku has added Kids & Family to its Roku Channel OTT platform. The experience adds a range of family-oriented content available for free and through premium subscriptions.  Roku says that Kids & Family delivers an array of shows, movies, live linear and short-form video typically found across multiple free and paid kids’ channels under one […]

Roku expands live TV offering

Roku has reinforced its programming offering with the addition of several free live TV channels. The addition of five channels brings the total available linear channels up to more than 30, with fubo Sports Network being the most noteworthy addition.  The ad-supported network, which soft-launched in June, is streaming service fuboTV’s first channel designed to […]

Sky Italia in talks to launch DAZN channel

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is reportedly in talks with Sky Italia to launch a channel on the pay TV platform. As reported by Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, negotiations are apparently at an advanced stage, with only details such as costs and conditions for Sky customers remaining to be sorted. In Italy, DAZN owns rights […]

MBC Group set to launch MBC Iraq channel

MBC Group is due to launch a new premium entertainment channel targeted at Iraqi families. MBC Iraq is due to launch on February 17, following two preview broadcasts on the preceding days: coverage of Winter at Tantora, a Saudi cultural festival featuring a number of Iraqi singers on February 15; and the season six debut […]

Discovery to launch DMAX in UK

Discovery is expanding its UK portfolio with a male-skewing free-to-air entertainment channel. DMAX will launch in the UK on 16 January with programmes including adult animated comedy Archer, reality series Naked and Afraid and Man Vs Food and Alaska-set doc series Life Below Zero. The channel is to have an “adventurous tone” that centres around a “more is more” brand that […]

New shopping channel for Nigeria

Shopex TV, and new teleshopping service for Nigeria, is to launch on December 1. The channel, operated by local outfit Response Architects and founded by Nigerian entrepreneur Isi Abebe with investment form London-based Expert Media Partners, will market a range of  lifestyle, fitness and kitchen products from multiple retailers using TV as is main sales […]

SPI International launches Gametoon HD in Sweden

Channel provider SPI International’s has launched gaming channel Gametoon HD in the Swedish market through a new agreement with Swedish TV provider Kalejdo. The deal extends the existing carriage of SPI channels on Kalejdo’s platform to eight channels in total.  Kalejdo, which already features SPI channels such as 360TuneBox, DocuBox, Fast&FunBox, FightBox, and FilmBox Arthouse, will […]

Salt adds raft of new services to TV platform

Swiss service provider Salt has added a raft of new services including, this week, one of a range of packages targeted at expatriate groups living in Switzerland, Le Bouquet Portugais from French channel aggregator Thema. The Portuguese package will be available without long-term contract commitments for CHF9.95 (€8.73) a month and offers four channels: generalist […]

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