Channel Launches


La Liga TV launches on Virgin Media 

Premier Sports has announced a partnership with Virgin Media to bring its new channel, La Liga TV, to the operator. The announcement was made at a launch event for the new channel in London. Speaking at the launch, La Liga president Javier Tebas said that the league “wants to be as visible as possible” and […]

La Liga TV launches in UK

Spanish football channel La Liga TV has launched in the UK. The channel is available to Sky TV subscribers and claims to be the UK’s first dedicated channel showing all live content from a top football league. The channel is being offered with an initial two-week free trial period through January 28. This will cover […]

PSG launches GCN auf Deutsch

GCNCycling-oriented Play Sports Group (PSG) has announced the launch of GCN auf Deutsch. The channel, the 11th launched by PSG, is a dedicated German-language source for cycling content. This includes How-To videos, footage from the biggest races, access to riders and teams, tech insights, and a weekly magazine show. The channel will be fronted by […]

Adult channel Vivid Red HD to launch on Nova in Greece

Greek digital satellite pay TV operator Nova has signed a distribution deal with adult entertainment company Gamma Broadcast Group. The deal will see Gamma’s Vivid Red HD adult channel made available to Nova’s pay TV subscribers. Nova is one of Greece’s largest home entertainment and communication services bundlers. Its products range from the Nova Energy […]

Discovery brings Eurosport 4K and HGTV to Slovenia with Telekom Slovenje

Discovery has announced a renewed agreement with Telekom Slovenje for the launch of two new pay TV channels in the country. The first is Eurosport 4K, the UHD iteration of Discovery’s sports network. The channel initially launched in May 2018 in the UK on Sky Q and Virgin Media to coincide with the French Open […]

AT&T to turn Audience Network into HBO Max preview channel

WarnerMedia is transforming its Audience Network pay TV channel into one designed to market its upcoming streamer HBO Max. The network was a legacy asset from AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV. Its fate has long been a topic of discussion for the company’s execs, and it has been without a programming executive since the departure of […]

Discovery’s HGTV to launch in Italy as FTA channel 

Discovery is launching home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Italy, with the nation being the first to receive it as a free-to-air channel. HGTV is Discovery’s flagship lifestyle brand with a large number of reality shows focused on renovation and decorating. Popular titles include House Hunters Renovation, Flip or Flop and Love it or List […]

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia extend distribution deal to 12 channels

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia have announced a multi-year extension of their deal in Italy. The arrangement will see Paramount Network, Spike and VH1 added to Sky, bringing the total number of ViacomCBS-branded channels on Sky platforms in Italy to 12. This includes localised versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Italian kids’ channel […]

Love Nature channel expands across Europe

Blue Ant Media is expanding the reach of its Love Nature channel in Europe. The 4K natural history channel has become available in Slovakia via local operator Antik Telecom, with thew deal brokered by Chiara McKee, VP of EMEA, kids and global networks at Blue Ant. Antik subscribers will have access to Love Nature’s library […]

Pluto TV continues to build with six new channel launches

ViacomCBS’s AVOD streamer Pluto TV has announced the launch of six new channels in the UK.  These additions take the number of channels to almost 80, up from under 30 at the beginning of the year prior to Viacom’s $340 million takeover in January. The channels are: Pluto TV Action; Pluto TV Sci-Fi; Pluto TV […]