Channel Launches

Eutelsat expands 7/8° West HD channel line-up

Eutelsat has grown the number of free-to-air HD channels it broadcasts in the 7/8° West video neighbourhood, which covers the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), by 44% year-on-year. Announcing the stats to coincide with the CABSAT Dubai trade show, Eutelsat said that as of this month it is now broadcasting more than 110 free-to-air […]

Gametoon eSports channel launches on Inea in Poland

SPI International / FilmBox’s interactive eSports channel, Gametoon HD, has joined Polish cable operator Inea’s content line-up. Gametoon HD – a millennial-focused channel that revolves around gaming and eSports – is now available to all Inea’s customers who have an HD cable box. The channel features highlights of popular video games, entertainment content from gaming […]

Edwige taps Arkena for Edgy TV European launch

Canadian online magazine Edwige Magazine has tapped Arkena for the launch of its Edgy TV channel in the European market. The female-skewed channel, which covers music, fashion, beauty, decoration and current trends and is aimed at 20-65 year-olds, launched on Luxembourg operator Post Télécom’s TV service in December. Arkena is supplying content management services for […]

Freesat adds to its line-up

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added to its channel line-up. The racing and automotive channel will be available in as part of Freesat’s news and sports offering on channel number 253. The move marks’s first steps into subscription-free TV in the UK and also underlines Freesat’s focus on offering its viewers as […]

Al Aan TV HD broadcasting on Arabsat

Arabic entertainment channel Al Aan TV HD has begun broadcasting on the Arabsat BADR-4 satellite at 26° East. Al Aan TV’s exclusive deal with Arabsat will enable it reach over 100 territories in the satellite operator’s footprint in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. Wael Al Buti, Arabsat CCO said: “Al Aan TV is […]

Volia adds Ukrainian Paramount Comedy to line-up in deal with 1+1

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added a localised Paramount Comedy to its programming line-up through a partnership with Ukrainian media group 1+1. The channel is a Ukrainian version of the Comedy Central international channel, the content rights to which are held by 1+1 Media. Viktoriya Tsomaya, Volia’s director of marketing, said that the operator’s collaboration […]

Magyar Telekom adds ShortsTV to line-up

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian service provider Magyar Telekom has added short movies channel ShortsTV to its content line-up. ShortsTV, which is distributed across the US and Europe, and which features professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short movies from around the world as well as its own original programming, will be available on channel 162 […]

NTV+ launches 10 new channels

Russian pay TV platform NTV+ has launched 10 new channels via the Eutelsat 36B and Express AMU1 satellites for subscribers in the western half of Russia. National news channel Izvestia, hunting and fishing channel Dikiy (Wild), series channel NTV-Hit, family-oriented generalist channel Super, lifestyle channel Usad’ba TV and fashion channel Yuvelirochka Moda (Jewelry Fashion) joined […]

Vivid Red HD to launch in Europe in January

Vivid Entertainment is due to launch a new adult channel, Vivid Red HD, in Europe on January 1, 2018. Vivid Red HD will be available on the Hotbird satellite and will broadcast under a Dutch licence, airing the best-selling movies from Vivid’s library. Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat and Slovenia’s T-2 will be among the first pay […]

M6 invests in new Ivory Coast channel Life TV

M6 has invested in a new digital terrestrial TV (DTT) station that is due to launch in the Ivory Coast in 2018 called Life TV. Life TV will be a general interest channel with a varied programme schedule spanning entertainment, news, films and talk-shows. The channel will broadcast local content, produced in-house in a new […]