Channel Launches


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 […]

Meo TV to add Disney Junior offering

Disney Junior BrincaAprende, a new offering from Disney for Portugal, is set to launch exclusively on the Meo TV platform between November 23 and December 31. The edutainment channel, which will be available at no extra cost to Meo customers, will aim to offer educational content based on familiar Disney characters, bringing shows such as […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel launches in Turkey

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel and SVOD service have launched in Turkey for the first time via Turkcell’s over-the-top and IPTV platform, TV+. The deal marks the latest Viasat World brand to go live on TV+, with Epic Drama joining Viasat Explore and Viasat History. All three channels are dubbed in Turkish and available via […]