Channel Launches


Vizio adds three sports channels including beIN Sport Xtra

TV Maker Vizio has announced the launch of three new sports channels and a new app for its SmartCast OS. Available now to US users at no extra cost are the NFL Channel, Pac-12 Insider and beIN Sports Xtra, the free-to-air channel which launched in November 2019. In addition, Vizio has confirmed availability of the […]

Insight TV launches on MX Player

Millennial-focused channel operator Insight TV has partnered with Indian streaming platform MX Player. The partnership will see the launch of Insight TV across the company’s OTT service in India along with its international platforms in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Nepal. Dubbed an ‘entertainment super app’ by Insight, MX Player offers […]

Estrella Media launches channels on Samsung TV Plus

Estrella Media has become the latest media company to partner with Samsung on its rapidly expanding Samsung TV Plus AVOD platform. The company is a Spanish-language media organisation, and has announced that it will bring its KSDX-EstrellaTV and Estrella News content to Samsung TV Plus. As its name would suggest, Estrella Media operates the Estrella […]

Fawesome launches on Sling TV

Sling TV, the Dish Network-owned vMVPD service, has partnered with Future Today to add Fawesome to its growing lineup of free streaming channels. Ad-supported streaming media business Future Today said that Fawesome offers over 10,000 movies and shows across more than 25 genres. Sling TV users will join viewers on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, […]

Court TV expands to Freesat

US courtroom news network Court TV has expanded its reach in the UK in a deal with Freesat. The channel first launched in the UK in September, and provides viewers access to, and analysis of, true-life courtroom dramas taking place in the US. Daytime trial coverage in the US airs in primetime in the UK […]

Insight TV ties up distribution deal with ViacomCBS for Pluto TV channel launches in UK and Germany

UHD broadcaster Insight TV has launched three of its channels on ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV in the UK and Germany as both continue their accelerated growth. The millennial-focused broadcaster has brought three of its channels to the service: lifestyle channel Insight TV; action-focused channel InTrouble; and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder. Key titles offered by the channels […]

Insight TV to launch on Huawei Video

Huawei has continued to quietly expand its ad-supported mobile-first video platform Huawei Video by signing a new deal with Insight TV. The announcement made by Natalie Boot, VP Media Sales, Insight TV, and Jamie Gonzalo, VP of Huawei Mobile Services EU, will see the flagship lifestyle channel Insight TV and its short-form content channel InShort […]

Vivacom takes FunBox UHD

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecommunications provider Vivacom have expanded their existing partnership to include SPI’s 4K entertainment and lifestyle channel FunBox UHD in the latter’s new UHD offering. The channel, which features documentaries, music, sports, arts/culture and lifestyle programming, has been available to Vivacom subscribers in the 4K Ultra package starting November 2. In […]

Netflix launches first linear channel

Netflix has gone linear for the first time. The channel, dubbed Direct, will launch in France as a test of the viability of Netflix as a more traditional TV offering. It will air French, international and US films and series that are available on the streaming service, available exclusively to Netflix subscribers. At least initially, […]

Film1 launches on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands

SPI International-owned Film1 has launched three of its channels on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands. Amazon Prime Video Channels launched across Spain, Italy and the Netherlands this week, allowing existing subscribers to add a wide array of other video services to their package. Film1 is the latest addition in the Dutch country, with […]