Channel Launches


RT’s French language channel goes live

The RT news network’s first French language TV channel, RT France, has gone live, covering local, regional, national and international stories affecting the Francophone world. The channel is headquartered in Paris but is dedicated to the French-speaking world and will broadcast in France, Belgium, Canada and the Mediterranean. RT France’s president and CEO, Xenia Fedorova, […]

Bloomberg and Twitter launch TicToc social news network

Bloomberg and Twitter have launched TicToc by Bloomberg, a round-the-clock global news network built specifically for the social media platform. The companies said that the service targets the “next generation of on-the-go, mobile-first news consumers” and combines Bloomberg’s news gathering capabilities with Twitter’s digital power and immediacy. TicToc by Bloomberg goes live today and will […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama launches with distribution partners

CEE-focused channels provider Viasat World has launched its new drama channel and associated subscription video-on-demand offering, Epic Drama and has named a line-up of distribution partners for the service. Viasat World has struck deals with operators across the region to carry the service. Operators including Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat, Romania’s RCS & RDS, Digi in Hungary, […]

MTV goes free-to-air in Germany

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV as a free-to-air channel in Germany. The music and entertainment channel is available via satellite, cable networks, IPTV and internet TV. Viewers can also live stream it on MTV.de/live and on through the free MTV Play App for iOS and Android. Viacom will start a launch campaign and introduce a new programming schedule […]

NHK World TV joins Unitymedia line-up

NHK World TV – the Japanese news, culture and lifestyle channel that broadcasts in the English Language – has launched on Unitymedia’s cable TV platform in Germany. The free-to-air channel joined Unitymedia’s basic channel line-up, which is accessible to all its cable TV households, at the end of last month. NHK World TV broadcasts original […]

PBS America launches on Freeview

PBS America has launched on Freeview, marking the free-to-air UK platform’s 12th and final channel launch of the year. The factual channel will be available on channel number 94 of the Freeview EPG and will air PBS America’s programming strands including Nova, Frontline and American Experience. “PBS America is an excellent addition to the Freeview channel […]

Travelxp 4K taps MX1 for HD+ German launch

4K UHD travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4k has tapped SES-owned media services provider MX1 to transmit its programmes on German HD platform HD+. MX1 will manage the playout and satellite uplink for the channel, which will be delivered via an Astra satellite at 19.2° East. The 4K and HDR channel will initially be available […]

DNA adds new HD channels to cable offering

Finnish telco and pay TV operator DNA has added two HD channels to its cable TV offering. DNA has added commercial broadcaster MTV’s Sub and AVA channels in HD to its cable offering, while MTV3 HD is now available free-to-air for the first time. All three channels can now be viewed via DNA’s cable network […]

Nina TV launches on new African TV platform Black

Telenovelas channel Nina TV has launched in South Africa on mobile operator Cell C’s new entertainment platform Black. Nina TV, which launched in 2015, has expanded its presence in English-speaking African markets, including Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. The channel airs a mix of content from Globo, including titles such as Precious Pearl, Caribbean Flower and […]

Ginx launches on Cosmote TV

ESports TV channel Ginx Esports TV has launched on Deutsche Telekom-affiliated Greek telco OTE’s Cosmote TV service. The agreement with Cosmote TV will bring Ginx’s coverage of eSports tournaments and associated factual, lifestyle and entertainment programming to Greek viewers. The channel will be available via Cosmote TV packages as well as through the Cosmote TV […]